PSYC 3083 Ch14

PSYC 3083 Ch14 - Chapter 14 Psychotherapy Integration...

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Chapter 14 Psychotherapy Integration Convergence in Psychotherapy Majority of practicing clinical psychos say they R eclectic i.e., use techs/concepts from variety theoretical sources 1 of reasons 4 this possibly is that research findings suggest ea of major approaches R approx equal in effectiveness thus, knowing this, more likely to borrow what is useful from ea one Growing interest N finding commonalities among diff approaches AND try 2 find ways 2 integrate them Frank - among 1 st to propose that there R nonspec factors common 2 effectiveness of various approaches N recent yrs, movemt 2ward integrating approaches *Nonjudgemental attitude is a commonality among all approaches Types of Psychotherapy Integration Generally considered 3 diff orientations toward psychoth integration: tech eclecticism common factors
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theoretical integration - authors of text discuss another: assimilative integration 1. Technical Eclecticism Refers 2 idea that therapist will B eclectic eclectic - - - borrow/use techs/procs from diff approaches * eclectic therapists believe what therapist does should be guided by what works say is more impt than theoret perspective Say therapist should assess what ct’s px is choose whatever intervention /approach will work best w/that px - - - whatever works, no matter the theory Therapists who adopt this approach - *place strong emphasis on research - say impt 2 disc approaches that work best 4 diff pxs & 4 diff people EX – rather than “prescribe” empathy 4 q1 based on theoret perspective (like ct-centered therapy) 2
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Beutler et al note research says active provision of empathy w/highly suspicious cts poss counterproductive - argue that even therap relationship should B tailored 2 fit w/cts i.e., W/some cts, therapist should B + active/directive; w/others, therapist should B + passive - EX - many cog & cl-centered therapists R technically eclectic N procedures they use BUT ground these procs N their particular theoret perspectives An approach 2 tech eclec (fd N bk entitled Perspective Psychotherapy: Prac Guide to Systematic Tx Selection) authors suggest prior 2 therapy, therapists assess certain factors 1 st Model should assess 3
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- ct’s expectations about tx - level of coping skills - motivation - px severity - personality style - environmental stressors - environmental support sys 2 nd approach 2 tech eclecticism is that of Lazarus 2 nd Model assesses cts along the p dimensions: (BASIC-ID) - - - behav affect sensation imagery cognition interpersonal relationships
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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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PSYC 3083 Ch14 - Chapter 14 Psychotherapy Integration...

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