This excellent volume is a thorough yet approachable resource for any new or seasoned mental health professional who is eager to learn traditional cognitive behavioral therapy techniques. The authors have illuminated the historical and theoretical roots of Socratic strategies while simultaneously providing the reader with clear direction for therapeutic applications of this method by way of case conceptualization, clinical examples, and practice dialogues
Socratic questioning is one of the most omnipresent and important dimensions of psychotherapeutic presence in cognitive and behavioral therapies, but it is also one of the least discussed topics in the field. The authors do a masterful job in shedding light on one of the essential components of effective, modern CBT. Highly recommended!
Skillful Socratic questioning is a beautiful thing. It combines empathic listening, conceptualization, cognitive change, an empirical approach, and a collaborative therapeutic relationship―all rolled into one intervention. To learn to do it, read this book.
Socratic Questioning for Therapists and Counselors is a worthy addition to the CBT training library. It is a model of pragmatism, simplicity, heart, soul, and comprehensiveness. It belongs not just on the trainer’s shelf, but in the library of all those who aspire to master the practice of modern Cognitive-Behavior Therapy.