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The therapist must first listen empathically and reflectively to the initial story line of the patient and then collaboratively help the client to transform his or her story. A nurturant, compassionate, nonjudgmental set of conditions is required for distressed clients to tell their story at their own pace. A number of clinical techniques, including reflective listening, Socratic dialogue, sensitive probes, imagery reconstruction of stressful experiences, and client self-monitoring, are used to help clients relate what happened and why.

Although less generous interpretations are clearly possible, it seems that this diversification and dialectical activity reflect positively on both the cognitive and constructive psychotherapies and the perspectives with which they have developed such dialogues. CONCLUDING REMARKS Although they reflect the legacy of traditions ranging from classical philosophy to Christian Science, the cognitive and constructive psychotherapies are fundamentally a recent phenomenon. In the short span of less than four decades, they have emerged, multiplied, differentiated, and developed.

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