Integrative and Eclectic Counselling and Psychotherapy

Author(s): Stephen Palmer and Ray Woolfe


Stephen Palmer is Joint award winner of the Annual Counselling Psychology Award for outstanding professional and scientific contribution to Counselling Psychology in Britain for 2000.

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.


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'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

Preface PART ONE: INTRODUCTION Eclecticism/Integration - Henry Hollanders Historical Developments Eclecticism/Integration - Henry Hollanders Some Key Issues and Research PART TWO: THERAPEUTIC APPROACHES The Conversational Model - Jane Martin and Frank Margison Integrating Systemic Thinking in Counselling and Psychotherapy - David Bott A Systematic Integrative Relational Model for Counselling and Psychotherapy - Katherine Murphy and Maria Gilbert A Relational Approach to Therapy - Stephen Paul and Geoff Pelham Integrated Eclecticism - Clare Austen A Therapeutic Synthesis Multimodal Therapy - Stephen Palmer Gerard Egan's Skilled Helper Model - Peter Jenkins Problem Focused Counselling and Psychotherapy - Stephen Palmer and Michael Neenan Cognitive-Analytical Therapy - David Crossley and Mark Stowell-Smith Eclecticism and Integration in Humanistic Therapy - William West PART THREE: ISSUES Multi-Cultural Issues in Eclectic and Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy - Colin Lago and Roy Moodley Integration and Eclecticism in Brief/Time-Focused Therapy - Jenifer Elton Wilson Integration and Eclecticism in Supervision - Val Wosket Integration and Eclecticism in Counselling Training - Mary Connor Eclectic, Integrative and Integrating Psychotherapy or Beyond Schoolism - Petruska Clarkson Principles and Practice of a Personal Integration - Ian Horton The Personal, the Professional and the Basis of Integrative Practice - Rhona Fear and Ray Woolfe

General Fields

  • : 9780761957997
  • : SAGE Publications Ltd
  • : Paul Chapman Publishing Ltd
  • : December 1999
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Stephen Palmer and Ray Woolfe
  • : Paperback
  • : 616.8914
  • : 370
  • : Illustrations