Integrative Psychotherapy

Integrative psychotherapy is a systematic approach to treatment in which two or more models of treatment are combined, the synthesis of which is hoped to provide an improvement in treatment efficacy and/or effectiveness. Principally, three approaches to the patient and his or her treatment have been incorporated; these include:

(a) psycodynamic conceptualization and treatment,
(b) cognitive-behavioral therapy, and
(c) couple & family systems therapy.

In addition, there is also an emphasis upon the common factors that exist among diverse approaches to treatment, including various "non-specific factors" such as compassion and the arousal of hope; the facilitative factors of empathy, genuineness, and positive regard; the criticality of the therapeutic alliance; and, the clinical dilemmas that arise for psychotherapists in all approaches to treatment.

Training Programs in Integrative Psychotherapy

Intramural

  • Individual clinical supervision provided selected psychiatry residents and psychology interns
  • Monthly case consultation and study group offered in examining clinical dilemmas in integrative psychotherapy

Extramural

  • Fee-based consultation and workshops to agencies and individuals who wish to incorporate an integrative psychotherapy perspective into their clinical practice.

Faculty

Roger Greenberg, Ph.D.
John Manring, M.D.
John Norcross, Ph.D.
Douglas J. Scaturo, Ph.D.

References

Scaturo DJ. (1994). Integrative psychotherapy for panic disorder and agoraphobia in clinical practice. Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, 4, 253-272.

Scaturo DJ. (2001). The evolution of psychotherapy and the concept of manualization: An integrative perspective. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 32, 522-530.

Scaturo DJ. (2005). Clinical dilemmas in psychotherapy: A transtheoretical approach to psychotherapy integration. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.