Jane: An Integral Psychotherapy Case Study (Depression, Identity, and Intimacy in Young Adulthood)

Paul Landraitis Article, Cognitive, Journal of Integral Theory & Practice, Perspectives, Psychology, Psychology

To illustrate the value of the AQAL model for therapists, Paul presents a case study that demonstrates some features of Integral Psychotherapy. He introduces the client and explore three treatment episodes of various lengths. By following the unfolding journey of one client working with an integrally informed psychotherapist, the reader gains a felt sense of at least one way the AQAL model can be clinically applied. Lastly, the client’s situation and progress are explored through an AQAL analysis using the five elements of Integral Theory.

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About Paul Landraitis

PAUL LANDRAITIS discovered Ken Wilber’s work in 1983 and quickly became an ardent student of the Integral approach. He received his M.A. in Buddhist and Western psychology from Naropa University that same year and now has over 20 years experience applying Integral approaches to helping people resolve relationship problems, overcome mental and emotional disorders, live an authentically happy life, and develop their capacity to contribute to the greater common good. He has sought wide-ranging professional experience as a psychotherapist, coach, adult educator, consultant, and mental health researcher in order to deepen his own understanding of human potential and serve people by bringing Integral insight to these tumultuous times.