An Integral Taxonomy of Therapeutic Interventions

Published: June 1, 2009
By Andre Marquis

Nearly 200 therapeutic interventions are classified according to the AQAL model of Integral Psychotherapy, followed by a critical discussion of the clinical utility of such a taxonomy. The author first presents the need for such a classification system and briefly overviews Integral Theory. The article ends with suggestions for how to use an integral taxonomy of therapeutic interventions with psychotherapy clients, the role and meaning of interventions, an algorithm describing how the interventions were classified, and a caution against the "tyranny of technique."

Developmental Engagement Field Theory

A Speculative Framework for the Practical Application of Integrally Informed Psychotherapy

Published: June 1, 2009
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By Keith Witt

This article explores how social engagement is central to human functioning and development, and how it potentially provides agentic access to intersubjective and interobjective energy fields. An integrally informed developmental engagement field theory is described, with practical suggestions for applying it to living, parenting, and psychotherapy. The article concludes with a lifespan case study that embodies the presented research.

Bereavement and Death Construct Development in Integral Theory and Practice

Published: September 1, 2009
By Christina Zampitella

This article argues that Integral Theory fails to incorporate death construct development and bereavement responses into its framework despite having the capacity to conceptualize these concepts in an integrated manner. By integrating death construct development and bereavement responses into the AQAL model, clinicians may be able to conduct a more comprehensive assessment of a client’s experience, thereby improving the corresponding treatment.

The Integral Intake

Results from Phase One of the Integral Psychotherapy in Practice Study

Published: December 1, 2010
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By Andre Marquis

This article introduces psychotherapists and coaches to the Integral Intake as a tool for assessing clients in an idiographic, non-pathologizing, culturally sensitive, holistic, and balanced manner. Assessing clients with such an approach facilitates tailoring individualized, comprehensive treatment plans appropriate to each unique client.

Psychograph as Map, Matrix, and Mirror

An Integral Psychograph Assessment

Published: December 1, 2010
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By Vipassana Esbjörn-Hargens

This article introduces clinicians and their patients to an Integral Psychograph Assessment (IPA). The IPA employed by the author is a clinical assessment process developed for psychotherapists to be used with their patients in the therapeutic context to evaluate levels of an individual across 10 lines of development. In this article, the integral psychograph is first situated within the Integral model and then within a larger historical discussion of multiple lines of development.

Exploring Emotional Intelligence as a Line of Development

An Integral Stage Development Model

Published: December 1, 2010
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By Kirk Leslie

This article explores emotional intelligence and its relationship to the integral psychograph as a line of development. Emotional intelligence is examined using a proposed stage development model to analyze the abilities or skills an individual attains as emotions are held in a more complex fashion. Focus is primarily on the Upper-Left quadrant.