Ambiguity characterises many aspects of the Socratic method as it is described in the psychotherapy literature. This is particularly so when the purpose for employing the technique is considered. The chronological inclusion of the Socratic method into psychotherapy is traced in an attempt to understand what the original purpose for adopting this procedure might have been. Authors who write about Socratic questioning in psychotherapy, however, provide few clues as to their interest in the technique. We conclude by suggesting that defining questioning techniques by the purposes they are used for might provide opportunities to clarify important aspects of psychotherapy
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||British Psychological Society, Counselling Psychology Section: Counselling Psychology Review|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|
Carey, T., & Mullan, R. (2007). Socratic questioning in psychotherapy: A history of crossed purposes. British Psychological Society, Counselling Psychology Section: Counselling Psychology Review, 22(4), 20-29.