Guy du Plessis  

 

Writing Resume


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.

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

Du Plessis, G. (2022). Philosophy as a way of life for addiction recovery: A logic-based therapy case study. The International Journal of Applied Philosophy, 35(2), 159-170.

Du Plessis, G. & Weathers, R. (Forthcoming, 2022). The utility of Jan Smuts’ theory of Holism for philosophical counseling. The International Journal of Philosophical Practice, 7(1).

 

Book Publications

Du Plessis, G. (2015). An integral guide to recovery: Twelve steps and beyond. Integral Publishers.

Block, S., Block, C., & Du Plessis, G. (2016). Mind-body workbook for addiction: Effective tools for relapse prevention and recovery. New Harbinger.

Du Plessis, G. (2018). An integral foundation for addiction and its treatment: Beyond the biopsychosocial model. Integral Publishers.

Block, S. H, Block, C. B., Tollefson, D.  & Du Plessis, G. (2020). Social unrest: Resolving the dichotomies of you/me an us/them. Utah State University.

Du Plessis, G., Webb, K. G., & Tollefson, D. (2021). Resilient mind skills workbook. Utah State University.

Du Plessis, G., Webb, K. G., & Tollefson, D. (2022). Productive mind program workbook: Facilitator’s Guide. Utah State University.

Du Plessis, G., Weathers, R., Tollefson, D., & Webb, K. (Forthcoming, 2022). Addiction recovery and relapse prevention workbook. Cambridge University Press.

Du Plessis, G., Weathers, R., Tollefson, D., & Webb, K. (Forthcoming, 2023). Recovery resilience program facilitators guide. Cambridge University Press.

 

Book Chapter Publications

Du Plessis, G. (2019). "Incompatible knots" in harm reduction: A philosophical analysis. In T. Waetjen (Ed.) Let’s Talk About Opioids and Harm Reduction in South Africa. Human Sciences Research Council Press.

Du Plessis, G. (Forthcoming, 2022).  The integrated metatheoretical model of addiction. Current Approaches in Addiction Psychology. Cambridge Scholars Publications.

 

Peer-Reviewed Conference Papers

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, San Francisco, CA.

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

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. [Paper Presentation. Second Annual Mind-Body Bridging Conference 2019, University of Utah, 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]. Domestic Violence Solutions Conference, Utah State University, Provo, Utah.

Webb, K. & Du Plessis, G. (2021, September). Mind-Body Bridging for Professional Self-Care: Preventing and Treating Secondary Trauma. [Paper presentation]. Domestic Violence Solutions Conference, Utah State University, Provo, Utah.

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

Du Plessis, G. & Webb, K. (2022, June). The recovery resilience program: A novel relapse present and addiction recovery program. [Video presentation]. Addictions Update Conference, University of Utah, Salt Lake City.

 

Training Manuals and Curricula

Du Plessis, G. (2007). Integrated Recovery Workbook. Tabankulu Primary Care Addiction Treatment Centre.

Du Plessis, G. (2008). Integrated Recovery Workbook. Tabankulu Secondary Care Addiction Treatment Centre.

Block, S. H. & Du Plessis, G. (2016). Mind-Body Bridging Sleep Program Client Workbook. I-Systems Inc. Listed on the National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP) by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHA), US Department of Health and Human Services.

Du Plessis, G. & Block, S. H. (2016). Mind-Body Bridging Substance Abuse Program Client Workbook. I-Systems Inc. Listed on National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP) by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHA), US Department of Health and Human Services.

Du Plessis, G. (2018). Integral Recovery Client Workbook: Certification Program. Integral Recovery Institute.

Du Plessis, G., Webb K., & Tollefson, D. (2018). Mind-body Bridging Skills Workbook. Utah State University CS Academic Publishing.

Du Plessis, G., Webb K., & Tollefson, D. (2018). I-System Analysis. Utah State University CS Academic Publishing.

Du Plessis, G. & Webb, K., & Tollefson, D. (2020). Resilient Mind for Child Welfare Workforce Workbook. Utah State University.

Du Plessis, G. & Webb, K., & Tollefson, D. (2020). Resilient Mind for Athletes. Utah State University.

Webb, K., Du Plessis, G., & Tollefson, D. (2020). SW 5905: Mind-Body Bridging Certification Course (Foundation) Syllabus. I-System Institute for Transdisciplinary Studies, Utah State University.

Webb, K., Du Plessis, G., & Tollefson, D. (2020). SW 5906: Mind-Body Bridging Certification Course (Intermediate). Syllabus. I-System Institute for Transdisciplinary Studies, Utah State University.

Webb, K., Du Plessis, G., & Tollefson, D. (2020). SW 5907: Mind-Body Bridging Certification Course (Advanced). Syllabus. I-System Institute for Transdisciplinary Studies, Utah State University.

Du Plessis, G. & Webb, K., & Tollefson, D. (2020). SW 4925: Resilience and Human Flourishing. I-System Institute for Transdisciplinary Studies, Utah State University.

Du Plessis, G. & Webb, K., & Tollefson, D. (2020). USU 1030: Habits of Mind: Resilience. I-System Institute for Transdisciplinary Studies, Utah State University.

Du Plessis, G. & Webb, K., & Tollefson, D. (2019). Building Resilience Program. Utah State University.

Du Plessis, G. & Webb, K., & Tollefson, D. (2019). Recovery Resilience Program Workbook. Utah State University.

Du Plessis, G. & Webb, K., & Tollefson, D. (2021). Resilient Mind for Law Enforcement Officers. Utah State University.

 

Clinical and Professional Training Manuals

Du Plessis, G. (2007). Counsellor Manual: Tabankulu Primary: Tabankulu Addiction Treatment Centre.

