Collaborative empiricism as the central therapeutic relationship element in CBT

an expert panel discussion at the 7th international congress of cognitive psychotherapy

Nikolaos Kazantzis*, Judith S. Beck, Frank M. Dattilio, Keith S. Dobson, Ronald M. Rapee

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Abstract

This article presents a panel discussion on the development of the therapeutic relationship element of collaborative empiricism in Beckian Cognitive Therapy, or Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). The panel comprised experts in research and practice who had been invited as keynote presenters for the 7th International Congress of Cognitive Psychotherapy held in Istanbul, Turkey in 2011. The experts responded to questions about the definition of collaborative empiricism, the role for case conceptualization in collaborative empiricism, how collaborative empiricism contributes to central CBT change mechanisms, and what issues emerge in CBTtraining and supervision. Additional themes arising from the discussion concerned how the relational element of collaborative empiricism is embedded throughout the use of CBT techniques, and highlighted a need for process research on collaborative empiricism in CBT.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)386-400
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Journal of Cognitive Therapy
Volume6
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2013

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