Toward an Integration of Cognitive, Interpersonal, and Experiential Approaches to Therapy

  • Jay Reeve
  • Thomas A. Inck
  • Jeremy Safran


In this chapter, we will outline and illustrate some of the central principles of the integrative approach to psychotherapy being developed by Safran and colleagues (Safran 1984a,b, 1990a,b; Safran, Crocker, McMain, & Murray 1990; Safran & Segal 1990). This approach draws heavily on the cognitive therapy tradition. For example, a central emphasis consists in helping clients to examine their perceptions and to treat them as hypotheses to be tested. The approach, however, is also strongly influenced by both experiential and interpersonal frameworks.


Cognitive Therapy Attachment Pattern Central Principle Interpersonal Psychotherapy Interpersonal Context 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jay Reeve
    • 1
  • Thomas A. Inck
    • 1
  • Jeremy Safran
    • 1
  1. 1.Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological StudiesAdelphi UniversityGarden CityUSA

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