An Integrative Approach to Therapy and Supervision: A Practical Guide for Counsellors and Psychotherapists

Mary Harris and Anne Brockbank

Format: Paperback/softback, 272 pages, 8.94in x 6.06in / 227mm x 154mm
ISBN: 9781843106364
Price: $32.95

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An Integrative Approach to Therapy and Supervision presents an innovative and flexible model for therapy and supervision practice.

The model draws on ideas from the psychological traditions of Transactional Analysis, Gestalt theory and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to develop an integrated approach to working with clients and to developing a supervisor-supervisee relationship that can be adapted to suit the needs of individual personalities and situations. The authors lay out the theory underlying the model, how it relates to existing models of supervision, and demonstrate how the model works in practice using case material to illustrate the range of approaches that can be applied in a given scenario.

This book is essential reading for both new and experienced practitioners, as well as those responsible for training therapists, counsellors and supervisors.


'This would be useful to a wide range of people in the field of psychotherapy, from beginners to experienced therapists and supervisors.'
—Play for Life

'I believe this book follows its cover-title closely. Its aim is to offer a comprehensive, holistic, person centred and integrative model for therapy and supervision. I think they manage that through accessible language, many examples, illustrations as well as case studies. The authors give an excellent overview of Rogers work / Person-Centered Approach in Therapy and Supervision, TA, CBT and Gestalt. Their overview is useful for revisiting, revision or to get a foundational taste of those modalities... You could call this book value for money or a full-on package deal! Take your pick. I hope you'll find it as informative as I did.'
—Counselling Today (NZ)

'This book is clearly written, and there are plenty of case vignettes and other examples.'
—ACPNL Magazine

'If you are interested in learning and in choice, and in a stance of shared responsibility in therapy or supervision, this book will stir your reflective juices. The authors' "FIT" model suggests options for practitioners and provides a framework for structuring sessions, for assessment at the start of a contract, and for choices within different phases of the work. The focus on learning theory in therapy and supervision is stimulating and well researched, and the book is clearly written and easy to read.'
—Penny Henderson, accredited Counsellor and Supervisor, Fellow of BACP and editor of Supervision Training: Issues and Approaches

Table of Contents


Part 1: Introduction. 

1. An Integrative Approach to Therapy and Supervision: The FIT Model. 

2. The Person-Centred Approach in Therapy and Supervision. 

3. Learning Theory in Therapy and Supervision.

Part 2: The FIT Model Applied in Therapy. 

4. Transactional Analysis in Therapy. 

5. Gestalt in Therapy. 

6. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. 

7. Integrating TA, Gestalt and CBT in Therapy. 

Part 3: The FIT Model in Supervision. 

8. Introducing Supervision. 

9. Using Transactional Analysis in Supervision. 

10. Using Gestalt in Supervision. 

11. Using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in Supervision. 

12. Using the FIT Model for Individual Supervision. 

13. Using the FIT Model for Group Supervision. 


Appendix A: An Example of Ground Rules. 

Appendix B: Supervision Contract. 

Appendix C: Setting Goals or Objectives. 



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