Complexity in Speech and its Relation to Emotional Bond in Therapist-Patient Interactions During Suicide Risk Assessment Interviews

@inproceedings{Nasir2017ComplexityIS,
  title={Complexity in Speech and its Relation to Emotional Bond in Therapist-Patient Interactions During Suicide Risk Assessment Interviews},
  author={Md. Nasir and Brian R W Baucom and Craig J. Bryan and Shrikanth Narayanan and Panayiotis G. Georgiou},
  booktitle={INTERSPEECH},
  year={2017}
}
In this paper, we analyze a 53-hour speech corpus of interactions of soldiers who had recently attempted suicide or had strong suicidal ideation conversing with their therapists. In particular, we study the complexity in therapist-patient speech as a marker of their emotional bond. Emotional bond is the extent to which the patient feels understood by and… CONTINUE READING