Psychotherapeutic Discourse

Future Directions and the Critical Pluralist Attitude
  • Robert L. Russell
Part of the Emotions, Personality, and Psychotherapy book series (EPPS)


As the contributions to this volume attest, important information about language use in psychotherapy can be discovered by distinguishing language-attribute dimensions or channels of communication and investigating each in isolation from the others. This is a time-honored strategy utilized in the natural and social sciences, and permits the reduction of what seems imponderably complex to more manageable levels. However, at some point, the dimensions that have been isolated through analysis must be resynthesized to gain an adequate comprehension of the process under investigation as a whole.


Verbal Behavior Research Paradigm Dyadic Interaction Interpersonal Style Therapist Language 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert L. Russell
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  1. 1.Department of PsychologyNew School for Social ResearchNew YorkUSA

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