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Please help provide an analysis of the advantages and potential drawbacks of integrative therapies (those inclusive of psychoanalytic, CBT, person-centered therapies). Provide specific examples using scholarly literature (no website sources). Briefly describe how one would handle the potential drawbacks mentioned.

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(1) Please help provide an analysis of the advantages and potential drawbacks of integrative therapies (those inclusive of psychoanalytic, CBT, person-centered therapies).

Researchers have often used theories in a way that emphasizes their own theoretical frameworks (Corey, 2005). Corey presents a case example of an integrative approach to psychotherapy. Based on Norcross's analysis the client possessed three characteristics that underscored the need for integrative therapy: (a) treatment preferences, (b) stages of change, and (c) resistance level. According to integrative therapists, the goal is to fit the therapy to the client. Research shows that integrative therapy is becoming increasingly popular. Discussed below are the therapies of psychoanalysis, cognitive-behavioral and person-centered therapies and the advantages and disadvantages associated with these approaches when integrated.

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is designed to treat faulty thinking based on emotion and behavioral disturbances. The goal of CBT is to identify and change irrational beliefs or maladaptive thoughts that are contributing to the client's problems. The function of the therapist is to guide clients through processes of identifying these irrational and self-defeating thoughts and/or disturbances; and replace them with more rational ones. Throughout the helping process, the client is expected to play an active role in changing his or her behavior. A major limitation of CBT, is that the approach ignores the according to Studies highlight ...

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This solution discusses an integrated approach to psychotherapy consisting of psychoanalytic, cognitive and person-centered therapies

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