Methods of Psychological Intervention

Edited by:
Gordon Sammut, University of Malta
Juliet Foster, University of Cambridge
Sergio Salvatore, University of Salento
Ruggero Andrisano Ruggieri, University of Salerno

A volume in the series: Yearbook of Idiographic Science. Editor(s): Sergio Salvatore, University of Salento. Jaan Valsiner, Niels Bohr Professor of Cultural Psychology, Aalborg University.

Published 2017

Methods of Psychological Intervention provides a rich collection of chapters that provide an invaluable resource to scholars, researchers and practitioners in psychology. Psychological interventions are becoming increasingly popular in contemporary societies. This volume is intended to help psychologists and other professionals understand how general psychological knowledge can serve to guide local and particular interventions. The present volume helps bridge the gap between general knowledge in the psychological sciences and particular instances of human behavior as it takes place in everyday life.

The volume forms part of the series ‘Yearbook of Idiographic Science’. Authors draw on principles of idiographic science to formulate interventions applicable to a broad diversity of settings and institutions, such as educational settings, organizations, and medical settings. It similarly deals with various psychological behaviours targeted for intervention, such as gambling, family therapy, and crime. The volume will be of interest to scholars, researchers and practitioners working in the fields of psychology, social work, counseling, family therapy, education, organizational behavior & criminal justice.

List of Figures. List of Tables. PROLOGUE: Intervention: A Systemic Transformation Within a Single Instance, Jaan Valsiner. Methods of Psychological Intervention, Gordon Sammut, Juliet Foster, and Ruggero Andrisano‐Ruggieri. The Contingent Nature of Psychological Intervention: From Blind Spot to Basic Resource of Psychological Science, Sergio Salvatore. Positioning Theory as a Framework for Analyzing Idiographic Studies, Luk Van Langenhove. An Intervention Model of Psychological Scaffolding for the Doctor–Patient Relationship, Maria Francesca Freda and Raffaele De Luca Picione. Disorder or Socially Adapted Behavior? The Field Dependent Nature of Psychopathology and Some Implications for Intervention, Claudia Venuleo and Tiziana Marinaci. Interacting Stories: Narrative Research and Systemic Therapy, Arlene Vetere and Rudi Dallos. The Repertory Grid Technique: An Idiographic Technique Used to Elicit Tacit Knowledge in Subject Matter Experts, Gottfried Catania and Greta Darmanin Kissaun. Idiographic Methods in a Criminal Justice System, Rom Harré. The Parent–Teacher Meeting as a Model of Psychological Intervention: The Possibility of Considering School–Family Cooperation as a Microcontext for Reinforcing the Teacher’s Reflective Function, Francesca G. M. Gastaldi, Rocco Quaglia, Claudio Longobardi, and Michele Settanni. Guided Intervention: Dynamics of the Unique and the General, Pernille Hviid and Jakob Waag Villadsen. About the Contributors.