A Guide to Integral Psychotherapy: Complexity, Integration, and Spirituality in Practice (SUNY series in Integral Theory)


by: Forman, Mark D.
Format: Paperback

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Product Description A therapist's guide to psychotherapy, spirituality, and self-development. Review "Integral Theory offers a remarkably comprehensive conceptual framework, and this book offers a view of psychotherapy through its encompassing lens." -- --Roger Walsh, MD, author of Essential Spirituality: The Seven Central Practices to Awaken Heart and Mind "Mark Forman has made an important contribution to the entire field of psychotherapy with this book, which is delicately balanced with theory and research, and always with direct clinical implications. Highly recommended for any mental health professional." -- --Andre Marquis, author of The Integral Intake: A Guide to Comprehensive Idiographic Assessment in Integral Psychotherapy "The first full application of Integral Theory to psychotherapy by a practicing clinician, this is a pioneering and very good book on Integral Psychotherapy." -- --Michael Washburn, author of Embodied Spirituality in a Sacred World From the Back Cover This book provides a practical introduction to Integral Psychotherapy, which positions itself as the most comprehensive approach to psychotherapy yet offered. Grounded in the work of theoretical psychologist and philosopher Ken Wilber, it organizes the key insights and interventions of pharmacological, psychodynamic, behavioral, cognitive, humanistic, existential, feminist, multicultural, somatic, and transpersonal approaches to psychotherapy. Integral Psychotherapy does not attempt to unify these diverse models, but rather takes a metatheoretical perspective, giving general guidelines for which is most appropriate in a wide range of clinical situations. It also strongly emphasizes the therapist's own personal development, under the premise that the depth and complexity of the human psyche must be understood first within the self if it is to be understood fully in others. This essential text is for therapists and others drawn to holistic approaches to psychotherapy, and serves as a theoretical ground and precise guide for those interested in applying the Integral model in therapeutic practice. About the Author Mark D. Forman is a clinical psychologist who has worked in a variety of settings, including the Salvation Army’s Adult Substance Rehabilitation Program, Kaiser Permanente’s Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and San José State University’s Student Counseling Center. Forman is the cofounder of the Integral Theory Conference, the first academic conference devoted to the field of Integral Theory and its application. He is in private practice in California.


Product Code: 9781438430249
ISBN: 1438430248
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication Date: 2010-03-30
Number of Pages: 340 pages
Languages: english
Edition: Illustrated
Dimension: 5.98 x 0.87 x 9.02 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.29 pounds