I agree completely, experiential techniques are a valuable part of CT. Also, I certainly did not intend to imply that you do not use guided discovery or collaborative empiricism.
The point I was trying to make is that experiential techniques are not a new or unique addition to "standard" CT, they are a valuable part of "standard" CT. It is true that Jeff Young and Iris Fodor emphasize experiential techniques, but so do many others.
In some of his recent work (Alford & Beck, 1997, p.68) Beck suggests that experiential interventions impact a different level of information processing than verbal interventions do. I would be inclined to argue that CT will be most effective when it includes both levels of intervention.
Alford, B.A. & Beck, A.T. (1997). The integrative power of cognitive therapy. New York: Guilford.
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