© 1987

Language in Psychotherapy

Strategies of Discovery

  • Robert L. Russell

Part of the Emotions, Personality, and Psychotherapy book series (EPPS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    1. Robert L. Russell
      Pages 1-9
  3. Content-Category Strategies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Louis A. Gottschalk
      Pages 13-70
  4. Intersubjective Category Strategies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. William B. Stiles
      Pages 131-170
  5. Extralinguistic Category Strategies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-171
    2. Joseph D. Matarazzo, Donald J. Kiesler, Arthur N. Wiens
      Pages 173-212
    3. George F. Mahl
      Pages 213-269
  6. Linguistic Strategies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 271-271
    2. Michael J. Patton, Naomi M. Meara
      Pages 273-301
    3. Roy D. Pea, Robert L. Russell
      Pages 303-338
  7. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 339-339
    2. Robert L. Russell
      Pages 341-351
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 353-357

About this book


This book of original contributions presents investigations of psycho­ therapautic interaction. While the methodological strategies and the­ oretical orientations of these investigations are notably diverse, the utterance-by-utterance analysis of client-therapist dialogue provides a strong commonality of interest and a particularly productive perspective from which the process of psychotherapy can be illuminated. It is hoped that the contributions selected, and the problems with which they are occupied, will make evident the rich possibilities such a perspective has to offer. It should be noted, however, that the present volume is not a com­ pendium: any effort to be exhaustive would be thwarted by considera­ tions of length alone. Thus, certain omissions were inevitable. It is hoped that the interested reader will use the extensive references to become acquainted with the works not here included. Whatever effort I extended as editor and contributor to this volume could not have been undertaken without the lifelong spirit of support of my parents, Selma S. and Jay F. Russell. I dedicate my contribution to them.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Robert L. Russell
    • 1
  1. 1.New School for Social ResearchNew YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Language in Psychotherapy
  • Book Subtitle Strategies of Discovery
  • Editors Robert L. Russell
  • Series Title Emotions, Personality, and Psychotherapy
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-306-42422-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4899-0498-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4899-0496-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 357
  • Number of Illustrations 7 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Psychiatry
    Linguistics, general
    Language and Literature
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