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Research Perspectives in Couple Therapy

Discursive Qualitative Methods

Editors: Borcsa, Maria, Rober, Peter (Eds.)

  • Highlights a diverse range of qualitative methods
  • Discusses mixed method research in family therapy
  • Provides input for theory development and clinical practice
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About this book

In this powerful volume, six qualitative methods are used to analyze a couple therapy with a troubled young couple, illustrating the intricate processes and sub-processes of therapy through client interactions with their therapists and with each other. Increasingly popular for revealing the nuances and complexity of human interactions, qualitative approaches focus on process and discursive methods which can be particularly rewarding in multi-client settings. Through the examples that make up the text, practitioners and researchers become better acquainted  with the power of qualitative perspectives and are encouraged to examine their own views on therapy as they consider these and other concepts:


The development of dialogical space in a couple therapy session.

Introducing novelties into therapeutic dialogue: the importance of minor shifts of the therapist.

Therapists’ responses for enhancing change through dialogue: dialogical investigations of change.

Fostering dialogue: exploring the therapists’ discursive contributions

in a couple therapy.

Dominant story, power, and positioning.

Constructing the moral order of a relationship in couples therapy.

Research Perspectives in Couple Therapy: Discursive Qualitative Methods ably demonstrates the balance between therapeutic art and science for family and couples therapists, psychologists, and other mental health professionals in research and practice.

About the authors

Maria Borcsa, Dipl.-Psych., PhD, is a Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Applied Sciences in Nordhausen, Germany. She is also a Licensed Psychological Psychotherapist and family therapist, trainer and supervisor. She has been board member of the Systemic Society (Systemische Gesellschaft), German Association for Systemic Research, Therapy, Supervision and Counselling; member and board member of the European Family Therapy Association (EFTA) (2007-2016), Chair of the Chamber of National Family Therapy Organizations of EFTA (2010-2013), and President of EFTA (2013-2016). Dr. Borcsa is also a founding member of the Institute for Social Medicine, Health Care Research and Rehabilitation Sciences at University of Nordhausen; Co-editor of the scientific journals “Systeme” (2001 -2014) and “Psychotherapie im Dialog” (2007-2018), member of the Editorial Board of  the journals "Testing, Psychometrics, Methodology in Applied Psychology", “Contemporary Family Therapy”, Associate Editor of the “Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy” and Advisory Editor of “Family Process”. 


Peter Rober Ph.D., Professor in Clinical Psychology at Leuven University (KU Leuven), Belgium. He is a family therapist, supervisor and family therapy trainer. His research focus is on family therapy and family communication (e.g. family secrecy, selective disclosure, dialogical space, …). He has written four books in Dutch and has published several articles in international journals on family therapy and qualitative research.

Reviews

“First, the book is educational. It provides a brief overview of the theory and data analyses for a number of qualitative research methods that can be used to analyse the process of change in couple therapy. … Second, the book prompts reflection on our own understanding of the process of therapy, the ways meaning can be found through conversational processes, and the ways in which discursive analyses help us enhance our understanding of change in therapy.” (Jemima Petch, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy, Vol. 38, June, 2017) 


Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • The Challenge: Tailoring Qualitative Process Research Methods for the Study of Marital and Family Therapeutic Sessions

    Rober, Peter (et al.)

    Pages 1-9

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  • The Couple Therapy of Victoria and Alfonso

    Rober, Peter (et al.)

    Pages 11-16

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  • The Development of Dialogical Space in a Couple Therapy Session

    Rober, Peter

    Pages 17-30

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  • Introducing Novelties into Therapeutic Dialogue: The Importance of Minor Shifts of the Therapist

    Laitila, Aarno

    Pages 31-46

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  • Therapists’ Responses for Enhancing Change Through Dialogue: Dialogical Investigations of Change

    Seikkula, Jaakko (et al.)

    Pages 47-69

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Buy this book

eBook 53,54 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-23306-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 67,59 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-23305-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Research Perspectives in Couple Therapy
Book Subtitle
Discursive Qualitative Methods
Editors
  • Maria Borcsa
  • Peter Rober
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-23306-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-23306-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-23305-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 176
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations, 143 illustrations in colour
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