I have been rather stupid in the recent past. I have talked a lot about meeting the client where he/she is, yet I threw out the importance of theories such as CBT to the theoretical framework of a practicing therapist. Thoughts are a part of the person. A therapist cannot just deal with emotions, behaviors, and beliefs. Even if this works 99% of the time (which it wouldn't) a therapist is failing clients due to a faulty knowledge base.
I must say that I am rather disappointed in myself for denying such an important are of knowledge. I will say that I am no CBTer. I still don't see it as an end-all, be-all type of therapy . . . but it does have some merit.