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Chapter 14   Psychotherapy Integration Convergence in Psychotherapy Majority of practicing clinical psychologists say they are eclectic i.e., use techs/concepts from variety theoretical sources—borrow techniques from various  places. - one of reasons for this possibly is that research findings suggest each of the major approaches  are approx equal in effectiveness  - thus, knowing this one is more likely to borrow what is useful from each one Growing interest in finding  commonalities  among different approaches AND try to find ways to integrate  them - Frank - among 1 st  to propose that there are nonspecific factors common to effectiveness of  various approaches in recent yrs, movement toward integrating approaches  Types of Psychotherapy Integration Generally considered 3 different orientations toward psychotherapy integration:              1.) tech eclecticism 2.) common factors 3.) theoretical integration - authors of text discuss another:  assimilative integration 1.) Technical Eclecticism —borrowing techniques from a variety of approaches. Refers to idea that therapist will be eclectic  - eclectic - - - borrowith use techs/procs from diff approaches            eclectic therapists believe what therapist does should be guided by what works - say is more important than theoretical perspective Say therapist should assess 
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what clients problem is  choose whatever intervention /approach will work best with that problem   - - - whatever   works, no matter the theory Therapists who adopt this approach       - Place strong emphasis on research                 EX- rather than “prescribe” empathy for everyone based on theoretical perspective (like client- centered therapy) Beutler et al note research says active provision of empathy with highly suspicious clients poss        counterproductive                    -  argue that even therapist relationship should be tailored to fit with clients                i.e., WITH some cts, therapist should be + active/directive;                               with others, therapist should be + passive ground these procs in their particular theoretical perspectives An approach to technical eclecticism -found in book- entitled Perspective Psychotherapy: Practice           Guide to Systematic Treat Selection      authors suggest prior to therapy, therapists assess certain factors 
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This note was uploaded on 05/10/2010 for the course PSYC 3083 taught by Professor Meche during the Spring '10 term at LSU.

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