The Integrity Model of Existential Psychotherapy in Working with the 'Difficult Patient' (Hardcover)

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Dealing with the therapeutic impasse is one of the most challenging tasks faced by therapists. The Integrity Model of Existential Psychotherapy in Working with the 'Difficult Patient' describes how the Integrity model of psychotherapy provides an original solution to dealing with difficult issues such as resistance, acting out, counter-transference, guilt, value clashes and cultural diversity.

The Integrity model is based on an existential approach to living and views psychological difficulties as stemming from a lack of fidelity to one's values. In this book, the authors explore how this approach to psychotherapy can enhance other therapeutic models or stand on its own to offer a valuable alternative perspective on the causes of mental illness. Case material is provided to illustrate the value of the Integrity model in relation to a range of clinical issues, including:

Borderline Personality Disorders

Antisocial Personality

Post-Traumatic Stress

Schizophrenia

Workplace Stress

Addictions.

This book provides a provocative and insightful presentation of the subject of impasses, as well as dealing with associated issues including the role of values in psychotherapy, community, spirituality, and therapist responsibility. It will be of great interest to counsellors and psychotherapists.

About the Author


Nedra R. Lander, PhD, C. Psych. is a Clinical Psychologist at The Ottawa Hospital and Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Medicine and Clinical Professor of Psychology at the University of Ottawa. Danielle Nahon, PhD, C.Psych. is a Psychologist in private practice in Ontario and Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781583912195
ISBN-10: 1583912193
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: May 12th, 2005
Pages: 232
Language: English