Psychotherapy is an area that has seen huge growth in prominence and practice. The range of theoretical schools that have emerged means that practitioners are striving to amalgamate and synthesise new approaches and theories.
New Approaches to Integration in Psychotherapy provides a snapshot of the latest theoretical and clinical developments in the field of integration. Eleanor O'Leary and Mike Murphy bring together contributors from a range of theoretical backgrounds who present new frameworks, theoretical integrations, clinical developments and related research. They critique existing research and provide a thorough overview of the historical development of the movement towards integration in psychotherapy. The book is divided into three sections, covering the following subjects in depth:
This book will be welcomed by anyone interested in investigating integrative approaches to psychotherapy. In particular, it will have direct relevance to academics involved in training and research on psychotherapy, psychotherapists, counsellors and clinical psychologists.
'This is a book to be read and re-read as part of the journey of discovery that we are all engaged in as researchers, academics, practitioners, and, of course, as human beings.' - Professor Helen Cowie, University of Surrey, from the Foreword
Cowie, Foreword. Part I: Frameworks and Theoretical Integrations. O'Leary, The Need for Integration. O'Leary, Murphy, A Framework for Integrative Psychotherapy. O'Leary, Person Centred Gestalt Therapy. Wahlström, The Narrative Metaphor and the Quest for Integration in Psychotherapy. O'Leary, Barry, Gestalt Reminiscence Therapy. Hawkins, Hypnoanalysis: An Integration of Clinical Hypnosis and Psychodynamic Therapy. Nestoros,Integrative Psychotherapy of Schizophrenic Symptoms: Recent Developments. Collard, Multimodal Stress Therapy: An Integrative Approach. Part II: Professional and Clinical Integrations and Special Populations. Nestoros, Zgantzouri, Polemikos, The Integrative Collaboration of a Psychologist with a Psychiatrist. Polemikos, Papaeliou, Some Practical Issues in Working Integratively with Children and Parents. Gongora, Psychosocial Interventions in Families with an Ill Member: Possibilities and Experiences. Kalaitzaki, Nestoros, Ameliorating Interrelating Within Families of Psychotic Persons: An Integrative Approach. O'Leary, Breathing and Awareness: The Integrating Mechanisms of Cognitive-Behavioural Gestalt Therapy in Working with Cardiac Patients. O'Leary, Sheedy, Integrating the Personal and Professional Development of Therapists. Part III: Issues for Professional Consideration. Harris, Standard, Thoresen, Integrating Spiritual and Religious Factors into Psychological Treatment: Why and How. Swain, Integration of Ethics and Practice. O'Leary, Murphy, Conclusion: Psychotherapy Integration: A Journey in Small Steps.