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(p. 261) Therapeutic Styles: the How not the What in Disputing Beliefs Using an Active Directive Style 

(p. 261) Therapeutic Styles: the How not the What in Disputing Beliefs Using an Active Directive Style
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(p. 261) Therapeutic Styles: the How not the What in Disputing Beliefs Using an Active Directive Style
Author(s):

Raymond A. Digiuseppe

, Kristene A. Doyle

, Windy Dryden

, and Wouter Backx

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780199743049.003.0015
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date: 05 April 2020

This chapter emphasizes the Active-directive style evidenced in REBT and CBT. The distinction between didactic lecture and Socratic dialogue is addressed. The importance of repetition, language style, intonation, silences, and flexibility in therapy are discussed. The chapter concludes with ten practitioner common errors to avoid.

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