There are two urgent, major and progressive themes calling ever more loudly and persistently through current developments in therapy theory, practice and training--particularly within work with families and couples.
These have been: Firstly, the need to work sensitively, wisely and constructively and be attentive to differences in cultures within relationships that present in the therapy room.
Secondly, is the need to become able to work within evidence-based practices that can cut across different schools of psychotherapy.
That is, to be aware, or part of, a "third wave" of psychotherapy practice that unites themes and practices across formerly divided trainings.
A currently well-equipped clinician should be able to employ and understand techniques and ideas from a range of therapies, using these in a way that is coherent with their basic therapeutic training and stance.
A currently well-equipped clinician should be able to understand and be alert to nuances of cultural differences that will necessarily be playing out within couples and families that present for therapy, or that an individual brings in her individual narrative as it may unfold within the therapy room for individual therapy.
Yet there has been no single coherent model of therapy theory, training and practice, until now, that unites these two major themes.
There is still no training that can thus prepare a therapist to practice in this way.
This book will train clinicians to put the Intercultural Exeter Model into everyday practice.