Tools and Measures
Developed Within the Pluralistic Approach
As part of the development of pluralistic practice, research, and theory, we have created a range of tools and measures. All of our instruments are free to download and use (without permission), but please do not alter in any way. We would be very pleased to hear about your experiences of using these instruments, and any other tools or measures that you feel are helpful to a pluralistic approach to practice.
The Goals Form
The Goals Form is a simple, personalised tool that can be used to set goals in counselling and psychotherapy, and to monitor clients’ progress towards them.
The Cooper-Norcross Inventory of Preferences
The C-NIP is a brief measure for use at assessment and review sessions to facilitate a discussion about the client’s preferences for counselling and psychotherapy. The form can be downloaded or the online version of the tool (with automatic scoring) can be completed. Read more about the C-NIP. A therapist-version of the tool, for self-reflection, research, and training purposes, is available here.
A video of therapeutic work with the Goals Form in an assessment session can be found here
Therapy Pluralism Inventory
The Therapy Pluralism Inventory is a brief questionnaire for assessing the extent to which a practitioner endorses a pluralistic philosophy, and practices in a pluralistic way. Read more about the TPI
Timeline maps are a way of helping clients to map out their histories, and can be used at the beginning of pluralistic therapy to develop a deeper and more coherent understanding of the client’s life.
Associated Tools and Measures
Click here for a systematic review of goal measures for counselling and psychotherapy.
Goal-based outcomes An easy to use goals form for use with children and young people.
Personal Project Analysis A goal elicitation and analysis method developed by Brian Little within the psychological field.
Better Outcomes Now A feedback system developed by Barry Duncan to monitor outcomes and processes in therapy. Costs apply.
Pragmatic Tracker A comprehensive, accessible, and user-friendly cloud based outcome tracking tool. Costs apply.
Working Alliance Inventory Information on how to access and download the most widely used therapeutic relationship measure.
Alliance Negotiation Scale Research paper reporting the development of a process measure that specific assesses the degree of counsellor–client negotiation and openness.