Integration in Counselling and Psychotherapy: Developing a Personal Approach

Author(s): Phil Lapworth and Charlotte Sills


Shows how to develop an individual approach to integrating theories and methods from various psychotherapies. Offering the strategies for integration rather than a therapeutic model, this book focuses on the integrative framework, and procedural strategies, extending discussion of the individual practitioner as integrator.


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"Scholarly, dynamic, thought provoking. The multidimensional framework provided by Lapworth and Sills continue to engages successfully with the paradox of integrative work: a highly personal approach to therapy, resting on the integrity and judgement of the individual practitioner - and, at the same time, the way of working most likely to enable us to remain true to our values and ethics whilst managing the huge collective political and regulatory challenges our field faces in the years ahead." - Professor Andrew Samuels, University of Essex

PART ONE: INTEGRATION: CONTEXT AND CONCEPTS A Brief History of Integration and some Recent Developments Generic Elements of Counselling and Psychotherapy How to Integrate PART TWO: AN EXERCISE IN INTEGRATION Developing a Theory of Human Beings Developing an Integrative Framework An Integrative Framework in Practice PART THREE: OTHER FRAMEWORKS AND PROCEDURES FOR INTEGRATION The Therapeutic Relationship Multimodal Therapy The Comparative Script System The Seven-level Model

General Fields

  • : 9781848604445
  • : SAGE Publications Ltd
  • : SAGE Publications Ltd
  • : December 2009
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 2nd Revised edition
  • : 616.8914
  • : 200
  • : Illustrations
  • : Phil Lapworth and Charlotte Sills
  • : Paperback