Guy du Plessis
Addiction Specialist - Philosophical Practitioner - Author 

Teaching Experience

Utah State University, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Adjunct Instructor, 2018 - current

Courses Developed

Mind-Body Bridging Certification (Foundation). Graduate

Mind-Body Bridging Certification (Intermediate). Graduate

Mind-Body Bridging Certification (Advanced). Graduate

Resilience and Human Flourishing. Undergraduate

Habits of Mind: Resilience. Undergraduate

Building Resilience. Undergraduate

Resilient Mind Athletics Program. Undergraduate

Course Instructor

Resilience and Human Flourishing, 2018 - current

Habits of Mind: Resilience, 2018 - current

Utah State University, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, I-System Institute for Transdisciplinary Studies, Adjunct Instructor, 2018 - current

Courses Developed

Recovery Resilience Program for Individuals in Addiction Recovery. Online

Recovery Resilience Program Facilitator’s Certification Training. Online

Productive Mind Business Solution Program Course. Online

Course Instructor

Recovery Resilience Program for Individuals in Addiction Recovery, 2018 - current

Recovery Resilience Program Facilitator’s Certification Training, 2018 - current

Loyola University Chicago, Institute for Advanced Psychotherapy, Adjunct Faculty, Professional Certificate Program in Advanced Psychotherapy, 2016 - current

Courses Developed and Instructor

Psychodynamic and Existential Perspectives of Substance Use Disorders and its Treatment

California Southern University, School of Behavioral Sciences, Adjunct Professor, 2014 - 2022

Courses Developed

Substance Use and Related Disorders. Undergraduate

Foundations of Addiction. Undergraduate

Ethical and Professional Issues in Addiction Counseling

Personal and Professional Growth in the Field of Addiction

Individual, Family and Group Counseling

Culture and Diversity in Addiction Counseling

Course Instructor

Counseling and the Treatment of the Chemically Dependent. Undergraduate, 2014 – 2018

Alcoholism/Chemical Dependency. Undergraduate, 2014 – 2018

Counseling Theories and Strategies, Undergraduate, 2016 - 2019

Culture and Diversity in Addiction Counselling, 2018 – 2020

Ethical and Professional Issues in Addiction Counselling, 2018 – 2020

Ethical and Professional Issues, 2018 – 2020

Master’s Thesis Supervision, 2014 – 2022

Substance Use and Related Disorders, Undergraduate, 2014 – 2022

Foundations of Addiction, Undergraduate, 2015 – 2022

Psychology of Stress and Stress-Related Disorders, 2015 – 2022

Foundations of Humanistic Psychology, 2016 – 2022

Personal and Professional Growth in the Field of Addiction, 2018 – 2022

Individual, Family and Group Counselling, 2019 – 2022

Theories and Techniques of Counseling & Psychotherapy, 2020 – 2022

Interpersonal Neurobiology, 2020 – 2022

Case Management, 2020 – 2022

Advanced Physiology and Pharmacology of Addiction, 2021 – 2022

Psychology of Religion, 2021 – 2022

Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Department of Education and Social Sciences, Part-time Lecturer, 2016

Course Instructor

Theories of Adult Learning

Developmental Models

Stellenbosch University, Department of Educational Psychology, Guest Lecturer, 2015


Overview of Etiological Models of Addiction

Integrated Recovery Model of Addiction

Integrated Recovery Meta-Therapy

Student Supervision (Master’s Dissertations, California Southern University)

