Title

CONTRAST, CONTRADICTION, AND CHANGE IN PSYCHOTHERAPY

Authors

WJ LYDDON

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-1-1993

Department

Psychology

Abstract

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.

Publication Title

PSYCHOTHERAPY

Volume

30

Issue

3

First Page

383

Last Page

390