This article tries to answer the question about the critical points that Clinical Cognitivism meets on its own way. The critical points are various. The relationship between psychothe-rapy and biological psychiatry, that is closely linked to the relationship between mind and brain. The opportunity to extend the psychotherapy action field to different domains from the traditional ones. The opportunity to critically reflect on therapy to know oneself and more generally on self-awareness therapeutic value. The advantages and disadvantages of protocols and the supremacy of clinical reasoning. How to deal with the complex problem of psychopathological nosography. The need to critically reflect on new therapeutic techniques, and at the end the way to organize cognitive psychotherapy in order to respond to the increasing request for psychological well-being.
Keywords: Cognitive psychotherapy, reductionism, psychopathological nosography, third wave, clinical reasoning