Epistemological Therapy and Constructivism

  • Luis Joyce-Moniz


It is clear that there is nothing fictitious about this type of dialogue. For a great number of us, clients and therapists alike, Pandora’s box has made its way into clinical practice. It is a relatively good metaphor of epistemological inquiry and has nothing in common with the original box, which contained only human ills that flew forth when it was foolishly opened by Pandora. To save time and psychic energy, the therapist habitually analyzes the possibility of the client’s agreeing to learn about the transformation of his cognitive processes and considering the possibility of getting the therapist to understand the client’s acquisition of knowledge.


Moral Reasoning Negative Feeling Cognitive Therapy Epistemic Status Dialectic Relationship 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Luis Joyce-Moniz
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  1. 1.Faculty of PsychologyUniversity of LisbonLisbonPortugal

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