Vortrag "What CA can learn from therapists"

von Thomas Spranz-Fogasy auf der International Conference on Conversation Analysis and Psychotherapy, Gent, 18.-20. September, 2014
Thomas Spranz-Fogasy: What CA can learn from therapists. Paper at the International Conference on Conversation Analysis and Psychotherapy. Universiteit Gent, Belgium, September 18-20, 2014 In interdisciplinary research of CA and Psychotherapy, CA aims “to fill the gaps in psychotherapy theory. However, CA itself may benefit from psychotherapy in different respects by analyzing: (1) therapists’ particular interactive practices, (2) therapists’ explanations of these practices, and (3) therapists’ diagnostic and therapeutic labels of the clients interactive behavior (e.g. control, submission etc.). This paper relates particular therapeutic practices, therapists’ explanations, and therapeutic labels on the basis of three types of interactions:
  • Diagnostic interviews with patients regarding the manual of the Operationalized Psychodynamic Diagnosis program
  • Video-stimulated recall interviews with the therapist who conducted the diagnostic interview
  • Video-stimulated expert interviews with an expert familiar with the diagnostic manual used by the therapist
We try to reconstruct therapists’ practices, the practices’ diagnostic motivation, design and interactive effects and, additionally, the interactional complements of diagnostic labels. The research presented here is part of a larger project "Professional Interaction" at the Institute for the German Language (Mannheim/Germany) and it is run in cooperation with an international psychosomatic research project on Operationalized Psychodynamic Diagnosis (Arbeitskreis OPD 2006) centered at the University of Heidelberg. The OPD project aims at diagnosing patients with regard to a 5-axe psychodynamic model.