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Unread March 31st, 2005, 04:37 AM
chris jones chris jones is offline
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Default Re: Is it important to change the client's dysfunctional cognitions?

An idea that seems implicit, or "between the lines" in the notion of collaborative empiricism is that the therapist is helping the client achieve more coherent cognition - that is, thoughts that agree with more stable beliefs. ONce the client recognizes that s/he is thinking things s/he doesn't believe, there is motivation and progress...

Has this notion - of therapy as promoting coherence / reducing contradictoin - been developed explicitly by anybody in the CT literature?
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