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.
Pluralistic Therapy: Outcomes and Process
Pluralistic Therapy for Depression
The Centre for Social and Psychological Transformation (CREST) at the University of Roehampton, south London, has been offering up to 24 weeks of pluralistic therapy for clients experiencing symptoms of depression. The therapy has been located in a research clinic and includes the collection of measures and participation in end of therapy interviews.
Processes and Outcomes of Pluralistic Therapy
Marie-Clare Murphie is doing her PhD research at Abertay University, examining the processes and outcomes of Pluralistic therapy. She is currently developing an adherence scale for Pluralistic therapy, based on the current literature and the experiences of pluralistic therapists. Find out more or contact.
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
Working With Goals in Pluralistic Practice
Chris Lloyd completed his research at London Met on therapists’ experiences of working with goals in pluralistic therapy.
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. A copy of the form, with instructions, can be found via the link below.
Preference Assessment and Accommodation/Shared Decision Making
Clients’ Experiences of Preference Accommodation
The Centre for Social and Psychological Transformation (CREST), with international colleagues, has completed a qualitative study (funded by the BPS Division of Counselling Psychology) on clients’ experiences of having their preferences in therapy elicited, discussed, and accommodated. See publication here and a blog on the research here.
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 .
Social Justice/Working with Minoritized Communities in Counselling and Psychotherapy
Exploring the tailoring of therapeutic interventions and provisions to those with are minoritized, including people with sight loss, learning difficulties, and financial hardship. Research into decolonising the curriculum.