Constructivist Therapy

Constructivist therapy is not a single approach but rather refers to a family of therapies that share the assumption that people actively construct their worlds, with the implication that therapy involves the reconstruction of aspects of the person’s worldview, or more fundamentally of the person’s process of meaning making. The therapies concerned differ in features such as the extent to which they consider a real world to be accessible, or even to exist at all, beyond people’s constructions of it; their emphasis on the individual’s, or on social, constructions; and the particular techniques that they use. In addition to full-blown constructivist therapies, constructivist trends are also now apparent in most mainstream therapeutic approaches.

Historical Context

Philosophical Roots

Constructivist views date back at least to the early Greek philosophers, ...

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