Integrated Recovery Therapy_IPC

Integrated Recovery Therapy_IPC
Toward an Integrally Informed Individual Psychotherapy for Addicted Populations
By Guy Pierre du Plessis
This article outlines an integrally informed individual psychotherapy adapted for treating addicted populations. Integrated Recovery Therapy is a meta-therapy that provides a comprehensive and multiperspectival therapeutic orientation for therapists who treat addicted clients in individual psychotherapy. Its core philosophy is derived from an integration of 12-Step abstinence-based philosophy, mindfulness, positive psychology, and Integral Theory.
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Published: 03-01-2012
Length: 25 Pages
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Integrated Recovery Therapy, as a therapeutic orientation, is a psychotherapeutic Integral Methodological Pluralism. As with any Integral Methodological Pluralism, it has paradigmatic and meta-paradigmatic features. The paradigmatic aspect refers to the recognition, compilation, and implementation of various methodologies in a comprehensive and inclusive manner. The meta-paradigmatic aspect refers to its capacity to weave together, relate, and integrate the various paradigmatic practices while providing a metatheoretical and transdisciplinary framework. Integrated Recovery Therapy is a meta-therapy that provides a comprehensive and multiperspectival therapeutic orientation for therapists who treat addicted clients in individual psychotherapy. Its core philosophy is derived from an integration of 12-Step abstinence-based philosophy, mindfulness, positive psychology, and Integral Theory. Integrated Recovery Therapy represents one of the various novel, integrally informed methodologies in the budding field of Integral Addiction Treatment and Integral Recovery—a nascent discipline that holds much promise for developing more comprehensive and sustainable addiction treatment approaches.