ERIC Number: ED449426
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Integrative and Biopsychosocial Therapy: Maximizing Treatment Outcomes with Individuals and Couples. The Family Psychology and Counseling Series.
Sperry, Len, Ed.
In the current therapeutic climate it is essential for mental health professionals to address biological and health issues along with social and psychological issues in their care delivery. The increasing economic and professional need for integrative treatment has necessitated the trend toward biopsychosocial approaches to maximize treatment outcomes. This book is geared towards psychotherapists and counselors who work with individuals and couples and is particularly helpful for working with difficult-to-treat cases where conventional treatment approaches have been ineffective. Chapter 1 describes four levels and dimensions of integrative application to therapy: theory and techniques; tailoring treatment to client or couple need; domains; and common factors. Chapter 2 describes an integrative approach that emphasizes the integration of theory and technique. In Chapter 3, two levels of integration are presented: the integration of theory and technique, and tailoring. Chapter 4 focuses on Biopyschosocial therapy. Chapter 5 reflects on issues and developments in the biopsychosocial and integrative approaches to the treatment of individuals and couples. (Contains 3 tables, 6 figures, and 79 references.) (JDM)
Descriptors: Biological Influences, Counseling, Counseling Theories, Family Counseling, Integrated Services, Mental Health Workers, Outcomes of Treatment, Psychological Needs
American Counseling Association, 5999 Stevenson Ave., Alexandria, VA 22304-3300. Tel: 800-347-6647 ext. 222 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Counseling Association, Alexandria, VA.