Evidence to Support Pluralistic Practice
Pluralistic practice is an open system, in which concepts and methods are open to revision, review and renewal. Research evidence to support pluralistic practice is available from many sources. The research studies and conceptual/theoretical writings summarised this page are highlighted because they have the potential to inform the further development of a collaborative pluralistic way of working. Please feel free to suggest other studies and articles that might be included.
It can sometimes be hard for practitioners to access research articles. Although reading a summary or abstract of a study is a helpful way of building a general awareness of research evidence, being able to use research to guide actual practice tends to require careful reading of the whole of an article. Articles also usually provide useful introductory summaries of previous research on a topic. Many of the items listed below are published in open access journals, or available through Google Scholar. Journal abstracts can be found through the DOI number. Contact us if you need additional help to find copies of papers that are particularly relevant for you.
Adolescents who are depressed are helped in therapy by being offered a different perspective on their troubles, by a therapist who is warm, confident in what they are doing, and operates collaboratively using feedback and shared decision-making…Read more
Key Words: Adolescents, Collaboration, Depression, Feedback, Qualitative Research, Shared Decision Making,
Using research to develop a deeper appreciation of what is involved in effective client-therapist collaboration…Read more
Key Words: Addiction, Collaboration, Mental Health, Metasynthesis, Qualitative Research,