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Integrative and Eclectic Counselling and Psychotherapy
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Integrative and Eclectic Counselling and Psychotherapy

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February 2000 | 368 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Stephen Palmer is Joint award winner of the Annual Counselling Psychology Award for outstanding professional and scientific contribution to Counselling Psychology in Britain for 2000.

`The editors' support for the integrative project is clear, but the book will hold its own with the sceptics too. I recommend it' - Counselling at Work

This innovative and timely book examines the issues and ideas surrounding integration and eclecticism in a therapeutic context, and provides a detailed account of a wide range of approaches in use.

Following an exploration of the origins of integrative and eclectic processes, 10 approaches are explained in detail. Chapters on each approach: describe its central concepts, assumptions and therapeutic goals; outline its view of how psychological disturbance is acquired, perpetuated and resolved; examine how the theory relates to practice - including examples of typical sessions and case studies; and consider which clients might benefit.

Further chapters explore the implications of using integrative and eclectic approaches for training, supervision, for working in a time-limited context and from a multicultural perspective.


 
Preface
 
PART ONE: INTRODUCTION
Henry Hollanders
Eclecticism/Integration
Historical Developments

 
Henry Hollanders
Eclecticism/Integration
Some Key Issues and Research

 
 
PART TWO: THERAPEUTIC APPROACHES
Jane Martin and Frank Margison
The Conversational Model
David Bott
Integrating Systemic Thinking in Counselling and Psychotherapy
Katherine Murphy and Maria Gilbert
A Systematic Integrative Relational Model for Counselling and Psychotherapy
Stephen Paul and Geoff Pelham
A Relational Approach to Therapy
Clare Austen
Integrated Eclecticism
A Therapeutic Synthesis

 
Stephen Palmer
Multimodal Therapy
Peter Jenkins
Gerard Egan's Skilled Helper Model
Stephen Palmer and Michael Neenan
Problem Focused Counselling and Psychotherapy
David Crossley and Mark Stowell-Smith
Cognitive-Analytical Therapy
William West
Eclecticism and Integration in Humanistic Therapy
 
PART THREE: ISSUES
Colin Lago and Roy Moodley
Multi-Cultural Issues in Eclectic and Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy
Jenifer Elton Wilson
Integration and Eclecticism in Brief/Time-Focused Therapy
Val Wosket
Integration and Eclecticism in Supervision
Mary Connor
Integration and Eclecticism in Counselling Training
Petruska Clarkson
Eclectic, Integrative and Integrating Psychotherapy or Beyond Schoolism
Ian Horton
Principles and Practice of a Personal Integration
Rhona Fear and Ray Woolfe
The Personal, the Professional and the Basis of Integrative Practice

`The editors' support for the integrative project is clear, but the book will hold its own with the sceptics, too. I recommend it' - Counselling at Work


Interesting book. However, in my opinion, better to be used with students at an advanced stage of critical reflection skills.

Dr Florbela Soares Teixeira
Education, Coventry University College
October 2, 2016

Simply a treasure trove of information.

Mrs Izzy Poyntz
Department of Psychology, Roehampton University
December 12, 2014

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