Hailed by one reviewer as "the bible of the integration movement," the inaugural edition of Handbook of Psychotherapy Integration was the first compilation of the early integrative approaches to therapy. Since its publication psychotherapy integration has grown into a mature, empirically supported, and international movement, and the current edition provides a comprehensive review of what has been done.
Reflecting the considerable advances in the field since the previous edition's release in 2005, this third edition of Handbook of Psychotherapy Integration continues to be the state-of-the-art description of psychotherapy integration and its clinical practices by some of its most distinguished proponents. Six chapters new to this edition describe growing areas of psychotherapy research and practice: common factors therapy, principle-based integration, integrative psychotherapy with children, mixing psychotherapy and self-help, integrating research and practice, and international themes.
The latter two of these constitute contemporary thrusts in the integration movement: blending research and practice, and recognizing its international nature. Also closely examined are the concepts, history, training, research, global themes, and future of psychotherapy integration. Each chapter includes a new section on cultural considerations, and an emphasis is placed throughout the volume on outcome research. Charting the remarkable evolution of psychotherapy integration itself, the third edition of this Handbook will continue to prove invaluable to practitioners, researchers, and students alike.
"This book is excellent in its discussion of integrating theories to create better treatments for clients. It considers various models, along with their use for specific disorders and populations. Clinicians and researchers will find this book extremely useful - 5 Stars!" --Doody's
"This third edition reflects the maturing of the integration movement within psychotherapy. We have moved beyond saying that we need to integrate to having established models and solid empirical research. This edition can inspire us to move even further to determine the underlying mechanisms of change across approaches. Bravo!" --Clara E. Hill, PhD, University of Maryland
"What are therapists actually doing and how does therapy work? Norcross and Goldfried have advanced the field of integrative psychotherapy to new heights and this excellent book brings it all together. As we move toward recognizing the importance of common processes and trans-theoretical approaches, this comprehensive volume will prove to be an excellent guide to practice and research. We should keep in mind that clients are less interested in brands than in what is going to help them. This superb volume will help clinicians and researchers accomplish this important task." --Robert L. Leahy, PhD, Director, American Institute for Cognitive Therapy
"This is an impressive volume and valuable collection of contemporary views...I recommend it highly. A commendable job at representing the excitement and freedom associated with an active, respectful, and fundamentally hopeful exploration of conceptual and practical diversities." --Journal of Psychotherapy Integration (Acclaim for previous edition)
"If you are already familiar with the ideas of integration, this important volume will keep you abreast of current developments in integration. If not, it will stimulate and challenge you to think more integratively...If you are interested in current developments and future directions in psychotherapy, I would put this on a must read list." --Contemporary Psychology (Leslie Greenberg, PhD) (Acclaim for previous edition)
"This book is an impressive review of the efforts made (toward integration)...sophisticated, ingenious, and briskly written." --American Journal of Psychiatry (Leston Havens, MD) (Acclaim for previous edition)
About the Editors:
John C. Norcross, PhD, ABPP, is Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of Scranton, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at SUNY Upstate Medical University, and a clinical psychologist in part-time practice. He is past-president of the APA Society of Clinical Psychology, the APA Division of Psychotherapy, and the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration. Among his 25 coauthored books are Psychotherapy Relationships That Work, Clinician's Guide to Evidence-Based Practice in Behavioral Health, Insider's Guide to Graduate Programs in Psychology, Psychologists' Desk Reference, and Systems of Psychotherapy: A Transtheoretical Analysis, now in its 9th edition.
Marvin R. Goldfried, PhD, ABPP, is Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Stony Brook University, where he was involved in developing its graduate program in clinical psychology. In addition to teaching, supervision, and research, he maintains a practice of psychotherapy in New York City. He is a diplomate in clinical psychology, fellow in the APA, and recipient of several awards from various professional organizations. He is past president of the clinical division of the APA, the psychotherapy division of the APA, and the Society for Psychotherapy Research. Dr. Goldfried is cofounder of the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration, founder of AFFIRM: Psychologists Affirming Their Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Family, and founder of the Two-Way Bridge Between Research and Practice.