Psychotherapy is a process of problem-solving within, and by means of, a relationship between persons. A central action is creative imaginative thinking.
In everyday speech, the use of the word 'thinking' does not present great problems - unless we begin to think about thinking. When psychologists take 'thought' as an object of scientific study then confusion is worse confounded. The psychotherapist turning hopefully to his academic scientific colleagues discovers that significant research is sparse. 1 Yet, he is confronted by a patient who is seeking a way of reconstructing his world: organizing anew his ways of 'knowing' and 'knowing about' (p. 20).