Unifying Nonlinear Dynamical Biopsychosocial Systems Approach

The unifying nonlinear dynamical biopsychosocial systems (NDBPSS) approach provides a multiparadigm framework to guide therapeutic intervention. NDBPSS emphasizes a holistic perspective on understanding human functioning and experience by encompassing many major domain systems that interdependently constitute and influence life span development, personality, psychological health, and psychopathology. NDBPSS psychotherapy merges multiple influences, such as systems theory, the biopsychosocial model, the interpersonal tradition, and psychotherapy integration. NDBPSS also draws on scientific interest in understanding the interrelationships among clusters of domains making up human structures and processes, evidence-based practice in psychology, and solution-focused strengths-based perspectives. NDBPSS synthesizes these diverse influences to promote individualized treatment (based on a client’s personality, identified problems, strengths, and psychotherapy needs) of a wide spectrum of disordered biopsychosocial states.

Historical Context

NDBPSS is rooted in several ...

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