`Any counsellor or psychotherapist interested in understanding and reassuring their integrative framework would benefit from reading this book. It deals with some complex areas in a way that makes it an enjoyable and stimulating read for practitioners and trainees at any level' - Counselling and Psychotherapy Journal
Supported by research findings, many practitioners see great advantage in integrating various approaches into their work rather than following one `pure' form of counselling or psychotherapy. Integration in Counselling & Psychotherapy has been written as a guide for trainees and professionals interested in the philosophy, process and practice of integration.
Part One provides an account of how integration has developed, outlines the generic elements of counselling and psychotherapy, and looks at how to integrate. In Part Two the authors set out their own multidimensional integrative framework, and demonstrate its use in clinical practice and in Part Three they describe a further five frameworks for readers to compare and contrast. The intention is not for practitioners to adhere to the frameworks presented here but to create and develop their own personal ways of integrating according to their theoretical background, level of experience and personal style.