Constructive hypothesizing, dialogic understanding and the therapist's inner conversation: some ideas about knowing and not knowing in the family therapy session.

@article{Rober2002ConstructiveHD,
  title={Constructive hypothesizing, dialogic understanding and the therapist's inner conversation: some ideas about knowing and not knowing in the family therapy session.},
  author={Peter Rober},
  journal={Journal of marital and family therapy},
  year={2002},
  volume={28 4},
  pages={467-78}
}
  • Peter Rober
  • Published 2002 in Journal of marital and family therapy
The primary tasks of the therapist can be described as listening to what the client says and making space for what the client has not yet said. According to Anderson and Goolishian, the therapist should take a not-knowing stance in this dialogic process. The question remains, however, what not-knowing exactly means. In this article, I will explore this question and I will propose the concept of constructive hypothesizing. Constructive hypothesizing is described as a process in which there is a… CONTINUE READING

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