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By John C. Norcross

ISBN-10: 019516704X

ISBN-13: 9780195167047

ISBN-10: 1423726308

ISBN-13: 9781423726302

This quantity, initially released in 1992 via simple Books, offers for the 1st time a entire state of the art description of healing integration and its medical practices by means of the top proponents of the flow. After featuring the techniques, heritage, learn, and trust constitution of psychotherapy integration, the publication considers exemplars of theoretical integration, technical eclecticism, and customary components. The authors evaluation integrative cures for particular problems, together with nervousness, melancholy, and borderline character sickness, in addition to integrative remedy modalities, reminiscent of combining person and relations remedy and integrating pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy. The booklet concludes with a piece on education and a glance at destiny instructions.

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This was rated the fifth most serious impediment to progress. Each psychotherapeutic tradition has its own jargon, a clinical shorthand among its adherents, which widens the precipice across differing orientations. Goldfried, Castonguay, and Safran (1992) review the linguistic as well as epistemological and social barriers to rapprochement. The "language problem," as it has become known, confounds understanding and, in some cases, leads to active avoidance of each other's constructs. " Isolated language systems encourage clinicians to wrap themselves in semantic cocoons from which they cannot escape and which others cannot penetrate.

129). INTEGRATIVE THERAPISTS With such large proportions of contemporary therapists embracing integration/eclecticism, it would be informative to identify distinctive characteristics or attitudes of eclectics as compared to noneclectics. Demographically, there do not appear to be any consistent differences between the two groups, with the exception of clinical experience (Norcross & Prochaska, 1982; Norcross & Wogan, 1983; Walton, 1978). Clinicians ascribing to eclecticism tend to be older and, concomitantly, more experienced.

Once into the contemplation stage, where clients recognize the problem but are not yet prepared to alter it, cognitive, existential, and Bowenian therapies come to the fore. Behavioral and structural strategies are the most effective for clients who are ready for action. Complimentary, not contradictory, theories of psychotherapy. INTERACTION OF COGNITION, BEHAVIOR, AND AFFECT Depending on the theoretical perspective being taken, the cognitions, behaviors, and emotions of the patient have been given varying degrees of relative emphasis.

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