On the use of discourse analysis in the therapeutic pratice of deconstructing and reconstructing the narratives of people suffering from stress and personal breakdowns

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Abstract

In this paper we will first take a look at some of the interest the concept of stress have received in the context of organizational discourse studies and argue that all though this interest have fertilized a range of interesting discussions of stress as well as modern forms of organization, important tasks still remains. One such task is to inform and qualify the therapeutic practice with people suffering from stress and personal breakdowns related to work. Secondly we will present our own embryonic attempts of integrating insights and tools from discourse analysis in our therapeutic practice. Finally we will discuss some of the possible relationships between discourse, power, matter and body as these manifests themselves in the stories of clients and discuss the possible implications of these findings.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Organizational Discourse : Processes, Practices and Performance
Number of pages18
Publication date2012
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventInternational Conference on Organizational Discourse: Processes, Practices and Performance - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 18 Jul 201220 Jul 2012
Conference number: 10th

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Organizational Discourse
Number10th
CountryNetherlands
CityAmsterdam
Period18/07/201220/07/2012

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