Unresolved issues regarding collaborative empiricism in cognitive and behavioural therapies: an expert panel discussion at AACBT

Nikolaos Kazantzis, Arthur Freeman, Alan E Fruzzetti, Jacqueline B Persons, Mervin R Smucker

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This article presents a panel discussion on the development of collaborative empiricism in cognitive behaviour therapy. The panel comprised experts in research and practice who had been invited as keynote presenters for the 33rd National Conference for the Australian Association of Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy. Experts responded to questions about the definition of collaborative empiricism, how this specific relationship construct facilitates meaningful therapeutic changes, and their discussion conveyed the importance of collaborative empiricism for effective therapy. The dialogue included suggestions and strategies for developing therapeutic relationships strong in collaboration and empiricism
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1 - 11
Number of pages11
JournalBehaviour Change
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

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