1. The Identification of Coping Strategies Used by Single Parents of a Child with ASD, La Krista King, 2021
2. What impact did Covid-19 have on Pre-existing Mental Health? Annie Nguyen, 2021
3. Effective Treatment Methodologies for Tobacco Use Disorder, Fred Seymour, 2021
4. Dimensions and Relevance of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Pardeep Nanglu, 2021
5. Toward a Definitive Psychological Skills Training Framework, Igor Filipovic, May 2021
6. Equitable Social-Emotional Learning for Boys Exposed to Youth Baseball, Tanisha Kemp, 2021
7. Addiction and Violence, Mark A. Stevens, 2020
8. Family Systems Approach: Transitioning Underrepresented Students with ASD, Erica Graff, 2020
9. Parent Engagement in In-Home ABA Interventions of School-Age Children with ASD, Nikki Derleth, 2020
10. Countering Psychological Distress During Pandemics through Mindfulness, Santvana Kansal, 2020
11. Eat What You Grow: Relying on Spirit for Binge Eating Recovery, Lance Lebray, 2020
12. What Influences Resilience in Elite, Adolescent Athletes? Reid Coleman, 2020
13. The Motivational Values of Personal Financial Management, Jacquelyn Porter, 2020
14. Contextualizing Father-Child Attachment, Judith S. Coleman, 2020
15. Separation Anxiety Disorder Amongst Child Mexican Immigrants, Olga Lidia Maria Renville, 2020
16. Treatment for Mitigating Callous-Unemotional Traits, Samantha Baron, 2020
17. Addicts experience successful recovery rates in 12-step programs amidst opioid epidemic, Yuri Malinsky, 2020
18. Mental Health Awareness and Illnesses in Communities of Color, Shanise Williams, 2020
19. Psychological Resilience and Stress Responses in Sport Performers, Keltie G. Doucette, 2020
20. The Psychosocial Factors that Predict the Most Resilient Firefighters in Canada, Elizabeth C. Hack, 2020
21. The Higher Self in Self Help, Joseph Clark, 2020
22. Exploring the Psychology of Identity in Defining Leadership, Greg Morton, 2020
23. Stress, Coping Methods, and Mental Disorders among Singapore Residents, Yong Seng Tee, 2020
24. What are the Intrinsic and Extrinsic Triggers to Activate Creativity?, Robert Wade, 2020
25. Negative Effects of Religion on Mental Health and Society, Cathy Khoshabeh, 2020
26. Sustaining Psychological Growth Post-Retirement, Lyza-Jane DeVera, 2019
27. The Relationship Between Maternal Depression and Adolescent Conduct Problems, Murry Brumfield, 2019
28. Understanding and Managing Church Trauma: Finding Help and Healing for Mormons, Danna Hartline, 2019
29. Suffering in Silence: Suicidality Among African American Adolescents, Aaliyah Ozturk, 2019
30. Analyzing the Profiles of Adult Children of Alcoholics, Sara Burk, 2019
31. Need Fulfilment and Interpersonal Styles in Sports Parenting, Ben Bartell, 2019
32. The Effects of the Stress Response on Mental and Physical Health, Stacey Holewinski, 2019
33. Psychological Aspects of High Performance in Software Development, Dara David Pirzadeh, 2019
34. Social Stigmas Associated with Seeking Treatment for Mental Illnesses, Lauren Scott, 2019
35. Reducing Rates of Therapeutic Failure by Supplementing Traditional Therapy with VRT, Ashish Jani, 2019
36. The Psychological and Psychosocial Effects of Youth Physical Activity, Jasmine Pickett, 2019
37. Reflection of “Recovery without Shame or Stigma”, Mami May Yamada, 2019
38. Achieving a State of Psychological Well-Being within Video Games, Tomas Chadsey, 2019
39. Eating Disorders: How Stress Influences Eating Behavior and How to Counteract, Stephanie Gould, 2019
40. The Effects a Coach Has on a Player’s Sense of Belonging, Kevin Arakaki, 2019
41. Long-Term Effects of Parental Divorce in Childhood: A Meta-Analysis, Anna Smith, 2019
42. Promoting DISC Athlete Assessment for Young Athletes Who Specialize at a Young Age, Daniel Teran, 2019
43. The Effect of Leadership Style on Motivation in a Multigenerational Workplace, Michelle Douk, 2018
44. The Negative Impacts on Children Who Never Knew a Father's Love, Melissa Fleming, 2018
45. The Role of Trust in Family Businesses, Catherine Bell, 2018
46. John Boyd’s Theory of Decision Making During Conflict, Kenneth Pierce, 2018
47. Communities taking care of their own – and saving U.S. society billions, Sherese Chrétien, 2018
48. Exploring and Utilizing Risk Factors and Resilience in Disordered Eating Behavior, Alysha Bruso, 2018
49. Assessing Conflict Styles to Ensure Effective Conflict Resolution, Abel Abraha, 2018
50. The Effects of Engaged Fathering on the Development of the Child, David Trevino, 2017.
51. Media Influence: Shaping Our Next Generation, Jordyn Ingram, 2017
52. Neurodrumming: Towards and Integral Mental Fitness Training, Pamela Lynn-Seraphine, 2016