Journal article Open Access
Moss, Robert Allen
There has been an increasing interest in psychotherapy integration over the past 30 years and that most therapists now tend to use the label ‘eclectic’ when asked about their orientation. More recently, there have been discussions of neuroscience in relation to psychological treatment, although most times this has involved simply naming brain structures (e.g., amygdala) or using vague statements (e.g., ‘experience transforms the brain’) related to concepts and treatments that have been in existence for decades. However, it is a reasonable conclusion that a brain-based approach is the only avenue that will allow true psychotherapy integration since the brain is responsible for all behaviours, whether those are functional or maladaptive.