Pluralistic therapy offers an open, inquiring, flexible framework for client-centred practice. It was introduced in response to the schoolism that emerged from the growing numbers of competing schools and models of therapy in the early years of the 21st century. Built on the principles of pluralism, it promotes partnership and equality between client and practitioner, client-defined goals, and a willingness and flexibility in the therapist to adapt their ways of working and draw on a range of models and approaches to best suit the client’s needs and preferences. It values difference and promotes inclusivity and dialogue within the field. In this long-awaited book, Kate Smith and Ani de la Prida summarise the principles, underpinning philosophy and key features of the approach. They also consider the emerging research into pluralistic therapy and what it can look like in practice.
Introduction to the series
Preface - Mick Cooper
1. What is pluralistic therapy?
2. Key principles
3. Problems in living
4. The collaborative relationship
5. The process of pluralistic therapy
6. The process of change
7. Training, professional development and supervision
8. Common questions and answers
9. Research on pluralistic therapy
10. Case study
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