Developmental Engagement Field Theory

Developmental Engagement Field Theory
A Speculative Framework for the Practical Application of Integrally Informed Psychotherapy
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.
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Published: 06-01-2009
Length: 24 Pages
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Psychotherapy has beneted from Ken Wilbers all-levels, all-lines contribution of a developmental perspective expanded through quadrants, states, and types. Humans grow on dierent lines through progressively expansive worldviews that shift and morph according to their own and others’ states of consciousness and types of people. 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 psycho- therapy. The article concludes with a lifespan case study that embodies the presented research.