Conceptual Interaction is a new therapeutic approach which follows an integrative, eclectic and integral method and which brings different models into interaction to result in a new, selfsustaining model. In this new configuration, outlined by CI, the original forms fertilize, deepen and enrich each other without however losing their peculiarities.
CI aims at capturing human nature and its symptoms from an intrapsychic as well as from an interpsychic point of view and takes into account biological, mental and social influences. Its roots go back to humanistic psychology, transpersonal psychology and systemic theory and it is nurtured by Jungian analytical psychology, Gestalt-therapy, client centered, psychodrama, psychosynthesis, bio-energetics, NLP and the contextual approach.
CI fields the polarity between the universality of human problems and the uniqueness of every human being. It pays attention to human processes and to their existential and spiritual dimension. CI integrates experiential elements with systemic ones, a physical approach with conversational therapy.
CI is not only an important therapeutic instrument for clients with an outspoken question for help. It is also suitable for people who search for personal growth, transformation and competence in relations. It offers a possibility of getting to know oneself in all one’s dimensions and of restoring connection on different levels.
CI stands for an interactive model, i.e. a model aiming at the interaction of therapeutic approaches and world views. Each approach, however, sustains its particularity while being a possible contribution to a larger reality.
The CI-therapist subscribes to a policy of several tracks. The client and his bid for help are treated from different angles; dogmas are considered to be fundamentally wrong. The CI-therapist uses methods from different theories and is able to substantiate his choice.
The counseling model is based on creative strategies of intervention in which interaction and concept are the essential starting points. The centre of attention is the uniqueness of both client and therapist. Together they examine and determine the goal of therapy and the most suitable ways of achieving it. The nature of the client and of his bid for assistance determine the track. The larger context, however, is closely guarded (i.e. the interaction between the client and his past, social setting and goal). In an interactive, creative process client and therapist co-operate to integrate more possibilities and choices into the client’s life. Creating space and confidence is a fundamental attitude of the CI-therapist.