Now in its second edition, this book is established reading for any practitioner or trainee wishing to develop their own personal style of working. As well as examining contemporary integrative approaches, the authors show how to develop an individual approach to integrating theories and methods from a range of psychotherapies.
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.
Phil Lapworth is a counsellor, psychotherapist and supervisor in private practice near Bath and has written extensively in the field of counselling and psychotherapy. Charlotte Sills MA, MSc (Psychotherapy) is a UKCP registered psychotherapist in private practice and a supervisor, trainer and consultant in a variety of settings. She is a BACP senior accredited supervisor, a Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst and a Visiting Professor at Middlesex University. Charlotte has been working in the field of psychological therapies since 1979, at first as counsellor then manager of Hounslow SSD's Bereavement Project, then qualifying in psychotherapy in 1986. She has worked as tutor and supervisor on a range of training courses nationally and internationally. She was also, until 2007, part of the Leadership Team at Metanoia Institute, London, where she remains a member of the faculty. Another interest is in the interface between therapy and coaching and she works at Ashridge Business School, Herts where she is part of the tutor team of the Masters in Executive Coaching. Charlotte believes that all human systems - from friendships to organisations - are about people in relationship, and she sees Gestalt as an ideal approach for facilitating effective, vibrant and satisfying relationships. Charlotte has published widely in the field of counselling and psychotherapy, including An Introduction to Gestalt with Phil Lapworth and Billy Desmond (Sage 2012) and Contracts in Counselling and Psychotherapy (2nd edition 2006 Sage) and Coaching Relationships (edited with Erik de Haan 2012 Libri Press).
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