Integrating Counselling & Psychotherapy
Directionality, Synergy and Social Change
- Mick Cooper - University of Roehampton, UK
How can therapists integrate theories and practices from across the psychological therapies?
This book presents a framework for understanding distress and change that can unite different orientations, along with sociopolitical perspectives.
Its starting point is that therapy aims to help clients move towards the things they most deeply want. It shows how the actualisation of these ‘directions’ leads to greater well-being, and how this can be brought about through the development of internal and external synergies.
Using in-depth cases, the book provides detailed guidance on how this framework can be applied. After reading this book, you’ll feel better equipped to understand, and work with, your clients’ directions—tailoring the therapy to their unique wants.
An excellent addition to the field of integrative psychotherapy. The book covers the essential aspects for students whose integrative model is emerging
I really liked this book as a way into the topic for students.
This book is a powerhouse of insight and information. Cooper has an insightful and direct approach with the subject matter making it both engaging and highly relevant to the world of psychotherapy today. I shall be wholeheartedly recommending this key texts to students over the coming years ahead.
Mick Cooper writes with simple eloquence and the authority of a leader in the field, offering up to date guidance and inspiration for a pluralistic approach to counselling and related fields. Highly recommended for advanced level students and practioners.
Students valued the content so we have added to the reading list.
Mick Cooper provides a fabulous insight into contemporary issues within the field, allowing learners to gain a feel for the many essential and debateable concepts that are brought into focus in this area of practice. A highly thought provoking piece of literature that is invaulabe for evalauting controverses in the sector.