Cognitive Therapy and Theories of Knowing: A Social Constructionist View
It is argued that current theory and practice of cognitive therapy are encapsulated by a set of epistemic values that assign causative primacy for psychological problems to the cognitive processes of the individual knower. Social constructionism represents an alternative to this state of affairs by underscoring the inextricable connection between the personal and the social, challenging the merit of decontextualized accounts of psychological problems, and identifying empowerment a!ld social change as viable therapeutic options.
Journal of Counseling and Development
Lyddon, W. J.
(1995). Cognitive Therapy and Theories of Knowing: A Social Constructionist View. Journal of Counseling and Development, 73(6), 579-585.
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