Integrative Therapy: A Practitioner's Guide

Integrative Therapy: A Practitioner's Guide

by Maja O'Brien, Gaie Houston



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761953845
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 11/13/2000
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x (d)

About the Author

Gaie Houston is a writer, UKCP-registered psychotherapist and senior lecturer at The Gestalt Centre, London.

Table of Contents

Preface to Second Edition     x
Acknowledgements     xii
Introduction     1
The field of therapy     4
Obstacles to integration     5
An organic model     10
What is therapy?     12
What is research?     13
A brief overview of the book     14
From practice to theory     20
Theoretical understanding     21
Does Therapy Work and How?     23
A critical look at research methodology     25
New approaches to psychotherapy research: Qualitative research     28
Does therapy work?     29
Differences between models: which type of therapy is most effective?     30
Common factors     31
How does therapy work?     33
Implications of research findings on therapy practice     42
Conclusions     43
Further reading on research     43
Human Development     45
What gets researched and how     47
How does change come about?     50
What influences development     52
Development of self and personal relationships     54
Theoretical explanations of research findings     58
Research in early development     60
The role of affect and empathy in early development     62
The trend to integration     64
A Framework for Integrative Therapy Practice     67
Introduction     67
Components of integrative therapy practice     70
Integrating therapy practice and research     78
Plumbing, poetry and policing: the ethics of the therapeutic relationship     84
The integrative therapist: a reflective practitioner     89
Why Are We Here and What Do We Hope to Achieve?     91
Common questions     91
Aims of therapy     92
Goals of therapy     92
Theoretical understanding     93
Comparisons between models: theory and goals     101
The working alliance: an integrative perspective     107
Questions of Time and Space: When and Where     111
Stages in therapy     112
Before therapy     112
The first meeting     115
The middle phase     121
Ending     121
Boundaries     123
Length of therapy and frequency of sessions     124
Tools of the Trade     127
The viewing angle: doing and being      127
Generic skills every therapist needs     129
Model-specific interventions     130
Different methods in action     141
Therapeutic Relationship     145
Different models and the therapeutic relationship     146
Converging trends     158
Conclusions and implications for training     164
Therapist Training     166
Theory: participative learning     167
Practice: experiential workshops     168
Student assessment     171
Outline of an assessment procedure in cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)     181
Participative learning: theory     185
Ethical codes and dilemmas (Chapter 4)     189
Why are we here and what do we hope to achieve? (Chapter 5)     192
Questions of time and space (Chapter 6)     196
Tools of the trade - therapeutic relationship (Chapters 7 and 8)     200
References     210
Author Index     223
Subject Index     226

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