Therapy Talk aims to help those who apply 'the talking cure' become better at their jobs by enabling them to understand how their verbal responses may channel the conversation partner into a particular direction, promoting conversation analysis as a useful tool to study and enhance the therapeutic alliance between client and practitioner.
Pamela Fitzgerald works as a person-centred, cognitive-behavioural and solution-focused Psychotherapist and Counselling Psychologist in Dublin, Ireland, and Frankfurt, Germany. She is a private practitioner but also works as a trainer in the field of workplace health promotion, and is part of an affiliate network for Employee Assistant Programmes in the UK, Ireland and Germany. She completed her PhD at the University of Manchester, UK, under Professor Emeritus Ivan Leudar.
1. Introduction 2. Interaction Issues in Short-Term Psychotherapy 3. Conversation Analysis and Psychotherapy 4. A Note on Methodology 5. On Active Listening in Short-Term Psychotherapy 6. On the Use of Formulations in Short-Term Psychotherapy 7. Sequencing in Short-Term Psychotherapy 8. Employee Assistance Programmes - A Management Tool 9. Conclusions and Implications