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Counselling psychologists’ talk about ‘psychopathology’ and diagnostic categories: A reflective account of a discourse analytic study

Craven, M and Coyle, A (2007) Counselling psychologists’ talk about ‘psychopathology’ and diagnostic categories: A reflective account of a discourse analytic study In: Analysing Qualitative Data in Psychology. Sage, London, 235 - 247.

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Abstract

The purpose of this report is to provide readers with a sense of what the outcome of a discourse analytic study may look like and how it might be presented when writing a journal article or a student dissertation. In the study presented in this report, counselling psychologists were interviewed about their views and understandings of ‘psychopathology’ and the use of diagnostic categories in counselling psychology practice, as discussion of these concerns has been part of the domain’s construction of its professional identity. The analysis presents participants as drawing upon two contrasting repertoires in constructing their positions on these issues, with the same participants drawing upon both repertoires. Throughout the report, text boxes are used at pertinent junctures to highlight important issues in writing up discourse analytic research and analyzing data through discourse analysis.

Item Type: Book Section
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences > Psychology
Depositing User: Mr Adam Field
Date Deposited: 27 May 2010 14:44
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2013 18:34
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/1729

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