With the majority of practicing psychologists indicating that they practice integrative therapy, it might be easy to assume that integrative therapy is better than practicing a single therapy. What do you think? What are the advantages and potential drawbacks of integrating divergent therapeutic interventions into your practice rather than adhering to one particular school of thought and practice?
To prepare for this Discussion:
• Review Dr. Norcross’ course media presentation, “Integrative Therapy.” Focus on his discussion related to the benefits and challenges of integrative therapy.
• Review the journal article, “Some Limits to the Integration of Psychoanalytic and Behavior Therapy.” Pay particular attention to the potential difficulties in merging differing therapeutic perspectives.
• Consider the advantages and potential challenges of using integrative therapies.
With these thoughts in mind:
Write an analysis of the advantages and potential drawbacks of integrative therapies. Provide specific examples. Briefly describe how you would handle the potential drawbacks you mention.