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Relational Integrative Psychotherapy. Engaging Process and Theory in Practice. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 3327443
  • Book
  • December 2015
  • 280 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Designed specifically for the needs of trainees and newly-qualified therapists, Relational Integrative Psychotherapy outlines a form of therapy that prioritizes the client and allows for diverse techniques to be integrated within a strong therapeutic relationship.
  • Provides an evidence-based introduction to the processes and theory of relational integrative psychotherapy in practice
  • Presents innovative ideas that draw from a variety of traditions, including cognitive, existential-phenomenological, gestalt, psychoanalytic, systems theory, and transactional analysis
  • Includes case studies, footnotes, ‘theory into practice’ boxes, and discussion of competing and complementary theoretical frameworks
  • Written by an internationally acclaimed speaker and author who is also an active practitioner of relational integrative psychotherapy
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Foreword by Ken Evans ix

Preface xi

Acknowledgements xiii

1 What is Relational Integrative Psychotherapy? 1

Part I Being and Doing Processes 13

2 Meeting and Contracting 15

3 Engaging the Therapeutic Process 30

4 Empathising and Attuning 46

5 Holding, Containing and Boundarying 59

6 Resourcing: Nurturing Skills and Mobilising Coping Strategies 76

7 Intuiting, Imagining and Interpreting 88

8 Challenging 104

9 Integrating 120

10 Ending 136

Part II Theory Applied to Practice 149

11 Cognitively Orientated Therapy 151

12 Existential Phenomenology: Theory and Therapy 167

13 Gestalt Theory and Therapy 183

14 Relational Psychoanalytic Theory in Practice 198

15 Systemic Theory and Therapy 212

16 Transactional Analysis 226

Postscript 241

References 243

Index 255

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Linda Finlay The Open University.
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