Integrative and Eclectic Counselling and Psychotherapy
- Stephen Palmer - Centre for Stress Management, London, Centre for Coaching, London
- Ray Woolfe - Private Practice
Counselling Psychology | Counselling and Psychotherapy (General) | Integrative Counselling
`The editors' support for the integrative project is clear, but the book will hold its own with the sceptics too. I recommend it' - Counselling at Work
This innovative and timely book examines the issues and ideas surrounding integration and eclecticism in a therapeutic context, and provides a detailed account of a wide range of approaches in use.
Following an exploration of the origins of integrative and eclectic processes, 10 approaches are explained in detail. Chapters on each approach: describe its central concepts, assumptions and therapeutic goals; outline its view of how psychological disturbance is acquired, perpetuated and resolved; examine how the theory relates to practice - including examples of typical sessions and case studies; and consider which clients might benefit.
Further chapters explore the implications of using integrative and eclectic approaches for training, supervision, for working in a time-limited context and from a multicultural perspective.
Interesting book. However, in my opinion, better to be used with students at an advanced stage of critical reflection skills.
Simply a treasure trove of information.