Pluralistic Therapy

December 1 2018

Mick Cooper

Suitable for qualified and trainee counsellors, psychotherapists and counselling/clinical psychologists.

Delivered by Mick Cooper, Professor of Counselling Psychology, University of Roehampton

This workshop will introduce, and look at the practical implications of, a pluralistic approach to counselling, psychotherapy and psychological practice. This framework was developed by John McLeod and Mick Cooper in the 2000s, and has since been adopted by a number of practitioners and training institutes across the UK and internationally.

The pluralistic approach is a collaborative, integrative perspective, deeply rooted in humanistic and person-centred values. Its fundamental premise is that each client is unique, and therefore may need different things from therapy. On this basis, the pluralistic approach creates a framework in which practitioners can integrate a wide variety of understandings and methods into their practice. A key element of this pluralistic approach is shared decision making: talking to clients about what they want from therapy, and how they might most effectively be helped to get there.

Mick Cooper is a Chartered Counselling Psychologist who has published extensively in the areas of humanistic, existential, relational and pluralistic therapy, including Working at Relational Depth in Counselling and Psychotherapy (with Dave Mearns, Sage, 2005), Pluralistic Counselling and Psychotherapy (with John McLeod, Sage, 2011), Existential Therapies (Sage, 2003) and Essential Research Findings in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Sage, 2008). Mick's main area of research interest has been school-based counselling, and he is currently seconded as the National Advisor for Counselling for the Children and Young People's Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme by the Department of Health, England.


Location and booking information

Date 1/12/2018
Time 10:00 - 16:30
Duration One day
Price £125 
Venue Whitelands College, University of Roehampton
Address Whitelands College, University of Roehampton, Holybourne Avenue, London SW15 4JD

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