Theory of unified clinical science and psychotherapeutics
Unified theory of clinical science and psychotherapeutics is an evolving organic system. In the past theories of psychotherapy were essentially single domain systems which tended to emphasis one or two domains of the total ecological system. For example, psychoanalysis which was the original comprehensive theory of psychopathology, personality, and psychotherapy was essentially a system based on what occurred within the mind or at the intrapsychic level.
Later developments extended the domain to the interpersonal or what occurs in dyadic configurations. As various theoretical schools of psychotherapy developed and competed for ascendancy a natural dialectic process occurred culminating in the early 1980s in what is known as the integrative psychotherapy movement. This movement was seminal in advancing various types of integration. We are now at the point in contemporary clinical science where the principles, domain systems, and techniques of treatment have converged to the point where we believe we are entering a new phase of unification.
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- Anchin, J.C., 2008, Pursuing a Unifying Paradigm for Psychotherapy: Tasks, Dialectical Considerations, and Biopsychosocial Systems Metatheory
- Anchin, J.C., 2008, The Critical Role of the Dialectic in Viable Metatheory: A Commentary on Henriques’ Tree of Knowledge System for Integrating Human Knowledge
- Anchin, J.C. & Magnavita, J.J, 2008, Toward the Unification of Psychotherapy: An Introduction to the Journal Symposium
- Anchin, J.C. & Magnavita, J.J, 2006, The Nature of Unified Clinical Science: Implications for Psychotherapeutic Theory, Practice, Training, and Research
- Henriques, G. R., 2008, The Problem of Psychology and the Integration of Human Knowledge: Contrasting Wilson’s Consilience with the Tree of Knowledge System
- Henriques, G. R., 2005, Toward a Useful Mass Movement
- Henriques, G. R., 2004, Psychology Defined
- Henriques, G. R., 2003, The Tree of Knowledge System and the Theoretical Unification of Psychology
- Henriques, G. R. & Sternberg, R. J., 2004, Unified Professional Psychology: Implications for the Combined-Integrated Model of Doctoral Training
- Magnavita, J.J, 2009, A Unified Model of Personality Systems
- Magnavita, J.J, 2008, Toward Unification of Clinical Science: The Next Wave in the Evolution of Psychotherapy?
- Magnavita, J.J, 2006, In Search of the Unifying Principles of Psychotherapy: Conceptual, Empirical, and Clinical Convergence