Psychotherapy According to the Socratic Method: Integrating Ancient Philosophy with Contemporary Cognitive Therapy
Overholser, James C., Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy
The Socratic method provides a useful framework for psychotherapy by integrating ideas from ancient philosophy with strategies from contemporary cognitive therapy. According to the Socratic method, four main components underlie the process of therapy: systematic questioning, inductive reasoning, universal definitions, and a sincere disavowal of knowledge in the therapist and the client. These components work together to guide the dialogue that occurs in most therapy sessions. In addition, the Socratic method often focuses on two major topical areas: self-improvement and cultivating virtue in everyday life. Through the use of the Socratic method, clients can explore important issues, …
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Publication information: Article title: Psychotherapy According to the Socratic Method: Integrating Ancient Philosophy with Contemporary Cognitive Therapy. Contributors: Overholser, James C. - Author. Journal title: Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy. Volume: 24. Issue: 4 Publication date: December 1, 2010. Page number: 354+. © Springer Publishing Company 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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