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Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy

Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy
A Relational Approach

October 2011 | 192 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This is an accessible and user friendly guide to the theory and practice of relational counselling and psychotherapy. It offers a meta-theoretical framework for the integration of the three most popular counselling and psychotherapy modalities: humanistic, psychodynamic and Cognitive-behavioural including mindfulness and compassion based approaches

This exciting new text:

- outlines the history of integration in the field of psychotherapy and counselling

- clarifies the nature of psychotherapeutic integration

- defines different models of integration

- provides a clear and rich discussion of what it means to work relationally

- outlines a coherent and flexible framework for practice, in terms of theory as well as technique

- demonstrates how this framework can be successfully utilised both in brief and long term therapy for a wide range of client issues and problems

- provides a detailed guide to working with the Relational-Integrative Model (RIM) for a range of professional issues, including ethics, research, supervision, therapist self-care and personal development

Brimming with vivid case examples, mind-maps and therapeutic dialogue, this invaluable book will help develop the theoretical knowledge and skills base of students, trainers and practitioners alike.

Foreword by Professor Neil Frude
Models of Integration
Technique: The RIM in Practice
Professional Issues

'In this solid, well-researched book, Faris and van Ooijen explain their Relational Integrative Model (RIM) ' a holistic and relational model that honours the perspectives from different theories' (p1). Faris and van Ooijen come from very different theoretical perspectives and so bring to the book a wide, inclusive and varied knowledge of therapy. This is an academic text, not light reading - a truly meaty read underpinned with extensive background research. But it will be accessible to any therapist, irrespective of their training' -
Therapy Today

'Initially sceptical about yet another therapy 'approach' or 'model', this book quickly won me over with its copious wisdom rooted in a mature engagement with intersubjectivity, and with leading-edge pluralistic postmodern and contemplative perspectives. It is a major, integrating contribution to developing an alive, 'new paradigm' approach to therapy that transcends schoolist parochialism, and challenges the worst excesses of overly 'modernist' therapeutic ideologies and practices' -
Dr Richard House, Research Centre for Therapeutic Education, Roehampton University; author of Therapy Beyond Modernity and In, Against and Beyond Therapy

As a whole module of learning is given too the intergrative approaches used in counsselling this book allows students to see the importance of having a good base knowledge of all approaches and the benefits of using this strategy.

Miss Sam Ford
Psychology, Southend Adult Community College
September 12, 2019

A very good book which explains and encourages the importance of the relationship in the world of therapy

Mrs Mandi Martin
Psychotherapy and counselling, Matrix College
December 8, 2015

Beautifully clear and concise; provides a secure foundation on which to build a personal integrative perspective focusing on the therapeutic relationship

Mrs Izzy Poyntz
Department of Psychology, Roehampton University
October 24, 2014

An essential text for anyone struggling to develop and define a relational and personal approach to integration in therapy.

October 23, 2013

Forces and trends within and beyond the world of counseling psychology, are pushing for an integrative approach. Few counselors expect to work within one theoretical perspective, yet students are given very little assistance in fashioning a thoughtful integrative framework. This is the most sophisticated work on integration that I have seen yet.

Dr Paul LaChance
Psychology Dept, College of St Elizabeth
May 24, 2013

Excellent and innovative addition to the literature on integration. I shall be using this as a reference and teaching source, rather than a recommended text for my foundation degree students, as it is a little too advanced for them. I have recommended that a copy be available in the college library.

Mr David Goldstein
Bristol Centre For Care, Health & Educ, City of Bristol College
March 28, 2013

Although this is a very good book it is more relevant for students at a later point on the course. My colleague is going to have a look at it for this purpose.

Ms Vicki Smith
Division of Psychology, Huddersfield University
November 9, 2012

A great book to serve as additional reference

Dr Marios Argyrides
Psychology, Neapolis University Pafos
November 6, 2012

An up to date account of multi-modal counselling which effectively explains that the core modalities, Cognitive, Behavioural, Humanistic can be successfully enmeshed. The understanding is made explicit that understanding the root of problems is based on untanngling interpersonal relationships

Mr Arthur Dixon
Professional Studies, Darlington College
September 27, 2012

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