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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

An interesting and thoughtful perspective on integrative counselling which draws together a number of ideas.

Dr Clare Green
Division of Psychology, Northampton University
August 15, 2012

This is a useful text which is identified as a supplemental book for our students. Our MSc/Postgrad/Prof Dip in Psychotherapeutic Counselling is an integrative course and this book gives an interesting perspective.

Mrs Doreen Fleet
Psychology & Mental Health, Staffordshire University
June 2, 2012

A useful introductory text to integrative counselling.

Ms Raje Suzanne Airey
Counselor Education , Colchester Institute
March 6, 2012

This is a good attempt at a relational model of Intgegration and is particularly helpful in its overview of the scene in general. Not as in depth as others but helpful for students.

Mr Bill Stanley
Counselling, Newman University College
December 6, 2011

This is a welcome addition to the literature on integration of Counselling and Psychotherapy approaches in the field. It might have included a more thorough literature review of existing integration models - but nevertheless adds an innovative and contemporary feel.

Mr Kieran Vivian-Byrne
Faculty of Health Sport and Science, Glamorgan University
December 5, 2011

Integration of models and ways of understanding counselling and psychotherapy are increasingly important for the field and this book is a useful contribution to the debates that abound on the subject.

Dr Stephen Goss
Metanoia Institute, Centre for Practice Based Research, Middlesex University
November 29, 2011

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