It is a unifying psychotherapy, that responds appropriately and effectively to the person at the affective, behavioral, cognitive, and physiological levels of functioning and addresses as well the sipiritual dimension of life.
the term “integrative” of integrative Psychotherapy has a number of meanings. it refers to the process of integrating the personality: taking disowned, unaware, or unresolved aspects of the self and making them part of a cohesive personality, reducing the use of defense mechanisms that inhibit spontaneity and limit flexibility in problem solving, health maintenance, and relating to people, and re-engaging the world with full contact. it is the process of making whole.
Integrative Psychoteraphy also refers to the bringing together of the affective, cognitive, behavioral and psysiological systems within a person, with an awareness of the social and transpersonal aspects of the systems surrouding the person.
Integrative Psychotherapy takes into accountmany views of human functioning. the psychodynamic, client-centered, behaviorist, cognitive, family therapy, gestal therapy, body-psychotherapies, object relations theories, psychoanalytic self psychology, and transactional analysis approaches are all considered within a dynamic systems perspective.