Integration in Counselling & Psychotherapy
Developing a Personal Approach
- Phil Lapworth - Private Practice
- Charlotte Sills - Metanoia Institute and Ashridge College
Counselling and Psychotherapy (General) | Integrative Counselling
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.
"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
An excellent no nonsense clear guide for students to really understand integration. I'm going to direct my students to this as it is well laid out, follows a logical path and is very readable.
An essential core text for Integrative counselling theory and practice especially L4 L5 courses
Clarifies what is meant by integrative counselling, a great book for students
Very useful resource for practitioners who want to develop their understanding about integration of theoretical models in counselling and psychotherapy.
The first edition was foundational in my own personal integrative development. I'm sure this edition will be just as helpful to trainees.
A scholarly text with interesting and useful ideas for students studying personal integration.
This is a well written book, which offers its reader excellent insight into integration and the processes involved. It is easily accessed, but still in-depth enough to give a real sense of this difficult topic. The authors have provided good case study material, which challenges and wrestles with the problems associated with integration. A must for all practitioners and students!
Integration in Counselling and Psychotherapy is essential to any practising counsellor or student who is interested in working with different models in a coherent way.
This publication takes you through the ideas and process of integration in a step by step way, leaving a clear understanding.
An approachable introduction to what is, if tackled properly, a complex subject.
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).