Guy du Plessis  


Academic Publications & Presentations

Peer-reviewed Journal Publications

  • Du Plessis, G. (2010). The integrated recovery model for addiction treatment and recovery. Journal of Integral Theory and Practice, 5(3), 68-87. (Download)  

  • Du Plessis, G. (2012). Integrated recovery therapy: Toward an integrally informed individual psychotherapy for addicted populations. Journal of Integral Theory and Practice, 7(1), 124-148. (Download)


  • Du Plessis, G. (2012). Toward an integral model of addiction: By means of integral methodological pluralism as a metatheoretical and integrative conceptual framework. Journal of Integral Theory and Practice, 7(3), 1-24. (Download)    



  • Du Plessis, G. (2014). An integral ontology of addiction: A multiple object existing as a continuum of ontological complexity. Journal of Integral Theory and Practice, 9(1), 38–54. (Download)  


  • Du Plessis, G. (2019). An existential perspective on addiction treatment: A logic-based therapy case study. International Journal of Philosophical Practice. 5(1), 1-32. (Download)

  • Du Plessis, G. (2022). Philosophy as a way of life for addiction recovery: A logic-based therapy case study. International Journal of Applied Philosophy Practice. 35(1), 68 - 87. 

 

  • Du Plessis, G. & Weathers, R. (in press). The utility of Jan Smuts' theory of Holism for philosophical counseling. International Journal of Philosophical Practice. 8(1).


Books

  • Du Plessis, G. (2015). An Integral Guide to Recovery: Twelve Steps and Beyond. Integral Publishers.

  • Block, S. H., Block, C., & Du Plessis, G. (2016). A Mind-Body Workbook for Addiction: Effective tools for relapse prevention and recovery. New Harbinger. 

  • Du Plessis, G. (2017). An Integral Foundation for Addiction Treatment: Beyond the Biopsychosocial Model. Integral Publishers.

  • Block, S. H., Block, C, Tollefson, D., & Du Plessis, G. (2020) Social Unrest: Resolving the Dichotomies between You/Me and Us/Them - The I-System Model of Human BehaviourUtah State University.

  

  • Du Plessis, G., Webb, K., & Tollefson, D. (2021) Resilient Mind Skills Workbook. Utah State University.


  • Du Plessis, G., Weathers, B., Tollefson, D. & Webb K. (in press) Building Recovery Resilience: Addiction Recovery and Relapse Prevention Workbook. Cambridge University Press
 
  • Du Plessis, G., Weathers, B., Tollefson, D. & Webb K. (in press) Recovery Resilience Program Facilitator's Guide. Cambridge University Press


Book Chapters

  • Du Plessis, G. (2019). Incompatible Knots in Harm Reduction: A Philosophical Analysis. In T. Waetjen (Ed.), Opioids in South Africa: Towards a Policy of Harm Reduction. Pretoria: Human Sciences Research Council Press. (Download)


  • Du Plessis, G. (in press). The integrated metatheoretical model of addiction. In Current trends in addiction psychology. Cambridge Scholars Publishing.


Conference Presentations 

  • Du Plessis, G., Dupuy, J. & Harris, B. (2010, July). Integral Recovery. [Conference panel]. The Second International Integral Theory Conference, CA: San Francisco. 


  • Du Plessis, G. (2013, July). The import of integral pluralism in striving towards an integral metatheory of addiction. [Paper presentation]. The Third International Integral Theory Conference, CA: San Francisco. (Download)


  • Du Plessis, G. P. & Weathers, R. (2015, July). The Integral Jan Smuts. [Paper presentation]. The Fourth International Integral Theory Conference, CA: San Francisco. (Download)


  • Du Plessis, G. & Newmark, R. (2018, March). Family and commercial mediation for specialization areas: Disability and substance abuse. Presentation at the Mediation and Justice in South Africa, Paarl, South Africa.


  • Du Plessis, G. (2018, May). Introducing Mind-Body Bridging. Presentation given at the International Mind-Body Bridging Conference. University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States.


  • Du Plessis, G. Webb, K. (2019, May). Addiction as a mode of being: An existential-psychodynamic foundation for Mind-Body Bridging therapy in the treatment of addicted populations. Presentation given at the 2nd Annual Mind-Body Bridging Conference 2019, Salt Lake City, Utah. 


