Endorsements for “A Guide to Integral Psychotherapy”

“Integral Theory offers a remarkably comprehensive conceptual framework, and this book offers a sophisticated view of psychotherapy through its encompassing lens. It’s a book to which I keep returning to glean additional ideas on applying integral perspectives to challenging clinical and life issues.” 

— Roger Walsh, MD, author of Essential Spirituality: The Seven Central Practices

“Mark Forman has made an important contribution to the entire field of psychotherapy with this book, which is delicately balanced with theory and research, and always with direct clinical implications. Highly recommended for any mental health professional.” 

— Andre Marquis, PhD, author of The Integral Intake: A Guide to Comprehensive Idiographic Assessment in Integral Psychotherapy

“The first full application of Integral Theory to psychotherapy by a practicing clinician, this is a pioneering and very good book on Integral Psychotherapy.” 

— Michael Washburn, PhD, author of Embodied Spirituality in a Sacred World

“Forman… provides countless tips, techniques, and perspectives to aid Integrally Informed therapists. I especially recommend Chapter 13 on diversity, probably the best examination of diversity I’ve encountered.”

— Keith Witt, PhD, author of Waking Up: Psychotherapy as Art, Spirituality, and Science 

“Mark Forman’s Guide to Integral Psychotherapy offers a comprehensive and all-encompassing interface between two worlds that are too often strangely disconnected: on the one hand, the vast array of psychotherapeutic methodologies, the myriad of models that describe the structure and dynamics of the psyche, and many other domains of the human experience, and on the other hand the concrete reality of the relationship between a therapist and a patient. In this book, depth of theory and the realities of practice are brought into satisfying alignment.” 

— Gilles Herrada, PhD, author of The Missing Myth: A New-Vision of Same-Sex Love

“This book presents convincing evidence that Integral Psychotherapy is a valuable therapeutic orientation for clinicians to adopt in our exceedingly complex world, as well as providing a clinically-rigorous integrative conceptual framework for the multifarious discipline of psychology… What appealed to me most about this book is that Forman implements Integral Theory with what Fred Kofman refers to as “ontological humility.” His thoughts and suggestions are evidence-based and clinically sound – clearly based on careful observation and experience, and he does not fall prey to indiscriminate recommendations without empirical evidence often found when Integral Theory is transposed to a real-world discipline.” 

— Guy Du Plessis, Author, Addiction Recovery in the New Millenium: Twelve Steps and Beyond

A Guide to Integral Psychotherapy

The book is intended primarily for graduate students, professional psychologists, and life coaches. However, it may also be helpful to nonprofessionals who have read extensively in the field of personal growth and are looking for new ways to understand themselves and others. 

To read the first chapter of A Guide to Integral Psychotherapy, click here.

For more information or to purchase the text, click here. 

A Guide to Integral Psychotherapy is also now available in Dutch.

The Monster's Journey: From Trauma to Connection

This text is a reimaging of Joseph Campbell's classic Hero's Journey for those who have suffered early childhood trauma. The book can be previewed and purchased here. The book is intended for both clients as well as therapists.

A Guide to Integral Psychotherapy by Dr. Mark Forman is the most complete, application-orientated text on Integral Psychotherapy currently available. It provides an in-depth introduction to Integral Theory along with detailed descriptions of how to apply all dimensions of Integral from the point of view of the practicing therapist.

Endorsements for “The Monster's Journey"

“Forman's exploration of trauma is very thorough, informative, and sensitive. It is deeply personal as well, and in many instances Forman shares about his own experience of trauma and his own journey through and beyond it. I found his use of Campbell's hero's journey absolutely compelling. Myths are psychological. At the same time human life is mythical. Forman bridges these two dimensions elegantly.” 

Gilles Herrada, PhD, author, The Missing Myth: A New Vision of Same-Sex Love 

“Another great book by Mark Forman... From lost innocence to the traumatic experience, to pain, alienation and self-judgement that turn one into a monster, to love, understanding and connection that helps one overcomes trauma, Forman offers us the vehicle for both understanding and healing childhood trauma. The real gems of this book are Forman’s own personal, honest and deeply moving account on childhood trauma and his own original contribution to the childhood trauma treatment, a trauma-sensitive approach to meditation..” 

Nikola Ristic, author, Spirit X: Spirituality for the Global and Digital Age

“For people who underwent various traumatizing events or conditions during childhood, and for those who have close relationships with such people, this is an important book... The book is well-written and rich, using both illustrating narratives from novels and film and psychological theory to invite the reader to reflection and understanding of deep patterns. The book also offers a diverse compilation and presentation of a large number of techniques and therapy forms addressing the consequences of trauma conditioning in adults. Highly recommended.” 

— Thomas Jordan, PhD, Professor of Sociology, University of Gothenburg

“As a therapist in private practice working with clients who have been traumatized, I found this to be an excellent book: clearly laid out, easy to read, and well-organized. It contains a great overview of trauma and trauma treatment. As a human being who has dealt with trauma of my own, I found Dr. Forman’s vulnerable accounting of his own Journey accessible and heart opening.”

Catherine Auman, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, author, Guide to Spiritual L. A.: The Irreverent, the Awake & the True

“Dr. Forman not only brilliantly maps the healing journey of deep trauma to Joseph Campbells hero’s journey, but he does so in a way that takes the reader on a journey of their own. It is also a great intro into the concept of trauma, as well as the effects on people, and on cultures. I heartily recommend this book for anyone interested in healing trauma, practitioners included!” 

— Eric Reynolds, PhD, Executive Editor, Integral Leadership Review