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Background Theories and Main Systems of Analysis of Communication in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

  • Michela Rimondini
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Abstract

The etymology of the term “communication” comes from the Latin expression communicatio which identifies the action of sharing things. The concept of reciprocity seems therefore to be fondant in the original meaning of this word and definitely is in the connotation assumed in the present book. Indeed, in psychotherapy the healing process is mainly based on the combinations of words that allow the sharing of values, beliefs, feelings, and perceptions between two or more people. Through his narratives, the patient offers the description and significance of the presenting problems according to his perspective; the therapist has to return it enriched with a reformulation that contains elements of support and utility for the patient.

Keywords

Communication Skill Nonverbal Behavior Interpersonal Communication Patient Communication Biopsychosocial Model 
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  1. 1.Department of Public Health and Community MedicineUniversity of VeronaVeronaItaly

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