Gregory Brown, Elizabeth V. Pace, and Tabatha Bird Weaver
Brown, G., Pace, E. V., & Bird Weaver, T. (2023). Advanced Integrative Therapy: Origins, research, theory, and practice. Energy Psychology: Theory, Research, and Treatment, 15(1), 31–43.
Advanced Integrative Therapy (AIT) is a novel therapy grounded in Energy Psychology combined with cognitive and somatic therapy techniques. As more research is being conducted into the efficacy of AIT and other trauma-based therapies, there is a need to define the modality more clearly for researchers, the clinical community, and potential clients. This article aims to discuss the theory behind AIT and its mechanism of action, compare it with other somatic trauma and Energy Psychology techniques, and explore the gap in the available data and knowledge of AIT. Additionally, a case study will be discussed to report on the potential clinical effectiveness of AIT in treating trauma-related dissociation.
Keywords: Advanced Integrative Therapy, AIT, trauma, healing, psychology, energy psychology, cognitive somatic therapy, somatic
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