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Handbook of Psychotherapy Integration.

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 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 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. Clinical vignettes are included throughout.
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Date:Sep 22, 1993
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