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julie straughan

I would like to copy Socratic Dialogue II for a master's level class consisting of nine people. I am working towards a masters in marriage and family therapy at Evangelical Theological Seminary at Myerstown, Pennsylvania. I understand there may be a fee. Like many students, I have procrastinated a bit so would appreciate your answer soon. Thank you very much. Pls respond via email [email protected]

Tara Belsare MD

Excellent summery. Thank you, thank you, thank you!


can you sent some articles regarding socratic questioning its validity, applicability and effectiveness.
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kate hibbert

I'm currently studying for a counselling qualification here in the UK. This is by far the best site i've come across to explain socratic dialogue in the context of cbt/solution therapy. I will be using an eclectic model of counselling (as a volunteer in a 'secular service run by christians) and this has been extremely helpful. thank you.

Toby Jensen

a missing link

quoted from above "Here is a very good example of this. The approach is from an Adlerian perspective but then many would maintain that Adler was the original cognitive therapist."

The word 'example' points to http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/hstein/demo1.htm

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As she notes this is where many clinicians fall down and I do to as well. It is not easy to perceive exactly what she means by this. Utilising Paul’s ideas in a structured manner is far simpler and yields better results in my view.

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