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Paradoxical Interventions

  • By: E. Thomas Dowd
  • In: Encyclopedia of Counseling
  • Edited by: Frederick T. L. Leong
  • Subject:General Counseling & Psychotherapy, Counseling Psychology

Numerous definitions of paradox have been offered that contain several commonalities. First, they involve a statement that is contrary to received, or common, opinion. Second, they involve some sort of logical contradiction. For example, in ancient Crete, Epimenides ...

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