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The Handbook of Pluralistic Counselling and Psychotherapy

The Handbook of Pluralistic Counselling and Psychotherapy

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December 2015 | 376 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

A practical resource that your students can return to again and again to guide and coordinate their pluralistic practice, it provides:

  • Hands-on guidance to developing pluralistic practice: providing the tools, skills and practice frameworks
  • A step-by-step understanding of how the ideas and methods of different orientations can contribute towards a pluralistic way of working
  • The tools and understandings needed to work with clients to achieve the most common goals
  • The tools and understandings needed to work with clients wishing to address particular issues such as depression, anxiety, addiction, health issues, suicidal thoughts
  • An understanding of a range of professional and practice issues relevant to pluralistic practitioners.

Each chapter offers definitions of key terms, several case studies, exercises and points for reflection, further reading, chapter introductions and summaries of key learning points, and overviews of relevant research.

Mick Cooper, Windy Dryden
Introduction to pluralistic counselling and psychotherapy
PART 1: Fundamentals
John McLeod, Julia McLeod
Assessment and formulation in pluralistic counselling and psychotherapy
Terry Hanley, Aaron Sefi, Zehra Ersahin
From goals to tasks and methods
Mick Cooper, Kate Martin, Fani Papayianni, Windy Dryden
Metatherapeutic communication and shared decision-making
Barry Duncan, Jacqueline Sparks
Systematic feedback through the Partners for Change Outcome Management System (PCOMS)
Jacqueline Sparks, Barry Duncan
Client strengths and resources: Helping clients draw on what they already do best
Mick Cooper
Core counselling methods for pluralistic practice
Part 2: Therapeutic orientations
Terry Hanley, Adam Scott, Laura Winter
Humanistic approaches and pluralism
Terry Boucher
Cognitive behavioural approaches and pluralism
Laurence Spurling
Psychodynamic approaches and pluralism
Mick Cooper, Gerhard Stumm
Existential approaches and pluralism
Rolf Sundet, John McLeod
Narrative approaches and pluralism
John McLeod, Rolf Sundet
Integrative and eclectic approaches and pluralism
Part 3: Issues and Goals
John McLeod
Helping clients address depression
Windy Dryden
Helping clients address problematic anxiety
Meg John Barker
Helping clients improve their interpersonal relationships
Robert Neimeyer
Helping clients find meaning in grief and loss
Thomas Mackrill, Bettina Jensen
Helping clients address addictive behaviours
Lynsey McMillan
Helping clients address eating problems
Julia McLeod, Mhairi Thurston, Kate Smith
Helping clients with health issues
Andrew Reeves
Helping clients who are suicidal or self-injuring
Part 4: Professional issues
Laura Winter, Feng Guo, Katarzyna Wilk, Terry Hanley
Difference and diversity in pluralistic counselling and psychotherapy
Timothy A. Carey
Boundaries: A pluralistic perspective and illustrative case study of the patient-led approach to appointment scheduling
Lynne Gabriel
Ethics in pluralistic counselling and psychotherapy
Mary Creaner, Ladislav Timulak
Supervision in pluralistic counselling and psychotherapy
Julia McLeod, Kate Smith, Mhairi Thurston
Training in pluralistic counselling and psychotherapy
Terry Hanley, Laura Winter
Research and pluralistic counselling and psychotherapy

I can recommend this book for any practitioners seeking a flexible way of integrating different approaches to therapy. I found it a stimulating read which gave me pause to reflect on my own practice.

Andy Wilson
Association for Integrative Coach-Therapy Professionals

An additional text for Integrative Trainee Counsellors.

Ms Edna Ogundare
Counselling and Psychology, City Lit
April 29, 2022

Pluralistic practice and research has become more popular amongst counseling psychology students. This book is an essential read for those interested in the area of pluralism and offers the reader a wide range of topics from assessment and formulation to professional issues in practice and research.

Dr Helen Nicholas
Institute of Health & Society, Worcester University
March 13, 2017

Presents the contemporary reality of integrative and pluralistic counselling practice

Dr Melanie Mitchell
Division of Psychology, Northumbria University
September 20, 2016

Excellent introduction to integrated practice for undergraduate students.

Dr Melanie Mitchell
Division of Psychology, Northumbria University
July 7, 2016

This volume offers an informed and wide-ranging account of what is meant by pluralistic counselling and psychotherapy - and, in the process, gives a valuable perspective on the different forms of therapeutic practice.

Dr Laurence Spurling
School of Psychosocial Studies, Birkbeck, University of London
March 21, 2016

Demonstrates the next wave of development in a thorough and comprehensive manner. This is probably the new thing

Ms Catherine J Drewer
Learning for Life, Southend Adult Community College
February 1, 2016

Mick Cooper

Mick Cooper is Professor of Counselling Psychology at the University of Roehampton, where he is Director of the Centre for Research in Social and Psychological Transformation (CREST). Mick is a chartered psychologist, a UKCP registered psychotherapist, and a Fellow of the BACP. Mick is author and editor of a range of texts on person-centred, existential and relational approaches to therapy; including Working at Relational Depth in Counselling and Psychotherapy (2005, SAGE, with Dave Mearns), Pluralistic Counselling and Psychotherapy 2011, SAGE, with John McLeod) and Existential Therapies (2nd edn, 2017, SAGE). Mick has led a series of... More About Author

Windy Dryden

Windy Dryden is one of the leading practitioners and trainers in the UK in the Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) tradition of psychotherapy. He is best known for his work in Rational-Emotive Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (RECBT), a leading CBT approach.  He has been working in the field of counselling and psychotherapy since 1975 and was one of the first people in Britain to be trained in CBT.He has published over 200 books and has trained therapists all over the world, in as diverse places as the UK, the USA, South Africa, Turkey and Israel.He is Emeritus Professor of Psychotherapeutic Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London. More About Author

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