Emotional discourse in psychotherapy



The article explores the different types of discourse from the perspective of the emotional atmosphere's substrate on the therapeutic session. The author selects some of the emotional discourses and describes their connection with the experience of early childhood relationships with significant adults. This concept of the emotional discourse allows not to determine the type of the client personality, but to deal with the relations the client establishes. So the therapist focuses on the process of therapeutic communication and, moreover, in the "language's" characteristics of the contact between the partiсipants.

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Keywords: discourse, the emotional language speaker, emotional discourses in psychotherapy, types of emotional discourses

Journal rubric: Essay

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/cpp.2015230210

For citation: Dorozhkin V.R. Emotional discourse in psychotherapy. Konsul'tativnaya psikhologiya i psikhoterapiya = Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy, 2015. Vol. 23, no. 2, pp. 157–171. DOI: 10.17759/cpp.2015230210. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Valery R. Dorozhkin, Doctor of Psychology, Associate Professor of Psychology and Psychotherapy, Professor of Psychology and Social Work, Institute of Training of public employment service in Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine, e-mail: valedor2007@gmail.com



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