  • Webb, K. & Du Plessis, G. (2019, May). I-System analysis and Mind-Body Bridging treatment planning. Presentation given at the 2nd Annual Mind-Body Bridging Conference 2019, Salt Lake City, Utah. 


  • Webb, K., Olsen, N. & Du Plessis, G. (2019, May). An introduction to the I-System analysis. Keynote presentation given at the 2nd Annual Mind-Body Bridging Conference 2019, Salt Lake City, Utah.


  • Webb, K. & Du Plessis, G. (2019, September). Mind-Body Bridging for professional self-Care: Preventing and treating secondary trauma. [Paper presentation]. at the 2019 Domestic Violence Solutions Conference, Provo, Utah.

  • Webb, K. & Du Plessis, G. (2021, September). Mind-Body Bridging for professional self-care: Preventing and treating secondary rauma (Updated). [Paper presentation]. at the 2021 Domestic Violence Solutions Conference, Provo, Utah.


  • Du Plessis, G. (2022, February). A philosophical psychotherapy: Logic-based therapy in the treatment of addicted populations. [Paper presentation]. The 4th International Conference of Philosophical Counseling and Practice. (Download)


  • Du Plessis, G. & Webb, K. (2022, June). The Recovery Resilience Program: A Novel Addiction Recovery and Relapse Prevention Program. Presented at the 2022 Addictions Update Conference, University of Utah.

 

Presentations & Seminars


  • Towards an Integral Metatheory within a South African Context. Presentation to students of the Master in Health Administration programme from TIAS Business School, University of Tilburg, Netherlands, 15 May 2014.

  • Metatheory of Addiction: A Philosophical Perspective. Presentation given at Opioids and Harm Reduction in South Africa: Opening a Multidisciplinary Conversation. Johannesburg Institute of Advance Studies, University of Johannesburg, 21-22 August 2017.

  • Panel: Perspectives from Philosophy: Current Research and Reflections on Applications/Relevance. Opioids and Harm Reduction in South Africa: Opening a Multidisciplinary Conversation. Johannesburg Institute of Advance Studies, University of Johannesburg, 21-22 August 2017.

  • Plenary speaker: Existential Considerations for Rural Substance Use Disorder Treatment. LSAAG community-based substance abuse outpatient treatment program launch conference. Robertson, South Africa, 27 February 2019. 

  • A Metatheoretical Foundation for Mind-Body Bridging in the Treatment of Addicted Populations. Addiction Seminar, Helsinki, Finland, 21-23 September 2019.

  • Mind-Body Bridging Sleep Program. Mind-Body Bridging Sleep Seminar, Helsinki, Finland, 24-25 September 2019.

  • An Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation. Presentation and training for Western Cape Government employees. 15 February 2020. 

  • The Theoretical Foundation of the I-System Model. Webinar presentation to the Finnish Association of Mental Health and the Finish Mind-Body Bridging Association. 16 July 2020.

  • The I-System Model of Individual and Collective Human Behaviour. Webinar Presentation to the Finnish Association of Mental Health and the Finish Mind-Body Bridging Association. 29 October 2020. 


 

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Academic publications that reference and discuss my research and therapeutic methodologies on the application of integral-metatheory in addiction treatment and studies.

 

  • The SAGE Encyclopaedia of Theory in Counseling and Psychotherapy by Edward S. Neukrug (Editor)

  • ‪Understanding Psychopathology: An Integral Exploration by R. Elliott Ingersoll and Andre Marquis

  • The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy and Science (Routledge Handbooks in Philosophy) by Hanna Pickard (Editor), Serge H. Ahmed (Editor)

  • Integral Theory and Transdisciplinary Action Research in Education (Advances in Educational Technologies and Instructional Design) by Veronika Bohac Clarke

  • Theoretical Models of Counseling and Psychotherapy 3 rd Edition by Kevin A. Fall, Janice Miner Holden and Andre Marquis

  

Trade publications that reference and discuss my research and therapeutic methodologies


  • Integral Recovery : A Revolutionary Approach to the Treatment of Alcoholism and Addiction by John Dupuy

  • Religion of Tomorrow: A Vision for the Future of the Great Traditions - More Inclusive, More Comprehensive, More Complete by Ken Wilber