Observations on silence in telephone delivered cognitive behavioural therapy (T-CBT)

Chatwin, JR, Bee, P, Macfarlane, GJ and Lovell, K 2014, 'Observations on silence in telephone delivered cognitive behavioural therapy (T-CBT)' , Journal of Linguistics and Professional Practice, 11 (1) .

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Abstract

In psychotherapy and counselling, and many other institutional settings, the occurrence and interactionally derived meaning of pauses and silence have an array of implications over and above those of ‘everyday’ interaction. In this study we utilised conversation analysis to explore aspects of silence in one particular therapeutic setting: telephone delivered cognitive behavioural therapy (T-CBT). We outline how instances of silence which are notionally ‘problematic’ can result in remedial action which we broadly categorise as: ‘Same party prompt’, ‘same party repair’, or ‘synchronous repair’. We observe that ‘therapeutic’ silences that were oriented to by interlocutors as non-problematic generally occur in particular phases of an encounter, and we argue that it is often the issue of how parties switch between and signal orientation towards different modes of silence that can create interactional misalignment, rather than the silence itself.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Applied Research in Health, Welfare and Policy
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Linguistics and Professional Practice
Publisher: Equinox Publishing
ISSN: 2040-3658
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Depositing User: JR Chatwin
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2018 10:44
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2018 10:44
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/47511

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