Contrast, Contradiction, and Change in Psychotherapy
The experience of contrast not only plays a fundamental role in moment-to-moment construction of reality, but also may function as a common source of change across diverse forms of psychotherapy. This article (a) examines salient sources of contrast associated with psychodynamic, interpersonal, behavioral, cognitive-behavioral, and experiential psychotherapies and (b) proposes a developmental framework for understanding the role of contrast in the process of change.
Lyddon, W. J.
(1993). Contrast, Contradiction, and Change in Psychotherapy. Psychotherapy, 30(3), 383-390.
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