Rober, Peter and Elliott, Robert and Buysse, Ann and Loots, Gerrit and De Corte, Kim (2008) Positioning in the therapist's inner conversation: a dialogical model based on a grounded theory analysis of therapist reflections. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 34 (3). pp. 406-421. ISSN 0194-472XFull text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)
In recent years, a dialogical perspective has emerged in the family therapy field in which the therapist's inner conversation is conceptualized as a dialogical self. In this study, we analyze the data of a grounded theory study of therapist reflections and we portray the therapist's self as a dynamic multiplicity of inner positions embodied as voices, having dialogical relationships in terms of questions and answers or agreement and disagreement. We propose a descriptive model of the therapist's inner conversation with four positions. In this model, each of the four positions represents a concern of the therapist: attending to the client's process, processing the client's story, focusing on the therapist's own experience, and managing the therapeutic process. Detailed analyses of vignettes of therapist reflections illustrate the model, and implications of this model for training and supervision are considered.
|Keywords:||family therapy, qualitivie research, ideas, psychotherapy, violence, clients, session, voices, self, The family. Marriage. Women, Clinical Psychology, Social Psychology, Social Sciences (miscellaneous), Sociology and Political Science|
|Subjects:||Social Sciences > The family. Marriage. Women|
|Department:||Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Psychological Science and Health > Counselling|
|Depositing user:||Strathprints Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||01 Jun 2010 10:54|
|Last modified:||04 May 2016 15:21|