It's like jumping off a cliff without a parachute

Heenan, Colleen (2006) It's like jumping off a cliff without a parachute. In: Qualitative Research and Marginalisation Conference, 3 - 5 May 2006, University of Leicester.

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Discourse analysis lends itself well to the field of qualitative clinical research because of its unique focus on language as constructive rather than revealing. In turn, taking a reflexive stance as therapist/researcher situates the clinician as an inherent part of this discursive process, constructing notions of normality and abnormality through therapeutic practices. In this paper, I use material from a psychodynamic therapy group for women with eating problems in order to explore the usefulness of a feminist foucaultian perspective in researching aspects of psychotherapy. While taking a deconstructive stance, I also highlight the contribution psychoanalytic theory can make towards understanding the complexity of the 'self'.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: This is an electronic version of a paper given at the Qualitative Research and Marginalisation Conference, University of Leicester, 3-5 May, 2006.
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: School of Education and Psychology > Psychology
Depositing User: Scott Wilson
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2013 12:51
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2014 10:58

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