This article is the result of a research in the frame of therapeutic process, based on Generic Change Indicators (Krause et al., 2006a). Along with Speech Acts Theory (Searle, 2002; Aristegui et al., 2005) it is proposed to use the Dialogical Self Model (Hermans, 1996; Valsiner, 2007) as a suitable device for characterizing and differentiating change and stagnant episodes, in therapeutic conversation. The analysis unit of study is constituted by extracts from two therapies of different theoretical orientation, with change and stagnant episodes previously identified through indicators derived from Subjective Change Theory. The study of change episodes indicates dialogical characteristics of the therapeutic conversation which suppose a selfreferential language game where therapist and consultant build a self-position description (subject) that commits with certain ilocutive intentions of action. The study and comparison of change episodes with stagnate episodes integrate in the discussion the distinctions of experience focus in first person and veritative symmetry applied to self referential-performativity and the notions selfdialogicality dialogicality according to the self-dialogical theory (Hermans, 1996; Valsiner, 2007; Anderson, 1999).
|Translated title of the contribution||Dialogues and self-reference: Change processes in psychotherapy from speech acts's perspective|
|Number of pages||13|
|Journal||Revista Latinoamericana de Psicologia|
|State||Published - 2009|