Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy
A Relational Approach
- Ariana Faris - University of Wales, UK
- Els van Ooijen
This is an accessible and user friendly guide to the theory and practice of relational counseling and psychotherapy. It offers a meta-theoretical framework for the integration of the three most popular counseling and psychotherapy modalities: humanistic, psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral including mindfulness and compassion based approaches.
This exciting new text:
- outlines the history of integration in the field of psychotherapy and counseling
- clarifies the nature of psychotherapeutic integration
- defines different models of integration
- provides a clear and rich discussion of what it means to work relationally
- outlines a coherent and flexible framework for practice, in terms of theory as well as technique
- demonstrates how this framework can be successfully utilized both in brief and long term therapy for a wide range of client issues and problems
- provides a detailed guide to working with the Relational-Integrative Model (RIM) for a range of professional issues, including ethics, research, supervision, therapist self-care and personal development
Brimming with vivid case examples, mind-maps and therapeutic dialogue, this invaluable book will help develop the theoretical knowledge and skills base of students, trainers and practitioners alike.
As a whole module of learning is given too the intergrative approaches used in counsselling this book allows students to see the importance of having a good base knowledge of all approaches and the benefits of using this strategy.
A very good book which explains and encourages the importance of the relationship in the world of therapy
Beautifully clear and concise; provides a secure foundation on which to build a personal integrative perspective focusing on the therapeutic relationship
An essential text for anyone struggling to develop and define a relational and personal approach to integration in therapy.
Forces and trends within and beyond the world of counseling psychology, are pushing for an integrative approach. Few counselors expect to work within one theoretical perspective, yet students are given very little assistance in fashioning a thoughtful integrative framework. This is the most sophisticated work on integration that I have seen yet.
Excellent and innovative addition to the literature on integration. I shall be using this as a reference and teaching source, rather than a recommended text for my foundation degree students, as it is a little too advanced for them. I have recommended that a copy be available in the college library.
Although this is a very good book it is more relevant for students at a later point on the course. My colleague is going to have a look at it for this purpose.
A great book to serve as additional reference
An up to date account of multi-modal counselling which effectively explains that the core modalities, Cognitive, Behavioural, Humanistic can be successfully enmeshed. The understanding is made explicit that understanding the root of problems is based on untanngling interpersonal relationships
An interesting and thoughtful perspective on integrative counselling which draws together a number of ideas.