Research Initiatives

This page is for research projects on pluralistic therapy topics. If you would like to share your project on this page please get in touch.

Working With Goals in Pluralistic Practice
Chris Lloyd is doing his PsychD research at London Met on therapists’ experiences of working with goals in pluralistic therapy. He’s looking to be genuinely informed about the experience, both good and bad. Read more

Deliberate Practice Group Research Project
All members of the Pluralistic Practice Network are invited to take part in a group learning project over the course of the year. This involves collecting data from you, around your experience of deliberate practice, which will be analysed and written up as a published report. The aim is to help the whole Pluralistic Practice community to learn more about how best to use deliberate practice to become a more effective therapist. Find out more

Pluralistic Therapy for Depression
The Centre for Social and psychological Transformation (CREST) at the University of Roehampton, south London, offers up to 24 weeks of pluralistic therapy for clients experiencing symptoms of depression. The therapy is located in research clinic and includes the collection of measures and participation in end of therapy interviews.

Clients’ Experiences of Preference Accommodation
The Centre for Social and psychological Transformation (CREST) is running a qualitative study, funded by the BPS Division of Counselling Psychology, to explore clients’ experiences of having their preferences in therapy elicited, discussed, and accommodated to. For further details contact Gina.DiMalta@Roehampton.ac.uk .

Inventory of Preferences
A range of survey-based, clinical, and measure development studies are currently being carried out by the Centre for Social and psychological Transformation (CREST) to explore the psychometric properties of the Cooper-Norcross Inventory of Preferences and its relationship to therapeutic processes and outcomes. For further information see here .

The Goals Form
Colleagues at the Centre for Social and psychological Transformation (CREST) are currently working to assess the psychometric properties of The Goals Form with adults and young people, and to look at the impact of goal-oriented practices on the process and outcomes of therapy. For more information see here.