What is integration? How does it differ from eclecticism? How would you make an assessment of James? What are his presenting issues?
From your assessment how would an integrative approach be helpful to work with James? Explain your rationale and give examples of how you believe these would work.
Remember when you are writing about the approaches, make sure you are integrating them, e.g. core beliefs often originate in childhood, the psychodynamic approach looks at how the past influences the present.
Make sure you reflect on how you would be working ethically – How you would contract. Explain the purpose of counseling and boundaries.
The reference you answers – there are chapters from Lapworth and Sills on Moodle Integrative 2 resources
Describe the development of your PIM, how has it developed from you commenced the course, especially SP modules. You could give examples of how you worked with your clients when you began SP1 and how your knowledge and skills you gained have helped develop your PIM.
What has influenced the development of an integrative model? Contracting, therapeutic relationship, beginning, middle and endings, CPD, knowledge gained from the class, your research, supervisors and other sources. Your experience of personal therapy and life.
Give examples of how you would use with clients – drama triangle; triangle of insight, defense mechanisms, CBT tools,
What does being an integrative counselor mean for you? How do you work ethically?
What are the conflicts or issues that may arise? James – resistance, congruence, etc. Do the different approaches clash?
How do you decide to use a particular form of integration with one client with
depression and anxiety and a different approach with another with the same presenting issues?
Reflect on what is happening in the room with the individuals and yourself. What if their story is similar to yours?