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The author of the article has provided a preliminary characteristics of therapeutic discourse
seen as a kind of communicative practice that appropriates different social domains (as shown
in the selected examples) and that occupies a specific position in contemporary culture. In the
first part of the article, the author has introduced essential terminological distinctions (cf. e.g.
the terms therapeutic discourse and therapeutic communication) and has presented the most important
features of the discourse under inspection. In the second part of the text, the author has
scrutinized the external conditioning of the therapy‑related
speech activity and its determinants,
such as genological, cognitive, axiological, and pragmatic criteria.