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This is called homework and clients will be set homework between sessions and discuss the application of the homework when in sessions. qxd 5/2/2007 7:52 PM Page 43 PSYCHOTHERAPY APPLICATIONS 43 Case study Maria was referred by her GP for CBT following severe panic attacks when taking a holiday flight. Maria agreed with her therapist to meet for eight sessions in which she would approach the development of secure feelings when flying in a systematic and structured way. First of all the therapist made a detailed assessment of what Maria did when she was about to fly in an aeroplane.

Arkowitz (1991, 1992) in the first volume of the Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, identifies three kinds of integration: theoretical integration, which has primarily focused on the integration of psychodynamic and behavioural psychotherapy theory (Dollard and Miller, 1950; Wachtel, 1977); the ‘common factors approach’, involving the identification across the range of psychotherapies of common factors that are ‘most strongly associated with positive therapeutic outcome’ (Arkowitz, 1992: 275); and technical eclecticism, which is based on a pragmatic, atheoretical attempt to identify the psychotherapeutic techniques most suited to particular presenting problems (for example Lazarus’ Multimodal Therapy (Lazarus, 1967)).

Initially Jason talked of feeling, as he learnt more about himself, more depressed and being more passive. He talked of feeling strongly that the trouble in his life was ‘all his own fault’. The therapist wove into the therapy the interpretation that Jason had taken decisions about his life. She emphasised that these decisions shaped and influenced the development of his life. Jason started to realise just how this had happened. The therapist alerted Jason to his ability and capacity to change these decisions.

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