2/28/2008

Marquis Authors Book on Psychotherapy

 

Andre Marquis, assistant professor in counseling and human development, has written the recently published book, The Integral Intake:A Guide to Comprehensive Idiographic Assessment in Integral Psychotherapy.

The Integral Intake form itself, published in December 2007 by Routledge, is an idiographic, biographical, multidimensional assessment instrument based on the Integral Psychology pioneered by Ken Wilber. The intake form is designed to provide the practitioner with a range of background information that can then be used to more quickly and effectively formulate a counseling/treatment approach.

“Dr. Marquis has provided both a thorough explanation of how to use the most comprehensive client intake instrument that I've seen and the most detailed explication of how Ken Wilber's Integral Theory is important to the work of therapists,” said Janice Miner Holden, professor in the counseling program and interim chair of the counseling and higher education department at the University of North Texas. “This book is a must for any mental health professional dedicated to a holistic understanding of their clients.”

A resource for counselors to learn how to assess and serve clients in a comprehensive manner, the book provides an overview of Integral Psychotherapy, a detailed explication of integral theory, and guidelines for interpreting clients’ responses to the integral intake as well as how to create integrative treatment plans on the basis of clients’ completed intake forms. Included are two case studies, based on clients’ actual completed intake forms, that provide insight into the use of the Integral Intake.

Ken Wilber, founder of the Integral Institute, also gave a positive review. “The Integral Intake is a superb book—clearly written, theoretically sound, practically oriented, and desperately needed,” explained Wilber. “Highly recommended for the professional and interested laypersons, it gives a much-needed integrated approach to the entire field of psychotherapy, and hence is truly groundbreaking.”

Marquis is co-author of Theoretical Models of Counseling and Psychotherapy (Brunner-Routledge, 2004), as well as numerous articles in such publications as Constructivism in the Human SciencesPsychoanalytic InquiryCounseling and ValuesJournal of Mental Health CounselingJournal of Humanistic Psychology, and the Journal of Psychotherapy Integration.

Marquis, who earned a doctorate in counseling and counselor education from University of North Texas, is a counselor educator who takes an integral approach to teaching and research in counseling. In addition to his empirical research on integrative counseling approaches, he explores life-span development and human change processes, including how spirituality affects health and development issues.

 

Tags: Andre Marquis, counseling, integral psychotherapy, Ken Wilber