Therapy talk: analyzing therapeutic discourse.

  title={Therapy talk: analyzing therapeutic discourse.},
  author={M. Leahy},
  journal={Language, speech, and hearing services in schools},
  volume={35 1},
  • M. Leahy
  • Published 2004
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Language, speech, and hearing services in schools
Therapeutic discourse is the talk-in-interaction that represents the social practice between clinician and client. This article invites speech-language pathologists to apply their knowledge of language to analyzing therapy talk and to learn how talking practices shape clinical roles and identities. A range of qualitative research approaches, including ethnography of communication, conversation analysis, and frame theory, provides a background for the case presentation of a 13-year-old girl who… Expand
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