This essential handbook provides clinicians with the tools to introduce Integrative Systemic Therapy (IST) into their practice, providing accessible and much-needed support for training systemic and integrative therapists working with individuals, couples, and families.
Describing the "how to" and "how to decide what to do" aspects of Integrative Systemic Therapy (IST), this book outlines a practical, problem-solving approach that appreciates client strengths and facilitates the integration of interventions from various therapy models and empirically supported treatments. Chapters demonstrate how problem-solving tasks can be accomplished using the IST blueprint for therapy and include scenarios that will challenge the reader to think through the specific steps for IST, encouraging them to consider the use of self and the therapeutic alliance in therapy.
For supervisors, trainers, and clinicians familiar with IST, this book will enrich and deepen their understanding of it. The book is also relevant for clinicians and supervisors of all types of therapy who seek to become more integrative and systemic in their work.