Alvin R. Mahrer
This working guide to how and why to go about the integration of psychotherapies is useful for psychotherapists of all approaches, professions, and degress of experience, most of whom are implicitly or explicitly engaged in some kind of integration. Each of the first six chapters describes different ways of integrating psychotherapies, discusses whether it is workable or unworkable, and outlines its consequences for the field as a whole. Three of the ways are seen as essentially unworkable and as harmful for the field, while three are deemed workable and helpful. The recommendations are designed to enable such practitioners to select and carry out a way of integrating psychotherapies that is useful and helpful both for the individual psychotherapist and also to help advance the field of psychotherapy.