Narrative Counselling

Social and linguistic processes of change

Peter Muntigl | University of Salzburg
ISBN 9789027227010 (Eur) | EUR 115.00
ISBN 9781588115348 (USA) | USD 173.00
ISBN 9789027295347 | EUR 115.00 | USD 173.00
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What actually happens in counselling interactions?

How does counselling bring about change?

How do clients end up producing new and alternative stories of their lives and relationships?

By addressing these questions and others, Peter Muntigl explores the narrative counselling process in the context where it is enacted: the unfolding conversation between counsellor and clients. Through a transdisciplinary approach that combines conversation analysis and systemic functional linguistic theory, Muntigl demonstrates how language is used in couples counselling, how language use changes over the course of counselling, and how this process provides clients with new linguistic resources that help them change their social relationships.

This book will be a valuable resource not only for linguists and discourse analysts, but also for researchers and practitioners in the fields of counselling, psychotherapy, psychology, and medicine.

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“Theory vs application, inertia vs change, semantics vs pragmatics, text vs context, genre vs activity, critique vs interpretation… change the ‘vs’ to ‘and’ in any of these oppositions and you have the complementarities championed by Muntigl in this ground-breaking work on therapeutic discourse. Socially responsible text analysis informed by systemic functional linguistics and CA, at its very best.”
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