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Many therapists strive to adopt an integrative approach to therapy, but how do we combine theories and methods from across different modalities in a coherent manner, such that our approach is therapeutically effective and not just an assortment of diverse understandings and practices? Pluralistic therapy is an approach that attempts to address these challenges. At the heart of the approach is an attempt to work collaboratively with clients to help identify the methods that work most effectively for that unique individual.
At this workshop, which would be especially relevant for psychotherapists, counsellors and counselling psychologists, Mick Cooper draws on his writing, research and clinical experience in this area to explore the practical implications of a ‘pluralisticapproach’ that can enable a more effective therapeutic engagement. He explains the essential tenets of pluralistic therapy and how this approach:
  • Is a collaborative, integrative perspective, deeply rooted in humanistic and person-centred values
  • Creates a framework in which practitioners can integrate a wide variety of methods into their practice
  • Enables an appreciation of each client’s unique expectations from the therapeutic process
  • Allows for shared decision making – where the client gains some control on therapeutic goals
  • Requires us to critically evaluate some of the aims, anticipations and formulaic methods that our modality may have trained us for
Location London
Category Talking Therapies
Details of Event
Start date 05 Oct 2019
Start time 10:00am
Venue Address DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London, 2 Bridge Place, Victoria, London, SW1V 1QA
Amount £135
Organiser Nscience
Speaker Mick Cooper
CPD activity Workshop
CPD hours 5
Contact No. 020 7096 1722
Keywords Counselling, practice, Psychological, Psychology, Psychotherapy, Therapy, training, Training event
Regions Greater London