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Handbook Of Psychotherapy Integration John C. Norcross

Handbook Of Psychotherapy Integration

John C. Norcross

Published January 5th 1993
ISBN : 9780465028795
Hardcover
656 pages
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Contemporary psychotherapists have come to realize that, given the complexity of human behavior, no one theory can ever suffice to explain all situations, disorders, and clients. Over the past two decades, the ideological cold war and “dogma eatMoreContemporary psychotherapists have come to realize that, given the complexity of human behavior, no one theory can ever suffice to explain all situations, disorders, and clients. Over the past two decades, the ideological cold war and “dogma eat dogma” ambiance have abated as clinicians look across and beyond single-school approaches to see what can be learned—and how patients can benefit—from alternative orientations.This volume provides, for the first time, a comprehensive state-of-the-art description of therapeutic integration and its clinical practices by the leading proponents of the movement. After presenting the concepts, history, research, and belief structures of psychotherapy integration, the book considers two exemplars of theoretical integration, technical eclecticism, and common factors. The authors review integrative therapies for specific disorders, including anxiety, depression, and borderline personality disorder, along with integrative treatment modalities, such as combining individual and family therapy and integrating pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy. The book concludes with a section on training and a look at future directions.Replete with clinical vignettes, this unique handbook will be invaluable to practitioners and researchers alike.