ERIC Number: ED196041
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Language Patterns and Therapeutic Change.
Phoenix, Valdemar G.; Lindeman, Mary L.
Noting that the mental health practitioner needs highly developed linguistic and communicative skills in order to precipitate therapeutic changes, this paper discusses the nature of the contexts of therapeutic interaction. It examines verb tense as a linguistic context marker and shows how various schools of therapy can use it. In addition, it examines the manipulation of time frames in hypnotherapy. The paper argues that any therapeutic interaction that produces effective and lasting change does so because of a manipulation of time frames analogous to that presented. (FL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Tense (Verbs)
Note: Paper presented at the Delaware Symposium II on Language Studies (Newark, DE, October 15-17, 1980).