A Casebook of Psychotherapy Integration

Pages: 320
Item #: 4317107
ISBN: 978-1-59147-405-0
List Price: $29.95
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Copyright: 2006
Format: Hardcover
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In psychotherapy integration, a therapist draws from various schools of psychotherapy and other systematic approaches to expand the range of tools available for patient intervention. Yet clinicians and students often struggle to meaningfully blend different theoretical views and approaches. In A Casebook of Psychotherapy Integration, editors George Stricker and Jerry Gold bring together a group of master therapists, leaders in their fields, to demonstrate how they successfully apply their own integrative approaches. Compelling case examples, written in accessible and engaging language, illustrate the various shapes that integration may take.

After briefly introducing the theoretical model from which they work, the therapists describe not only how they intervened with each case, but how also they thought about the case at critical decision points throughout the therapy. The cases bring to life many contemporary issues and provide opportunities for both experienced and novice therapists to hone their sensitivities and skills with a diverse range of clients.

Table of Contents


  1. Introduction: An Overview of Psychotherapy Integration
    —Jerry Gold and George Stricker
  2. Multimodal Therapy: A Seven-Point Integration
    —Arnold A. Lazarus
  3. Systematic Treatment Selection and Prescriptive Therapy
    —Larry E. Beutler, T. Mark Harwood, Matteo Bertoni, and Jimena Thomann
  4. Integrating the Psychotherapies Through Their Emphases on the Future
    —Bernard D. Beitman, Angela M. Soth, and Glenn E. Good
  5. Assimilative Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Integration
    —George Stricker
  6. An Integrative Perspective on the Anxiety Disorders
    —Barry E. Wolfe
  7. Cyclical Psychodynamics
    —Jerry Gold and Paul L. Wachtel
  8. Resolving Trauma in Process-Experiential Psychotherapy
    —Jeanne C. Watson
  9. Unified Therapy With a Patient With Multiple Cluster B Personality Traits
    —David M. Allen
  10. Cognitive Analytic Therapy
    —Anthony Ryle and Louise McCutcheon
  11. Chronic Depression and the Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy
    —James P. McCullough Jr.
  12. Cognitive–Affective–Relational–Behavior Therapy
    —Marvin R. Goldfried
  13. Accelerated Experiential–Dynamic Psychotherapy: The Seamless Integration of Emotional Transformation and Dyadic Relatedness at Work
    —Diana Fosha and Danny Yeung
  14. Contextual Integrative Psychotherapy
    —Andrés J. Consoli and Robert C. Chope
  15. A "Stuck Case" and a "Frozen Person": Summary of an Integrative Approach
    —William C. Nichols
  16. Integrative Couple Therapy
    —Jay Lebow
  17. Client, Not Theory, Directed: Integrating Approaches One Client at a Time
    —Barry L. Duncan, Jacqueline A. Sparks, and Scott D. Miller
  18. The Client as Active Self-Healer
    —Arthur C. Bohart
  19. Patient-Initiated Integration
    —Jerry Gold
  20. A Hermeneutically Informed Approach to Psychotherapy Integration
    —Jack C. Anchin
  21. Psychotherapy Integration Using Contrasting Visions of Reality
    —Stanley B. Messer
  22. Overview: An Attempt at a Meta-Integration
    —George Stricker and Jerry Gold

Author Index

Subject Index

About the Editors

Author Bio

George Stricker, PhD, has been professor of psychology at Argosy University/Washington, DC, since 2004. He taught at Adelphi University from 1963 to 2004, where he was dean of the Derner Institute and served as Distinguished Research Professor of Psychology. He received a PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Rochester in 1960 and an honorary PsyD from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology, Meadows Campus, in 1997.

Dr. Stricker is a diplomate in clinical psychology and was elected Distinguished Practitioner in Psychology. He received the American Psychological Association (APA) Award for Distinguished Contribution to Applied Psychology in 1990, the APA Award for Distinguished Career Contributions to Education and Training in Psychology in 1995, the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology Award for Distinguished Contribution to Education and Professional Psychology in 1998, the Allen V. Williams Memorial Award from the New York State Psychological Association in 1999, the Florence Halpern Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions in Clinical Psychology from the Society of Clinical Psychology (Division 12) in 2002, and the Bruno Klopfer Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for Personality Assessment in 2005. He has been president of the Society of Clinical Psychology of the APA, the Society for Personality Assessment, the New York State Psychological Association, and the National Council of Schools of Professional Psychology.

Dr. Stricker's most recent books are Comprehensive Handbook of Psychotherapy Integration, with Jerry Gold, and The Scientific Practice of Professional Psychology, with Steven Trierweiler.

Jerry Gold, PhD, is the author of Key Concepts in Psychotherapy Integration; coeditor, with George Stricker, of the Comprehensive Handbook of Psychotherapy Integration; and editor of the Journal of Psychotherapy Integration. He was associate editor of the Journal of Integrative and Eclectic Psychotherapy, and he is a member of the editorial board of PsycCRITIQUES/Contemporary Psychology. He received his PhD in clinical psychology from the Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, where he is professor of psychology and chair of the undergraduate program in psychology. He completed psychoanalytic training at Adelphi University's postdoctoral program in psychoanalysis, and he is a faculty member and supervisor in the program and in the postdoctoral program in couples and family therapy.