Theoretical Integration: Thinking Outside The Box

Warren W. Tryon


Meaningful psychotherapy integration requires theoretical unification because psychotherapists can only be expected to treat patients with the same diagnoses similarly if they understand these disorders similarly and if they agree on the mechanisms by which effective treatments work. Author (in press) proposed a transtheoretic transdiagnostic psychotherapy (TTP) based on an Applied Psychological Science (APS) clinical orientation founded on a Bio«Psychology Network (BPN) explanatory system that provides sufficient theoretical unification to support psychotherapy integration. This proposal focused mainly on making a neuroscience argument This article makes a different argument for theoretical unification and consequently psychotherapy integration.


Theoretical unification; psychotherapy integration; critical core concepts; key concepts

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