“Discourse Analysis Workshop” at University of Edinburgh, School of Health in Social Science

There will be a series of workshops with an focus on “discourse analysis in health and social science”.
  
ALL ARE WELCOME but places are limited. Please contact me directly laura.cariola@ed.ac.uk to reserve your place for the workshops. No prior knowledge of discourse analysis is required, but an interest of using qualitative approaches to health-related data is necessary.
 
Workshop 1 – 9thth October 2017, 3-5pm
Workshop 2 – 30th October 2017, 3-5pm
Workshop 3 – 20th November 2017, 3-5pm

Location: Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities
 

“Formulations in Psychotherapy Admission Interviews and the Conversational Construction of Diagnosis” by Juan Eduardo Bonnin

In this article, we contribute to understanding the interactional aspects of making clinical diagnosis in mental health care. We observe that therapists, during the “problem presentation” sequence in clinical encounters, often use a specific form of diagnostic formulations to elicit more diagnostically relevant information. By doing so, they often substitute one type of verb with another, following a diagnostic hypothesis. Specifically, in interviews that arrive at a diagnosis of neurosis, therapists formulate with behavioral verbal processes; in interviews that arrive at a diagnosis of psychosis, they do so with material ones. Such formulations often prove useful to define clinical diagnoses. They can, however, also be dangerous in that they may favor the therapist’s agenda over the patient’s. Our analysis helps therapists not only better understand the diagnostic process but also reflect upon their own use of diagnostic formulations and become aware of the clinical effects of their interactional performance.

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Language and Psychoanalysis. Special issue on Conversational Analysis

screen-shot-2017-01-15-at-15-51-46Our guest editors Prof. Michael. B. Buchholz and Prof. Horst Kächele have put together a special issue on “Conversational Analysis in Psychotherapy Process Research”. The special issue has excellent contributions that were originally part of the panel at the 47th SPR International Annual Meeting in Jerusalem, Israel. The panel was extremely successful and produced fruitful discussions on positioning conversational analysis in the field of psychotherapy research.

The contributions of the special issue are:

http://www.language-and-psychoanalysis.com/issue/current

 

Dr Laura Thompson

Dr Laura Thompson

Affiliation: Loughborough University

Laura Thompson is a Chartered Psychologist and Lecturer in Social Psychology at Loughborough University. Her research is applied and ‘real-world’, focusing broadly on health, communication and socio-psychological approaches to occupational psychology. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, Laura draws across a range of methods, in particular conversation analysis, to help solve problems within the health sector, psychiatry and private or public companies. Her research aims to form the foundations for psychological treatments and interventions for individuals with health conditions, including schizophrenia and multiple sclerosis. 

 

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Marie-Luise Alder

Marie-Luise Alder

Affiliation : International Psychoanalytic University Berlin

I am a doctoral student of Humboldt-University Berlin and member of the doctoral program PSAID at International Psychoanalytic University (IPU). At IPU I am research assistant at the CEMPP Project (Conversation analysis of empathy in psychotherapy process research).

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Prof Michael Buchholz

Michael Buchholz

Affiliation : International Psychoanalytic University Berlin

Prof. Dr. Michael B. Buchholz, Dipl.-Psych., Professor for Social Psychology at the International Psychoanalytic University (IPU), Berlin (Germany), head of the Dissertation Program at IPU. PhD in Psychoanalysis 1980 (Frankfurt), Habilitation in Social Sciences 1990 in Göttingen; Psychoanalyst and Training Analyst in the German Psychoanalytic Society. Editorial board of “System Familie”, “Psychotherapie und Sozialwissenschaft”, “Psychosozial”, “International Forum of Psychoanalysis”, „Language and Psychoanalysis“. More than 150 publications. Qualitative studies: analysis of a 30 session short-term therapy (1996), scenarios of contact (1997), sexual offenders in group therapy (2008), empathy conversations in psychotherapy.

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Michael Dittmann

Michael Dittmann

Affiliation: International Psychoanalytic University Berlin

Michael M. Dittmann, BA and MA in Psychology („Open up open-topic closing – local production of social relation in a psychodynamic short-term Therapy“), BA Econonomic Psychology („Psychological impact study of the work of Michelangelo da Caravaggio ‚Amor vincit omnia‘“); University Lecturer and Research Associate for Social Psychology at the International Psychoanalytic University (IPU) Berlin (Germany); current research projects: Conversation Analysis of Empathy in Psychotherapy Process Research (CEMPP), Typical Problematic Situations (TPS), Joint Evaluation of Therapeutic Help (JETH); publications: challenging situations (2015) and empathy (2015; 2016).

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