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Pluralistic Therapy
Distinctive Features

ISBN 9781138202894
Published September 25, 2017 by Routledge
156 Pages

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Book Description

Pluralistic Therapy: Distinctive Features offers an introduction to what is distinctive about this increasingly popular method. Written by one of the co-founders of pluralistic therapy, and a leading UK figure in counselling and psychotherapy, this book describes 15 theoretical features and 15 practical techniques for practitioners. Pluralistic therapy is a flexible, integrative approach to counselling and psychotherapy, which has also found applications in fields such as mental health, life coaching and careers guidance.

Pluralistic Therapy: Distinctive Features will provide an essential guide to students and practitioners of psychotherapy, or an allied area of practice, who are open to learning about new ideas and techniques from current interdisciplinary research.

Table of Contents


    Distinctive theoretical/conceptual features of pluralistic therapy

  1. A brief summary of how pluralistic therapy works
  2. Pluralism
  3. Theory
  4. Context
  5. Ways of knowing
  6. Care
  7. Evidence
  8. Design
  9. Purpose
  10. Collaboration
  11. Dialogue
  12. Preference
  13. Deciding
  14. Method
  15. Understanding
  16. Distinctive aspects of the practice of pluralistic therapy

  17. Beginning
  18. Therapist style
  19. The menu
  20. Metacommunication
  21. The bigger picture
  22. Collaborative case formulation
  23. Goals
  24. Tasks
  25. Feedback
  26. Cultural resources
  27. Space
  28. Trying things out
  29. Persistence
  30. Supervision
  31. Ending

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John McLeod is Professor 2 of Psychology at the University of Oslo, and Professor of Counselling at the Institute for Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy, Dublin.