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Children and Mental Health Talk


Children and Mental Health Talk

Perspectives on Social Competence
The Language of Mental Health

von: Joyce Lamerichs, Susan J. Danby, Amanda Bateman, Stuart Ekberg

106,99 €

Verlag: Palgrave Macmillan
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 28.12.2019
ISBN/EAN: 9783030284268
Sprache: englisch

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This timely collection explores how children display social competence in talking about their mental health and wellbeing. The authors analyse recorded conversations of young people’s interactions with professionals in which they disclose particular mental health concerns and their ways of coping, drawing on insights from ethnomethodology, conversation analysis and discursive psychology. Across a diverse range of institutional and international settings, chapters examine how children and young people employ interactional strategies to demonstrate their competence. The research reveals how young people resist or protect claims that they lack competence, especially in contexts where they might be seen as seeking or asking for support, or when their (dis)abilities and mental health is explicitly up for discussion.Each chapter concludes with a reflection on the methodological, professional and practical implications of the findings, highlighting areas where future research is necessary and addressing the empirical findings from the authors professional vision, facilitating innovative dialogue between conversation analytic research and professional vision. This book will be of great value to academics and professionals interested in how children express themselves, particularly in relation to their mental wellbeing.
Chapter 1: Professional practices and children’s social competence in mental health talk; Danby, Lamerichs, Bateman & Ekberg.- Chapter 2: Testing children’s degrees and domains of social competence in child mental health assessments; O'Reilly, Kiyimba & Hutchby.- Chapter 3:Children’s competence and wellbeing in sensitive research: when video-stimulated accounts lead to dispute; Theobald and Danby.- Chapter 4: Initiating earthquake talk with young children: Children's social competence and the use of resources; Bateman and Danby.- Chapter 5: "Well I had nothing weird going on": Children's displays of social competence in psychological research interviews; Lamerichs, Alisic & Schasfoort.- Chapter 6: Misleading the alleged offender: child witnesses’ displays of competence in police interviews; Jol, Stommel & Spooren.- Chapter 7: The social organization of echolalia in clinical encounters involving a child diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder; Kawashima and Maynard.- Chapter 8: Children's social competence and mental health talk: an epilogue; Osvaldsson Cromdal & Cromdal.
Joyce Lamerichs is Assistant Professor at VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Her expertise lies in the area of discursive psychology and conversation analysis, as applied to health settings. She is currently involved in a project funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development that makes use of conversation analysis to examine end-of-life decisions on intensive care units in Dutch University Medical Centers.Susan J. Danby is Professor in Early Childhood Education and Inclusive Education at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia.  Her research explores the everyday social and interactional practices of children, showing their complex and competent work as they build their social worlds. She has published in the areas of qualitative research, helpline interaction, home and classroom interaction, early childhood pedagogy, and doctoral education.Amanda Bateman is Senior Lecturer at Swansea University, UK and has awards in teaching and research at a university and New Zealand national level, has led funded projects investigating early childhood, and published widely including the books Early Childhood Education: The Co-Production of Knowledge and Relationships, and the co-edited Children’s Knowledge-in-interaction: Studies in Conversation Analysis. Stuart Ekberg is Senior Research Fellow at Queensland University of Technology, Australia and specialises in conversation analytic research examining social interaction in a range of clinical contexts. Two current areas of research, both funded by the Australian Research Council, explore psychotherapeutic sessions and paediatric palliative care consultations.
This book brings together a collection of timely contributions exploring how children display social competence in talking about their mental health and wellbeing. The authors present recorded conversations of young people’s interactions with professionals in which they disclose particular mental health concerns and their ways of coping. Across a diverse range of institutional and international settings, chapters explore how children and young people employ interactional strategies to demonstrate their competence. The research reveals how young people resist or protect claims that they lack competence, especially in contexts where they might be seen as seeking or asking for support, or when their (dis)abilities and mental health is explicitly up for discussion. The analyses of the recorded conversations draw on insights from ethnomethodology, conversation analysis and discursive psychology.Each chapter conclude with a reflection on the methodological, professional and practical implications of this research, highlighting areas where future research is necessary and addressing the empirical findings from the authors professional vision, facilitating innovative dialogue between conversation analytic research and professional vision. This collection will be of great value to academics and professionals interested in how children express themselves, particularly in relation to their mental wellbeing.Joyce Lamerichs is Assistant Professor at VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands.Susan Danby is Professor of Early Childhood and Inclusive Education at Queensland University of Technology, Australia.Amanda Bateman is Senior Lecturer at Swansea University, UK.Stuart Ekberg is Senior Research Fellow at Queensland University of Technology, Australia. 
Analyses how children display interactional or social competence against the backdrop of a set of institution specific goals and normsExplores how children talk about their mental health and wellbeing Discusses how young people defend their social competence in situations when they might be seen as seeking support