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Article

Publication Date

1994

Abstract

Constructivism has brought changes in cognitive therapy, including RationalEmotive Therapy, in recent years. The benefits of constructivism in cognitive therapy include a stronger tie with personality theory, greater appreciation of contextual factors affecting individual clients, and opportunities for considering religious values in therapy. The major liability of constructivism is that it allows little room for external sources of authority. A Christian hermeneutic is presented which allows cognitive therapists to enjoy the benefits of constructivism within a worldview that asserts authoritative boundaries. Clinical implications are discussed.

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Originally published in the Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 13, 132-136.

http://www.globethics.net/web/journal-of-psychology-and-christianity/journal-overview

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