Pluralistic counselling and psychotherapy was developed at the beginning of the 21st century, and reflects some of the key cultural developments in this era. Pluralistic therapy reflects a postmodern suspicion of ‘grand narratives’ such as all-encompassing psychological theories, and a preference instead for ‘local’ solutions. It builds on the increasing tendency for people to be informed consumers of healthcare, whose use of the internet and other media enables them to develop their own ideas about what ails them and how they might be helped. Also relevant is a high level of global or multicultural sensitivity, that takes the form of acknowledgement of the potential value of healing practices from other cultures.
|Title of host publication||The Sage Handbook of Counselling and Psychotherapy|
|Editors||Colin Feltham, Ian Horton|
|Publisher||SAGE Publications Ltd|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 2012|
- pluralistic counselling
McLeod, J., & Cooper, M. (2012). Pluralistic counselling and psychotherapy. In C. Feltham, & I. Horton (Eds.), The Sage Handbook of Counselling and Psychotherapy (3rd ed., pp. 368-371). SAGE Publications Ltd.