Category Archive: Mark Pearson

Pluralism in counselling and psychotherapy: An introduction to theory and implications for practice

Return to Journal Articles Mark Pearson, M.Ed(BEM), PhD., Senior Lecturer in Counselling, University of the Sunshine Coast, and Marc de Bruin, B.Law, Grad.DipMBCT, Dip.C., Post-graduate student at University of the Sunshine Coast    Introduction There is a vast array of approaches to counselling and psychotherapy. Nearly 15 years ago, Norcross (2005) estimated that there were …

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Pluralism in counselling and psychotherapy: An introduction to theory and implications for practice

Mark Pearson, M.Ed(BEM), PhD., Senior Lecturer in Counselling, University of the Sunshine Coast, and Marc de Bruin, B.Law, Grad.DipMBCT, Dip.C., Post-graduate student at University of the Sunshine Coast    Abstract This article provides an overview of the pluralistic approach to counselling and psychotherapy. It discusses the way the practices have moved from an earlier “schoolism” …

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Changing views of theory and practice in counselling: Multiple intelligences, eclecticism and the therapeutic alliance

Return to Journal Articles Mark Pearson The University of Notre Dame, Australia and Patrick O’Brien The University of Southern Queensland Introduction This article discusses three theories and approaches in the field of counselling that have the potential to advance understanding of counselling processes. One, developed within educational psychology and first published in 1983, is Gardner’s theory of multiple …

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Changing views of theory and practice in counselling: Multiple intelligences, eclecticism and the therapeutic alliance

This article examines Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences arguing that it has an important contribution to make in an evolving framework of eclecticism in the field of counselling.

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