Publications

2020
McNamee S. Action Research as Ethical Practice:Coordinating Voices, Expanding Possibilities. In: Hersted L, Ness O, Frimann S ; 2020.Abstract
All that we do creates some sort of relationship with others and with our environment. The
question remains: what kind of relation are we crafting? Action research, with its emphasis on collaboration among researchers and community members (co-researchers), attempts to generate forms of practice that are useful for that specific community rather than provide a singular answer to a social challenge. This sort of relationship is distinct from the long-standing tradition of research that positions an expert researcher as providing objectively produced discoveries concerning social issues. One might say, in fact, that action research embraces an ethic of discursive potential – that is, an ethic of expanding the possibilities for those involved in the research endeavor as well as expanding whose voices are heard. This chapter focuses on ethics
in action research seen from a relational constructionist stance and presents two illustrative examples.
mcnamee_final_action_research_.pdf
Lannamann JW, McNamee S. Unsettling trauma: from individual pathology to socialpathology. Journal of Family Therapy. 2020;42 :328-346.Abstract
Rather than assuming that psychological terms mirror natural categories in
the world and that the task of the helping professions is to find ways to discover,
diagnose and treat these categories, our goal is to inquire about the
status of the categories as an aid to then focusing on therapeutic responses.
To that end, we unsettle trauma by exploring its social ontology as a disorder
as well as its grammar. Feminist and cultural critiques of PTSD illustrate
the limitations of the dominant discourse of trauma, moving trauma from
individual pathology to social pathology. We offer two illustrations from the
family therapy literature that draw upon polyphony, inner dialogues and
the creation of new narratives to expand beyond the pathologising potentials
of the discourse of trauma.
unsettling_trauma_lannamannmcnamee.pdf
Romaioli D, McNamee S. (Mis)Constructing Social Construction: Answering the Critiques. Theory & Psychology. 2020 :1-20.Abstract
This article aims to review the main criticisms of social construction (SC) after its formalization as a “movement” in the social sciences. The critiques are organized into six dominant areas that define the relationship between SC and reality, truth, language, human nature, scientific enterprise, and society. For each one of these categories, the more frequent objections raised over time by scholars will be outlined and counterarguments will be offered, centering on common misunderstandings of SC. We show how the major difficulty in embracing SC principles is attributable to the use of incommensurate assumptions and misunderstandings of the aim of social construction.
misconstructing_social_construction_2020.pdf
2019
McNamee S. The Discourse of Stress: Individual Pathology or Communal Ritual?. In: Stress and Suffering at Work: The Role of Culture and Society. Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan ; 2019. pp. 87-104. the_discourse_of_stress.pdf
2018
McNamee S. Far from "Anything Goes:" Ethics as Communally Constructed . Journal of Constructivist Psychology [Internet]. 2018 :1-8. Publisher's Version mcnamee-2017-ethics.pdf
2017
McNamee S. Orienting: John Shotter's Relational Being . International Journal of Collaborative-Dialogic Practices [Internet]. 2017;7 (1). Publisher's Version
McNamee S. Relationale forschung - Praxis verandern . Familien Dynamik. 2017;42 (3) :2-7. german_2017_research.pdf
Martins P, McNamee S, Guanaes-Lorenzi C. Conversational Resources for Clinical Practice with Families: Social Construction in Action . Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy. 2017;38 (3) :433-445. 2017_conversational_resources.pdf
2016
Silveira de Paula-Ravagnani G, Guanaes-Lorenzi C, Rasera E, McNamee S. O Discurso Constructionista Social na Pratica Clinica de Terapeutas Familiares . Psicologia em Estudo. 2016;21 (2) :211-222. o_discurso_construcionista_social_na_pratica_clinica_de.pdf
2015
McNamee S, Moscheta M. Relational Intelligence and Collaborative Learning . In: New Directions in Teaching & Learning. Vol. 143. New York: Wiley ; 2015. pp. 25-40. relational_intelligence_collaborative_learning.pdf
McNamee S. Radical Presence: Alternatives to the Therapeutic State . European Journal of Psychotherapy & Counseling [Internet]. 2015;17 (4) :373-383. Publisher's Version radical_presence.pdf
McNamee S. Practitioners as People: Dialogic Encounters for Transformation . Metalogos. 2015;28 :1-25. practitioners_as_people_metalogos.pdf
McNamee S. Ethics as Discursive Potential . Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy. 2015;36 :419-433. ethics_as_discursive_potential.pdf
McNamee S. Presencial Radical: Alterativas para el Estado Therapeutico (Spanish Translation) . 2015. presencia_radical_spanish.pdf
Martins PPS, Guanaes-Lorenzi C, Lannamann JW, McNamee S. A Teoria do Manejo Coordenado do Sentido na pesquisa psicologica . Arquivos Brasileiros de Psicologia. 2015;67 (2) :3-18. a_teoria_do_manejo_coordenado_do_sentido_na_pesquisa.pdf
McNamee S. Postmodern Ethics (Chinese translation) . 2015. chinese_postmodern_ethics.pdf
2014
Tilsen J, McNamee S. Feedback Informed Treatment: Evidence-Based Practice Meets Social Construction . Family Process. 2014 :1-14. feedbackinformedtreatment.pdf
Martins P, McNamee S, Guanaes-Lorenzi C. Family as a Discursive Achievement: A Relational Account . Marriage & Family Review. 2014;50 (7) :621-637. family_as_a_discursive_achievement.pdf
2010
McNamee S. Research as Social Construction: Transformative Inquiry . Health and Social Change. 2010;1 (1) :9-19. research_as_sc.pdf
Souza L, McNamee S, Santos M. Avalicao Como Construcao Social: Investigacao Appreciativa . Psicologia & Sociedade. 2010;22 (3) :598-607. avaliacao_como_construcao_social.pdf

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