Assessment Details and Instructions Purpose: The purpose of this task is for students to construct a literature review on the topic of: the integration of counselling theories for practicing counsellors in contemporary times. Process: Students are to write a literature review on the topic of: the integration of counselling theories for practicing counsellors in contemporary times. To undertake this, students are required to identify a client demographic to inform their research of the application of integration in contemporary times. Students will identify, compare and contrast the approaches to integration as supported by the literature. A literature review examines and critically evaluates the most relevant, recent and scholarly research on a particular topic. The content of a literature review centres around conveying what knowledge is available on a topic and analysing the material found. Therefore, your literature review needs to: identify existing scholarly knowledge on a particular topic compare and contrast current research evaluate the research and support your evaluation identify problems or gaps in existing knowledge To complete this task, students will access, think critically and analyse the available academic literature on the topic of the integration of counselling theories (use a MS Word document). The integration of counselling theories in contemporary times is founded on the body of understandings technical eclecticism, assimilative integration, theoretical integration, and common factors approaches psychotherapy integration. Choose two approaches to integration to inform your literature review Structure A literature review has the same basic structure as an essay: an introduction, a series of body paragraphs, and a conclusion. The introduction should define the topic, provide an appropriate context for reviewing the literature, and explain the organisation of your literature review. The body should be organised on the basis of ideas, rather than authors. In other words, the literature should be grouped according to common themes. Ways to group studies meaningfully are suggested in the writing guide (see link below). You may be able to use headings and subheadings to organise your work (check this with your teacher). The conclusion should summarise the major findings of the literature review. The conclusion should also make an evaluative statement about the current literature on the topic, point out major gaps or flaws, and outline areas for future study.