The Socratic Method in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: A Narrative Review

@article{Clark2015TheSM,
  title={The Socratic Method in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: A Narrative Review},
  author={Gavin I. Clark and Sarah J. Egan},
  journal={Cognitive Therapy and Research},
  year={2015},
  volume={39},
  pages={863-879}
}
The Socratic Method has been described as an important component of CBT interventions yet an empirical case for its use has not been made. The objective of this paper is to review the role of the Socratic Method in CBT in four stages. First, a review of the literature describes how the Socratic Method is applied and defined within CBT, with assumptions regarding its proposed benefits identified. Second, a review of empirical literature demonstrates that multiple challenges to the evaluation of… 
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