Offering clear strategies for integration rather than a new therapeutic model , this practical new edition:
- puts added emphasis on the integrative framework, and procedural strategies, extending discussion of the individual practitioner as integrator
- is accessible for the new trainee, whilst posing questions for discussion and reflection for the more experienced practitioner
- integrates recent thinking and research in psychotherapy, human development and neuroscience
- discusses how developments in relational approaches impact on integration in practice
- addresses integration within humanistic, psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioural and existential approaches.
This book should be on the desk of every trainee studying integrative counselling and psychotherapy, as well as on the shelves of practitioners wanting to develop their own personal frameworks for therapy.
New to the 2nd edition:
- Acknowledges developments in the filed since the turn of the millenium
- Integrates recent thinking and research in psychotherapy, human development and neuroscience
- New chapters include 'Building the Integrative Framework' and 'Use of the Integrative Framework'
Chapter 7 has been expanded to include ideas from a 'relational' perspective to bring in the way recent developments in psychotherapy could impact on integration Further discussion has been included to link the process of integration into core theories (i.e. humanistic, psychodynamic, cognitive behavioural and existential approaches).