Running head: INTEGRATIVE PSYCHOTHERAPY
The three studies located
Integration is becoming one of the most important and influential movements in the
psychotherapy practice. The paper is going to highlight the growing research on psychotherapy
by reviewing three studies about integrative therapy, and it will pay attention to a specific client
population. The first article I located was about the spiritually and religiously integrated group
which was a systematic review of how spirituality and religion are defined. The article also
discussed how spiritual and religious factors integrate into psychotherapy and then the article
discussed the outcomes of any group psychotherapies. The findings of the research were that
ideas of religiosity and spirituality were not well conceptualized and also the manner in which
the spiritual and religious factors were integrated into therapies were not well understood.
Understanding the religious and spiritual factors is important for one to be able to know the
influence of religious and spiritual factors on therapy (Castonguay, 2016).
The second article I located was about the relational methods and the theories of
intersubjectivity. The article was about how child development has an impact on the
intersubjectivity and the establishment of a healthy relationship. The article also discussed the
different models of psychotherapy which have adopted the integration therapy to address the
relational issues. The use of integrative psychotherapy methods provided insight into several
issues of intersubjectivity (Norcross, 2006).
The third article was about the effectiveness of divine interventions for therapy and in
counseling. The research showed that religious factors have negat...