Integrative Counseling in Clinical Practice
Guidebook 1: Introduction to integration
Guidebook 2: Foundations of Integrative Assessment
Guidebook 3: Integrative Counseling Interventions I
Guidebook 4: Integrative Counseling Interventions II
In her foreword to the Integrative Counseling in Clinical Practice Guidebook Series (2nd edition) Dr. Martha Chiu writes:
“If you are reading this guidebook, you are someone who feels drawn to listen to and help distressed people around you. As was true when I wrote this foreword in September, 2021 in the midst of a global pandemic, I am keenly aware that we are all living in a world that is full of troubles, such as illness, natural disasters, conflict and violence, to name just a few examples. With so much ‘bad news’ happening all around us, anxiety and depression are understandably skyrocketing and have become widespread. It is my sincere hope that by the time you finish this series of four guidebooks you will be better equipped with knowledge and skills to serve the needs of your community.
This guidebook series is based on successful, well-received online courses that I designed and taught for Biola University’s Certificate in Integrative Counseling program. Over a period of 4 years (2017-2021) more than 130 students in China and other parts of Asia walked with me on a journey of learning about Integrative Counseling through courses which many reported not only improved their ability to help distressed people around them but also enhanced their own personal growth. I have made an effort to include in this current guidebook series content that past students found to be helpful, while also developing new content.
In Integrative Counseling in Clinical Practice Guidebook 1: Introduction to Integration we will begin by laying a sound foundation. You will learn how to think critically about the plethora of counseling approaches you hear about in workshops and the media and how to shape a personal approach to counseling that is effective and consistent with your worldview and legal and ethical standards of practice. You will also be encouraged to begin to improve your relationship building skills (empathy, positive regard, genuineness) which are foundational for effective counseling.
In Integrative Counseling in Clinical Practice Guidebook 2：Foundations of Integrative Assessment you will learn about evidence-based methods of assessment that are an essential first step of counseling, including conducting intake interviews, mental status exams, and suicide risk evaluations.
Finally, in Integrative Counseling in Clinical Practice Guidebooks 3 and 4：Integrative Counseling Interventions I and II we demonstrate the process of applying the principles of conceptual integration to critically evaluate the Unified Protocol for the Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders (Barlow, et al., 2011), which is an evidence-based treatment protocol that has been shown by researchers and clinicians to be effective for a variety of emotional disorders. We hope to inspire you to learn how to develop your own approach to Integrative Counseling to help individuals with anxiety, depression, and common life stressors.
Throughout, you will learn how to adapt assessment and counseling interventions to meet the needs of clients with different cultural and religious backgrounds.
I am humbly aware that this guidebook series cannot teach you everything you will ever need to know about all forms of counseling, but I trust that it will provide you and your clients with resources for learning to live with greater peace and joy.
I end with the thought: The darker the sky, the more brightly the stars shine. So even as the circumstances of our world today seem to darken, may you join me in shining more brightly, ‘like stars in the sky’ (Philippians 2:15-16), serving as channels of light and hope for others around us.”
How can I start?If you are interested in studying this Integrative Counseling in Clinical Practice Guidebook series, we encourage you to contact us.
Cost of the Integrative Counseling in
Clinical Practice Guidebook Series
Given our mission to make high quality counselor education resources as accessible as possible to meet unmet mental health needs of Chinese people in Asia, iACE is offering the entire 4 volume series of Integrative Counseling in Clinical Practice Guidebooks for 175 RMB (25 USD). If volumes are purchased separately, they are 50 RMB (7 USD) per volume.