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.