Collaborative Practice in Psychology and Therapy

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  • Copyright: 2004-01-16
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Collaborative Practice in Psychology and Therapy provides mainstream academics and practitioners with easy access to cutting-edge thinking in social constructionist psychology and therapy. This unique book is geared to readers who may not be familiar with narrative, social constructionist, or critical psychology and therapy, presenting contemporary theory and practice with a minimum of jargon. The field's leading practitioners and theorists demonstrate, through a collaborative and relational focus, how to work with people, rather than on them in a mutual, co-constructive exchange. Collaborative Practice in Psychology and Therapy bridges the gap between modern and postmodern theory, providing a well-rounded view that enables readers to see how contemporary theory can be applied in various subdisciplines. Each user-friendly” chapter is virtually free of technical terms, beginning with a readable thumbnail summary of the practical, accessible material that follows. The book includes case studies and examples, illustrations, tables, a brief glossary of the few terms that do need explaining, and suggestions for additional readings. Collaborative Practice in Psychology and Therapy includes easy-to-apply ideas on: theory therapeutic practice teaching/supervision research and much more! Collaborative Practice in Psychology and Therapy is a practical, accessible resource for psychology and therapy students and practitioners, academics working in psychotherapy training and supervision, critical psychology, and psychological research. The book provides vital information for theorists and professionals interested in relational and collaborative practice on psychology and therapy, including clinical psychologists, individual, couple, and family therapists, school counselors, and social workers.

Table of Contents

About the Editorsp. xiii
Contributorsp. xv
Forewordp. xxiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xxix
Introduction: Toward an Ethic of Hospitalityp. 1
Theory: Beyond Persuasion--Theorizing Without Violence
Social Construction As Practical Theory: Lessons for Practice and Reflection in Psychotherapyp. 9
Persuasion As Pervasivep. 11
Providing a Conversational Arenap. 13
Social Constructionp. 14
Meaning As Relationalp. 15
From Method to Daily Engagements (Performances)p. 17
Social Construction As Practical Theoryp. 19
Therapy Theory After the Postmodern Turnp. 23
Our Postmodern Turnp. 25
The New Vision of Affirmative Postmodernismp. 27
Creating Paralogyp. 31
Summary and Conclusionp. 34
Collaboration Within a Pragmatic Tradition: The Psychotherapeutic Legacy of William Jamesp. 41
Introductionp. 42
If There Was a Jamesian Clinical Tradition...p. 42
Pluralism, Skepticism, and Radical Empiricism--What Might This Mean for a Collaborative Therapy?p. 45
Empirically Informed Therapyp. 47
Pragmatic Clinical Practicep. 50
Conclusionp. 53
Knowing More Than We Can Sayp. 55
Postmodern Discoursep. 56
Trying to Face the Unsayablep. 59
Into the Therapistp. 61
Toward Practicep. 63
On the Way to "Presence": Methods of a "Social Poetics"p. 69
Mutual Responsivityp. 71
From Fixity to Fluidity, from Entanglements to Self-Respect: Conversational Ethicsp. 74
Orienting Images and Examples: Methods of a Social Poeticsp. 75
Conclusion: The Conversational-Poetic Stancep. 78
Therapy: "Knowing-With" In Therapeutic Practice
Relational Attunement: Internal and External Reflections on Harmonizing with Clientsp. 85
Four Ways of Knowingp. 87
Slowing Myself Down to Stay Closer to Clients' Meaningsp. 89
Being Transparentp. 90
How Can I Help?p. 91
Ways to Ask for Feedbackp. 93
Closing Momentsp. 94
Talking About "Knowing-With" (Like a Team!)p. 97
A Room of Their Ownp. 109
Initial Formulation and Application of the Interventionp. 110
Subsequent Applications of the Interventionp. 113
Theoretical Possibilities: Space, Status, and the Struggle for Recognitionp. 114
Alternative Applicationsp. 117
Young People and Adults in a Team Against Harassment: Bringing Forth Student Knowledge and Skillp. 121
Working As Adults with a Team of Young Peoplep. 123
Stepping Back As Adultsp. 125
Discovering Student Knowledgep. 126
Passing on Student Mediation Knowledgep. 127
Team Buildingp. 129
Future Planning and Directionsp. 130
Trustp. 131
Knowing-With: Moral Questions of Relationshipp. 133
First Vignettep. 136
Second Vignettep. 138
Third Vignettep. 140
Final Thoughtsp. 141
Supervision and Training: Relational Practices
Countercultural Therapy: An Attempt to Match Pedagogy to Practicep. 145
Introducing Social Constructionist and Critical Psychology into Clinical Psychology Trainingp. 157
Introductionp. 157
Contexts for Trainingp. 158
Practice Examples in Academic Teachingp. 159
Storying Counselors: Producing Professional Selves in Supervisionp. 171
Introductionp. 171
Counselor Author-ity in Supervisionp. 172
Some Problems with Developmental Assumptionsp. 175
Multiple Voices: Producing Possibilities for Practicep. 176
Sharing the Cloak: Relational Responsibility in Supervisionp. 179
Stories for Action: The Work of Supervisionp. 180
Power, Gender, and Accountability in Supervisionp. 183
Historical Contextp. 185
Mentoring or Monitoring?p. 186
Constructions of Power in Supervisionp. 187
The Projectp. 188
Findings and Discussionp. 189
Conclusionp. 195
Respectful Super-Vision: Avoiding Relational Violencep. 199
Deconstructing Super-Visionp. 200
Our Supervision History/Herstory: Does It Have Anything to Teach Us?p. 201
Preferred versus Nonpreferred Supervisor Adjectivesp. 204
More Questions to Considerp. 204
What Does All This Mean?p. 205
Concluding Remarksp. 210
Research: Exploring from Within--Collaborative Research Practices
Meaningful Moments As Collaborative Accomplishments: Research from Within Consultative Dialoguep. 213
Research As Conversationp. 214
Research and the Immediacies of Conversationp. 215
Conversation and the Yet-to-Be-Spokenp. 216
Conversational Research from Withinp. 217
Variations on a Poetic Methodp. 218
Some Ethical Caveatsp. 221
Implicationsp. 223
"Acting-With": Partisan Participant Observation As a Social-Practice Basis for Shared Knowingp. 229
The Radical in Social Constructionism...p. 230
...And Some of Its Limitationsp. 231
Relational Violence As a Structural Phenomenonp. 232
Partisan Participant Observation As an Attempt to Minimize Structural Relational Violencep. 234
Conclusionp. 237
Research and Solidarity: Partnerships for Knowing with Community Membersp. 243
Research Partnerships for Solidarityp. 244
Values in Solidarity Researchp. 246
Guidelines for Solidarity Researchp. 250
Case Examplesp. 253
Conclusionp. 256
Glossaryp. 259
Name Indexp. 263
Subject Indexp. 269
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