Discursive Psychology as a method of analysis for the study of couple and family therapy
AffiliationUniversity of Leicester; University of Chester; Indiana University
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AbstractThe field of couple and family therapy has benefitted from evidence generated from qualitative approaches. Evidence developed from approaches relying on language and social interaction using naturally occurring recordings of real-world practice has the benefit of facilitating practice-based recommendations and informing practice. The aim of this article is to provide an overview of one approach to discourse analysis, Discursive Psychology (DP), demonstrating how a social constructionist framework and focus on discourse can provide an important contribution to the field of therapy. To illustrate the methodological decision-making process for researchers and/or practitioners who utilize DP, we draw upon a video-recorded therapeutic session involving Tom Andersen. To conclude, we make recommendations for practitioners using DP to explore and examine therapeutic practice.
CitationO'Reilly, M. J., Kiyimba, N., & Lester, J. (2018). Discursive psychology as a method of analysis for the study of couple and family therapy. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 44(3), pp. 409-425. https://doi.org/10.1111/jmft.12288
DescriptionThis is the peer reviewed version of the following article: O'Reilly, M. J., Kiyimba, N., & Lester, J. (2018). Discursive psychology as a method of analysis for the study of couple and family therapy. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 44(3), pp. 409-425, which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1111/jmft.12288. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving
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