A More Unifying Psychotherapy

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ndre Marquis is associate professor of counseling and human development at the Warner Graduate School, University of Rochester, and author of several books and scholarly articles in the field of Integral Psychology. Today Andre talks to Ken Wilber about his most recent book, Integral Psychotherapy: A Unifying Approach, which explores how a more comprehensive understanding of the self can greatly enhance, enrich, and energize the therapeutic experience for both patient and practitioner.

Listen as Ken and Andre take a deep dive into the theoretical aspects of the integral psychology model, and how these aspects show up in the actual territory of live therapy sessions. This leads to a friendly and fascinating debate about how states of consciousness present themselves during the psychotherapeutic session, and how those states relate to the person’s total self-system and kosmic address. It’s a wonderful exploration of the polarity between map and territory, and how both inform the overall moment-to-moment “multi-channel” sensibility that this work helps us to cultivate.

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Integral Psychotherapy: A Unifying Approach

Integral Psychotherapy lays out a conceptual framework for understanding and applying the wide range of psychotherapeutic approaches. The unifying model presented here addresses the dynamics of healthy human development, the assessment process, techniques and processes of therapeutic change, and much, much more. Beginning as well as experienced mental health practitioners will find the integral approach to be an exquisitely parsimonious model, one that allows practitioners and researchers to retain their own style and preferences, while simultaneously organizing ideas within a more comprehensive framework for understanding human beings and the psychotherapeutic process.

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Andre Marquis

About Andre Marquis

Andre Marquis is an associate professor in counseling and human development at the Warner School, University of Rochester. His teaching, research, and scholarly interests include counseling theories and practice, psychotherapy integration and unification, group therapy, relational psychodynamics, Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy and other emotion-focused therapies, developmental constructivism, human change processes, and integral theory as it provides a metatheoretical framework to coherently organize theory and practice. He is the author of several books in the field of Integral Psychotherapy, and has also authored numerous scholarly articles — including articles he co-authored with Ken Wilber and Michael Mahoney, both of whom he has worked with closely.

Ken Wilber

About Ken Wilber

Ken Wilber is a preeminent scholar of the Integral stage of human development. He is an internationally acknowledged leader, founder of Integral Institute, and co-founder of Integral Life. Ken is the originator of arguably the first truly comprehensive or integrative world philosophy, aptly named “Integral Theory”.

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  1. Great stuff here. I love how Andre engages Ken in Part 2 around the 15 minute mark and asks what it was like for him when he found out about the quadrants. Also, the synchronicity on Merriweather Lewis was awesome, as well.
    Good to know these books exist out there.

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