1st Edition

Pluralistic Therapy Distinctive Features

By John McLeod Copyright 2018
    156 Pages
    by Routledge

    156 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.


        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


    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.