What is the concept of multimodal psychotherapy?
Multimodal psychotherapy (developed by Lazarus) asserts that psychological problems are multifaceted and result from interactive processes. Accordingly, patients should be assessed and treated with consideration of seven dimensions or modalities of the human experience. Known by their acronym, BASIC ID, the modalities include: behavior, affect, sensation, imagery, cognition, interpersonal relationships, and drugs/biology. In this approach, a variety of psychotherapy orientations can be integrated (such as CBT, ACT, DBT and PDT).