Increasingly,practicing clinicians find it necessary to integrate ideas from different theoretical approaches. This book of a widely respected work is truly 'essential' for clinicians who value the contributions from different theories.Each chapter is written in a clear and useful style, with many insightful and practical ideas addressing the complex realities of clinical practice.Reviewers Comments:This book fills a void in the usual education of psychologists. It provides an overview of key information in a personalized and interesting way. Most books that are required early in the educational process can be so boring as to be a struggle to get through without falling asleep. But Dr.Kasomo has presented in a compelling way matters that must be understood in any comprehensive curriculum. After nearly 30 years as an educator and practitioner, I have found it refreshing to discover this very important work." Most Rev. Heyward B. Ewart, Ph.D.,D.D.This book will be especially valuable for graduate students interested in the scope of clinical theory and practice, as well as experienced clinicians who recognize the limitations of taking only one approach.From a veteran psychotherapist.