Background: In some countries, complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has been integrated into conventional health services, which is called integrative medicine (IM). There are few studies that specifically discuss IM in clinical psychology, despite its highly relevant holistic approach to improving mental health care through person-centered approaches. As a result, the purpose of this qualitative research was to investigate the viewpoints of Indonesian clinical psychologists (CPs) regarding the advantages and disadvantages of implementing IM in clinical psychology.
Methods: Between November 2016 and January 2017, semi-structured interviews with 43 CPs who worked in public health centers were carried out. A maximum variation sampling method was employed. The ability of the thematic analysis of interview transcripts to report and examine both explicit and implicit content led to its application.
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