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The Conversational Model

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Defining the Conversational Model

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Defining The Conversational ModelRussell Meares 
Evolution of The Conversational ModelRussell Meares 
Essentials of the Conversational ModelRussell Meares 
The Conversational Model: An OverviewMichael Williamson 

Therapeutic applications of The Conversational Model

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and the Conversational Model - OCD.Russell Meares 
Managing Borderline Personality Disorder in General PracticeChris Willcox 
Attachment and the Conversational ModelJoan Haliburn 
Don't be fooled by painful memories, it is the traumatic memories that count.Kamal Touma 
Integrating Trauma. 
Psychosis - An exploration of traumatic origins.Joan Haliburn 
The interface of psychotherapy and Autistic Spectrum DisorderJulie Kibby 
The Conversational Model approach to guilt and shame associated with trauma.Joan Haliburn 
Trauma, Self and Connection: The Conversational Model of Psychodynamic PsychotherapySimon Mundy 
What else works: evidence for psychotherapy models for treating borderline personality disorderNick Bendit 
The Traumatised SelfMichael Williamson 

The Practice of The Conversational Model

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Transforming Inner into Outer: Or how a therapist goes about choosing what to reveal about his Inner Conversation.George Lianos 
Diary as a Transitional ObjectJanine Stevenson 
The psychoanalytical third in the unguarded momentMichael Williamson 
25 years of psychotherapy teaching and researchJoan Haliburn 
Introduction to Psychotherapy with the Conversational ModelAnthony Korner 
Bridging research and practice in the conversational model of psychotherapyJoan Haliburn 
Self reflection: dreaming oneself to be otherwisePhil Graham 
The Conversational Model in context.Joan Haliburn 
Research in the Conversational Model : A clinician's view.Catherine McGrath 
Boundaries, caring and the Conversational Model: What can we do about complex trauma?George Lianos 
Toward Cohesion – A Phasic Approach to Dissociation and Dissociative DisordersJoan Haliburn 
Dancing in the dark, moving towards the light: complex patterns of dyadic interaction in psychotherapy sessionsLoyola McLean 
Embodied mutual meaning unfolding through time as substrate of clinical complexityStephen Malloch 

Brief Psychodynamic-Interpersonal Therapy

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Brief Psychodynamic-Interpersonal Therapy: Evidence base and practical applicationsElse Guthrie 
Short Term Intensive Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Based on the Conversational Model (STIPP-CM)Joan Haliburn 
Doing Short Term Intensive Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (STIPP) - An IntroductionJoan Haliburn 

The Conversational Model and the psychosexual

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Sex, Secrets and CivilizationAnthony Korner 

Language and The Conversational Model

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The Rhythms and Regularities of Psychotherapeutic Discourse:Exploring the linguistic implications of the Conversational Model.David G. Butt 
William James and the linguistic technique of psychotherapists.David G. Butt 
Complexity in Psychotherapeutic Contexts: A Semiotic Perspective on Clinical Styles.David G. Butt 
A Linguistic Approach to Poetics and Cohesion of Self in Therapeutic ConversationKristin Khoo 
Attachment, the Therapeutic Dyad, and the CM Perspective: tracking Self-development and Post-traumatic (Re)IntegrationLoyola McLean 

Working with dreams in the Conversational Model

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What do we do with dreams?Russell Meares 

Supervision and The Conversational Model

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Transference, Countertransference and the Conversational Model.George Lianos 

Research on The Conversational Model

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Using biofeedback techniques to enhance therapeutic responseElana Cohen 
Research in the Conversational Model (CM).Anthony Korner 

The Wider Picture

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In search of true self- commonalities in chinese traditional painting and self psychologyRichard Wu 
The Complexity of Being DavidAnthony Korner 
Affect, Authenticity and Analogical Relatedness: exploring Heidegger’s Eigentlichkeit and the Conversational ModelDuncan Loasby 
Emeritus Professor Russell Meares interviewed by Dr Kamal ToumaRussell Meares 

Therapy and spiritual disciplines

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Psychotherapy, Spiritual Development and Relatedness: three sides of the same coin.Rosemary Schneider 

The Conversational Model

The premise of the Conversational Model is that the form of the conversation between the therapist and patient reflects and manifests not only an individual consciousness but also a form of relatedness. Therapy develops as an interplay between two people that is oriented to mobilizing fundamental modes of development in the patient through empathic availability and responsiveness. This form of relatedness has the potential to transform trauma and allow the growth of self. These are the central tasks of therapy, requiring a safe environment where the play of personal reality and imagination are encouraged to emerge.

Developed by Robert Hobson and Russell Meares from the 1970's on, the Conversational Model therapeutic approach has matured and taken on its contemporary form through the work of Meares and colleagues in Western Sydney and the Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychotherapy (ANZAP) . Outcomes in therapy employing this model have been subject to research, particularly with Borderline Personality Disorder. It is amongst the best-validated contemporary psychodynamic therapies. Historically it draws upon the work of William James, Hughlings Jackson, Pierre Janet, Carl Jung and many others including Donald Winnicott and Heinz Kohut. The Conversational Model continues to evolve and is influenced by the findings of developmental and neuroscientific research as well as other contemporary schools of psychotherapy.


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