Guy du Plessis  



  • Du Plessis, G. P. (2010). The Integrated Recovery Model for Addiction Treatment and Recovery. Journal of Integral Theory and Practice, 5(3), 68-87.  
  • Du Plessis, G.P. (2012a). Integrated Recovery Therapy: Toward an integrally informed individual psychotherapy for addicted populations. Journal of Integral Theory and Practice, 7(1), 124-148. 
  • Du Plessis, G. P. (2012b). 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.   
  •  Du Plessis, G. P. (2013) The Import of Integral Pluralism in Striving Towards an Integral Metatheory of Addiction. Paper presented at The third biennial Integral Theory Conference, CA: San Fransisco, 20 July 2013.  
  • Du Plessis, G. P. (2014) Towards an Integral Metatheory of Addiction. Master Dissertation. University of South Africa. 
  • Du Plessis, G. P. (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.  
  •  Du Plessis, G. P. (2015) An Integral Guide to Recovery: Twelve Steps and Beyond. Integral Publishers: New York.  
  •  Du Plessis, G. P., Weathers, B. (2015) The Integral Jan Smuts. Paper presented at The Fourth International Integral Theory Conference, CA: San Francisco, 19 July 2015 
  • Block, S., Block, C. & Du Plessis, G.P. (2016) A Mind-Body Workbook for Addiction: Effective tools for relapse prevention and recovery. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger. 
  • Du Plessis, G. P. (In Press) An Integral Foundation of Addiction and its Treatment.


Publications in Development


  •  Du Plessis, G. P., Weathers, R. The Forgotten Father of Holism (Journal Publication) 
  • Block, S. H., Block, C., Du Plessis, G. P. The Architecture of Reality: Understanding the Chaos and Suffering in the World (Book) 
  • Du Plessis, G. P. (Editor) The Collected Work of J.C. Smuts on Holism (Book) 
  • Du Plessis, G. P. Tractus Philsophicus Existentia: Towards a Post-existential Ontology (Book) 
  • Du Plessis, G. P. Being and Emptiness: Beyond Existential Nilism and Dysteleology (Book)  


Current Research Projects

  •  Du Plessis, G. P. Beyond the Biopsychosocial Model of Addiction: An Integral Meta-Therapy. PhD Thesis Stellenbosch University, Department of Educational Psychology
  •  Du Plessis, G. P., Newmark, R. An Existential-phenomenological investigation of Quality of Life for Addicted Populations (Research Project for Momentum Healthcare South Africa



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"...despair is suffering without meaning."    

 - Viktor E. Frankl