14 Psychotherapy Integration and Integrative Psychotherapies

Clinical Psychology


  1. Jerry Gold PhD, ABPP1,
  2. George Stricker PhD, ABPP2

Published Online: 26 SEP 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118133880.hop208014

Handbook of Psychology, Second Edition

Handbook of Psychology, Second Edition

How to Cite

Gold, J. and Stricker, G. 2012. Psychotherapy Integration and Integrative Psychotherapies. Handbook of Psychology, Second Edition. 8:II:14.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Adelphi University, Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Garden City, NY, USA

  2. 2

    American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Washington DC, Dept. of Clinical Psychology, Arlington, VA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 SEP 2012


This chapter presents an overview of the theoretical and conceptual field of psychotherapy integration, and of the integrative models of psychotherapy that are derived from that intellectual framework. The history, important developments, and central contemporary approaches to psychotherapy integration are reviewed, as well as its empirical status. A case example that illustrates the use of an integrative model in a clinical setting also is included.


  • psychotherapy;
  • psychotherapy integration;
  • technical eclecticism;
  • common factors;
  • assimilative integration