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Introducing the Cognitive Model to the Patient

Cognitions may affect important aspects of our daily life, such as emotion, behavior, and interpersonal relationships, and involve structures necessary to support efficient information processing. Implicit (non-conscious) as well as explicit (conscious) levels of awareness on the part of both the client and the therapist interfere in the exchange of interpersonal information in therapy (Alford & Beck, 1997).