Metaphor in Psychotherapy

A descriptive and prescriptive analysis

| The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
HardboundAvailable
ISBN 9789027202055 | EUR 90.00 | USD 135.00
 
e-Book
ISBN 9789027271617 | EUR 90.00 | USD 135.00
 
This book represents a bold attempt to address contemporary issues in both metaphor and psychotherapy research. On one hand, metaphor research is increasingly concerned not just with describing metaphors in discourse, but how they could be used more adroitly in purposive ‘real world’ contexts such as psychotherapy. On the other hand, while a growing number of mental health professionals believe that metaphors contribute in some way to the psychotherapy process, their ability and willingness to use metaphors might be compromised by a relative unfamiliarity with the various nuanced aspects of metaphor theory. The present analysis of metaphors in authentic psychotherapeutic talk brings these theoretical aspects to the forefront, and suggests how they can be applied to enhance the use of communication of metaphors in psychotherapy. It should be of interest to metaphor researchers, mental health professionals, and discourse analysts in general.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
1. Introduction: A metaphor renaissance
1–12
2. The nature of psychotherapeutic discourse
13–46
3. The ideational resources of metaphors: Embodied, cultural, and individual-specific knowledge
47–74
4. Metaphor types and the rhetorical development of metaphors
75–104
5. Metaphoric consistency and variability as therapeutic discourse strategies
105–122
6. From therapeutic discourse to the discourse of therapy: THERAPY IS A JOURNEY as a discourse metaphor
123–148
7. The co-text of metaphors: Discourse markers as signalling devices
149–170
8. Summary, emergent themes and future directions
171–182
References
183–204
Name index
205–208
Subject index
209–211
“[A]n insightful contextualised analysis of metaphors in a discipline which has concerned itself with their utility in clinical practice.”
“Tay’s book is one of the relatively rare publications in the field of metaphor research with a truly interdisciplinary perspective. Tay displays great expertise in both discourse analysis and psychotherapy, and his book is a fountain of knowledge and inspiration for readers whose research interests lie in metaphor, psychotherapy and discourse analysis in general.”
Cited by

Cited by other publications

Coll-Florit, Marta, Xavier Miranda & Salvador Climent
2019. Metáforas de la esquizofrenia. Revista Española de Lingüística Aplicada/Spanish Journal of Applied Linguistics 32:1  pp. 1 ff. Crossref logo
Criollo, Andrea B., Simón Díaz-Muelle, Francisco J. Ruiz & María B. García-Martín
2018. Common Physical Properties Improve Metaphor Effect Even in the Context of Multiple Examples. The Psychological Record 68:4  pp. 513 ff. Crossref logo
KNAPTON, OLIVIA
2016. Dynamic conceptualizations of threat in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Language and Cognition 8:1  pp. 1 ff. Crossref logo
Littlemore, Jeannette & Sarah Turner
2019. What Can Metaphor Tell Us About Experiences of Pregnancy Loss and How Are These Experiences Reflected in Midwife Practice?. Frontiers in Communication 4 Crossref logo
Mathieson, Fiona, Jennifer Jordan, James Bennett-Levy & Maria Stubbe
2018. Keeping metaphor in mind: training therapists in metaphor-enhanced cognitive behaviour therapy. The Cognitive Behaviour Therapist 11 Crossref logo
Olguín, Valeria, Máximo Trench & Ricardo Minervino
2017. Attending to individual recipients’ knowledge when generating persuasive analogies. Journal of Cognitive Psychology 29:6  pp. 755 ff. Crossref logo
Reijnierse, W. Gudrun, Christian Burgers, Tina Krennmayr & Gerard J. Steen
2019. Metaphor in communication: the distribution of potentially deliberate metaphor across register and word class. Corpora 14:3  pp. 301 ff. Crossref logo
Reijnierse, W. Gudrun, Christian Burgers, Tina Krennmayr & Gerard J. Steen
2020.  In Drawing Attention to Metaphor [Figurative Thought and Language, 5],  pp. 15 ff. Crossref logo
Schmitt, Rudolf
2017.  In Handbuch Qualitative Forschung in der Psychologie,  pp. 1 ff. Crossref logo
Schmitt, Rudolf
2020.  In Handbuch Qualitative Forschung in der Psychologie [Springer Reference Psychologie, ],  pp. 1 ff. Crossref logo
Tay, Dennis
2014. At the heart of cognition, communication, and language: The value of psychotherapy to metaphor study. Metaphor and the Social World 4:1  pp. 48 ff. Crossref logo
Tay, Dennis
2014. Bodily experience as both source and target of meaning making: Implications from metaphors in psychotherapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Cognitive Linguistic Studies 1:1  pp. 84 ff. Crossref logo
Tay, Dennis
2015. Metaphor in case study articles on Chinese university counseling service websites. Chinese Language and Discourse 6:1  pp. 28 ff. Crossref logo
Tay, Dennis
2016.  In The Palgrave Handbook of Adult Mental Health,  pp. 558 ff. Crossref logo
Tay, Dennis
2016. Metaphor and Psychological Transference. Metaphor and Symbol 31:1  pp. 11 ff. Crossref logo
Tay, Dennis
2017. Exploring the Metaphor–Body–Psychotherapy Relationship. Metaphor and Symbol 32:3  pp. 178 ff. Crossref logo
Tay, Dennis
2017. The Nuances of Metaphor Theory for Constructivist Psychotherapy. Journal of Constructivist Psychology 30:2  pp. 165 ff. Crossref logo
Tay, Dennis
2017. Time series analysis of discourse: A case study of metaphor in psychotherapy sessions. Discourse Studies 19:6  pp. 694 ff. Crossref logo
Tay, Dennis
2019. Metaphor Response Categories and Distribution Between Therapists and Clients: a Case Study in the Chinese Context. Journal of Constructivist Psychology  pp. 1 ff. Crossref logo
Tay, Dennis
2020. Affective Engagement in Metaphorical versus Literal Communication Styles in Counseling. Discourse Processes 57:4  pp. 360 ff. Crossref logo
Tay, Dennis, Jin Huang & Huiheng Zeng
2019. Affective and Discursive Outcomes of Symbolic Interpretations in Picture-Based Counseling: A Skin Conductance and Discourse Analytic Study. Metaphor and Symbol 34:2  pp. 96 ff. Crossref logo
Uyar Suiçmez, Tuğba
2019. Metafor ve Psikoterapi. Ayna Klinik Psikoloji Dergisi Crossref logo
Vries, Clarissa de, W. Gudrun Reijnierse & Roel Willems
2018. Eye movements reveal readers’ sensitivity to deliberate metaphors during narrative reading. Scientific Study of Literature 8:1  pp. 135 ff. Crossref logo

This list is based on CrossRef data as of 01 may 2020. Please note that it may not be complete. Sources presented here have been supplied by the respective publishers. Any errors therein should be reported to them.

Subjects
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2013018614