Higher Education

Integrative Multitheoretical Psychotherapy, 1st Edition

  • Jeff E. Brooks-Harris University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • ISBN-10: 061825322X  |  ISBN-13: 9780618253227
  • 560 Pages
  • © 2008 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $133.50



In order to meet the diverse needs of clients, many therapists are moving toward a more integrated approach to psychotherapy that considers many different theoretical approaches. Integrative Multitheoretical Psychotherapy explores how various theories may be successfully synthesized and describes this new approach by providing an overview of some of the ways in which psychotherapy has become more complex during the latter half of the twentieth century. The text explores how the various theories may be successfully synthesized. Brooks-Harris outlines seven theoretical models (cognitive, behavioral, experiential-humanistic, bio-psycho-social, psychodynamic-interpersonal, systemic-constructivist, and multicultural-feminist) for conceptualizing clients and guiding interventions. These models can be translated into practical skills and implemented with clients.The text's systematic, clearly written approach, combined with numerous figure illustrations, plentiful case studies and examples, highlighted key strategies throughout the chapters, and two summary appendixes, clarify the complex process of theoretical synthesis.

Table of Contents

Note: Each chapter in Parts I and III begins with an Overview. Every chapter concludes with a Chapter Summary.
I. A New Approach to Psychotherapy Integration
1. Introduction to Psychotherapy and Integration
What Is Psychotherapy?
A Brief History of Psychotherapy
A Multitheoretical Framework for Psychotherapy
What Is Psychotherapy Integration?
A Brief History of Psychotherapy Integration
Diverse Routes to Integration
2. Five Principles for Psychotherapy Integration
Philosophical Foundations of Multitheoretical Psychotherapy
Intentional Integration
Multidimensional Integration
Multitheoretical Integration
Strategy-Based Integration
Relational Integration
3. Multidimensional Adaptation and Integrative Treatment Planning
Multidimensional Model of Human Functioning
Multidimensional Adaptation
Integrative Treatment Planning
Ongoing Psychotherapy
II. Key Strategies: Translating Psychotherapy Theories into Practical Skills
4. Cognitive Psychotherapy: Encouraging Functional Thoughts
Introduction to Cognitive Psychotherapy
Cognitive Strategies
5. Behavioral Psychotherapy: Choosing Effective Actions (with Michael F. Gavetti, chapter coauthor)
Introduction to Behavioral Psychotherapy
Behavioral Strategies
6. Experiential-Humanistic Psychotherapy: Exploring Feelings and Personal Experiences (with Tyler C. Ralston, chapter coauthor)
Introduction to Experiential-Humanistic Psychotherapy
Experiential Strategies
7. Biopsychosocial Psychotherapy: Connecting Body and Brain (with Jill M. Oliveira and Richard Rothschiller, chapter coauthors)
Introduction to Biopsychosocial Psychotherapy
Biopsychosocial Strategies
8. Psychodynamic-Interpersonal Psychotherapy: Modifying Interpersonal Patterns
Introduction to Psychodynamic-Interpersonal Psychotherapy
Psychodynamic Strategies
9. Systemic-Constructivist Psychotherapy: Living within Social Systems (with Larisa Buhin, chapter coauthor)
Introduction to Systemic-Constructivist Psychotherapy
Systemic-Constructivist Strategies
10. Multicultural-Feminist Psychotherapy: Adapting to Cultural Contexts (with Shelley Savage, chapter coauthor)
Introduction to Multicultural-Feminist Psychotherapy
Multicultural-Feminist Strategies
III. Applications to Treatment and Training
11. Multitheoretical Psychotherapy in Action: Case Examples with Four Different Diagnoses
Multitheoretical Psychotherapy for Depression
Multitheoretical Psychotherapy for Anxiety
Multitheoretical Psychotherapy for Substance Abuse
Multitheoretical Psychotherapy for Health Behaviors
12. Training and Supervision in Multitheoretical Psychotherapy (with Kristin E. Eisenhauer, chapter coauthor)
Introduction to Multitheoretical Training
Five Principles for Training Multitheoretical Psychotherapists
Two Distinct Features of Multitheoretical Training
Introduction to Multitheoretical Supervision
Using MTP to Enact Existing Models from the Supervision Literature
Single Session MTP Supervision Sequence
Ongoing Professional Development
A. Multitheoretical Conceptualization
B. Catalog of Key Strategies