Pluralistic Counselling

Presented by: Mick Cooper

Saturday 28th January 2012, 10 am – 4 pm: St George’s Centre, Leeds City Centre

Overview of the Workshop:
This workshop will introduce, and look at the practical implications of, a pluralistic approach to counselling and psychotherapy, which Mick has been developing with Professor John McLeod of the University of Abertay.

The pluralistic approach is deeply rooted in humanistic and person-centred values, holding that each client is unique, and therefore may need very different things from therapy. On this basis, it creates a framework in which practitioners can integrate a wide variety of methods into their practice. A key element of a pluralistic approach is metacommunication: talking to clients about what they want from therapy, and how they might most effectively be helped to get there. The workshop will include a mixture of theory input, skills practice, case examples and discussion, and will be based around material for Mick’s new book (with John McLeod ): Pluralistic Counselling and Psychotherapy (Sage, 2011).

Who should attend: Therapists, counsellors and all those working in the helping professions.

The tutor: Mick Cooper is a Professor of Counselling at the University of Strathclyde, a Chartered Counselling Psychologist, and co-editor of the journal Person-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapies. He is an experienced trainer who has delivered workshops on humanistic and existential practices nationally and internationally. Mick is author and editor of a wide range of texts on person-centred, existential, and pluralistic approaches to therapy, including The Handbook of Person-centred Psychotherapy and Counselling (Palgrave, 2007), Working at Relational Depth in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Sage, 2005, with Dave Mearns) and Pluralistic Counselling and Psychotherapy (Sage, 2010, with John McLeod). Mick has also written extensively on research findings and their implications for therapeutic practice: authoring Essential Research Findings in Counselling and Psychotherapy: The Facts are Friendly (Sage, 2008) as well as co-editing Person-Centered and Experiential Therapies Work (PCCS, 2010). Mick lives in Glasgow with his partner and four children.

Fee: £80, including refreshments, lunch, and CPD certificate.

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