Du Plessis, G. (2007). Counsellor Manual: Tabankulu Secondary: Tabankulu Addiction Treatment Centre.

Du Plessis, G. (2014). Clinical Program Manual. Rustenberg Addiction Care.

Du Plessis, G. (2014). Therapeutic Intervention Manual for HKZ Holland. Momentum Mental Health Care South Africa.

Block, S. H. & Du Plessis, G. (2016). Mind-Body Bridging Sleep Program: Therapist Guide. I-Systems Inc. Listed on the National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP) by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHA), US Department of Health and Human Services.

Du Plessis, G.  & Bloch, S. H. (2016). Mind-Body Bridging Substance Abuse Program: Therapist Guide. I-Systems Inc. Listed on National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP) by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHA), US Department of Health and Human Services.

Du Plessis, G., Webb K., & Tollefson, D. (2018). A Therapist Guide to Mind-body Bridging Skills Workbook. Utah State University Campus Store Academic Publishing.

Du Plessis, G. & Webb, K., & Tollefson, D. (2019). Resilient Mind for Schools Program Manual (Grades K-3). Utah State University.

Du Plessis, G. & Webb, K., & Tollefson, D. (2019). Resilient Mind for Schools Program Manual (Grades 4-6). Utah State University.

Du Plessis, G. & Webb, K., & Tollefson, D. (2019). Resilient Mind for Schools Program Manual (Grades 7-12). Utah State University.

Du Plessis, G. & Webb, K., & Tollefson, D. (2019). Recovery Resilience Program Facilitator’s Guide. I-System Institute for Transdisciplinary Studies, Utah State University.

 

Research Reports

Participated in the Outcomes-based evaluative research at a Cape Town substance abuse integral theory treatment centre, with L. Duffett & C. Ward, Department of Psychology University of Cape Town, 2010

Whitepaper on the Addiction Treatment Needs in Western Cape. Momentum Mental Health Care South Africa, 2014.

Research report on the Rustenburg Clinical Model. Momentum Mental Health Care South Africa. For HKZ Treatment Certification, 2014.

Research project at Momentum Mental Health South Africa/Rustenburg Addiction Care in collaboration with Ashanti Quality Lifestyle Project: An Existential-Phenomenological Investigation of the Meaning of Quality of Life for Individuals with Addictive Disorders. Ethical Clearance by Stellenbosch University. Research Ethics Committee: Human Research (Humanities). Proposal #: HS1157/2015, 2013-2015

Whitepaper on the QOL Park Needs Assessment. Interchange Foundation, (with Rona Newmark), 2014.

Research report on the Requirements and procedure for National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP) registration for the Mind-Body Bridging Substance Abuse Program and the Mind-Body Bridging Sleep Program, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHA), US Department of Health and Human Services.

Research report on Mind-Body Bridging and Comparative Interventions, (152 pages), Mind-Body Bridging Charity, 2018. 

Research report on the Overview of Interventions that Address Trauma and Substance Use Disorders, (125 pages), Mind-Body Bridging Charity, 2018.

Research report on the Needs of Salvation Army Substance Use Disorder Treatment Unit, Chicago. Mind-Body Bridging Charity, 2018.

Participant as visiting scholar with SOKA Research Group (Meaning and Religion team), Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, University of Leuven (KU Leuven). Focus on ongoing longitudinal studies: (1) Meaning in life in Alzheimer patients, (2) Meaning making processes and well-being in elderly adults in residential care settings, and (3) The concept of meaning in life in advanced age. 

Visiting scholar at the Institute of Philosophy, Husserl-Archives: Centre for Phenomenology and Continental Philosophy, KU Leuven, 2017. Research on the existential-phenomenological aspects of addiction and participation in philosophy seminars. 


Popular Press Articles (Selected)

Is Addiction Really a Brain Disease? No, and Here’s Why (Clinicians Corner, New Harbinger), 2016

Mind-Body Bridging Skills (Quick Tips for Therapists, New Harbinger), 2016

The Ideology of Pathological Postmodernism (Being Libertarian), 2019

Ideology Addiction (Illumination), 2021

Jan Smuts' Influence on Philosophy and Psychology (Medium), 2021

The Ontology of Addiction (Illumination), 2021

'Incompatible Knots' in Harm Reduction (Medium), 2021

The Influence of the Philosophy of Pragmatism on the 12-Step Program (Illumination), 2021

Addiction as a Misguided Method for the Satisfaction of Basic Existential Needs (Illumination), 2021

Philosophy as a Way of Life for Addiction Recovery (Illumination), 2021

An Existential-phenomenological Perspective of Addiction Recovery and 12-Step Programs (Medium), 2021


Marketing, Content and Communications Copywriting (Selected)

I-System Institute for Transdisciplinary StudiesUtah State University

o   Technical and communications copywriting 

o  Curriculum content and design in Canvas (proficient in various LMS and LXP)

o   Video content and production for promotional and marketing purposes 

Mind-Body Bridging Charity

o   Technical writing

o  Content of online courses 

o   Aligned copy strategy across all marketing channels

o   B2B copywriting

o   Copy for SEQ website optimization, social media, marketing

Mind-Body Bridging Institute

o  Research reports

o   Aligned copy strategy across all marketing channels

o   Developed copy for websites and blogs

o   Developed online courses 

o  All technical and communications copy, including B2B copy, copy for SEQ website optimization, social media, marketing

o   Video production for website

I-System Inc.

o   Oversaw all technical and communications copywriting, including B2B copy, copy for SEQ website optimization, social media, marketing

o   Lead in the development of the Mind-Body Bridging Substance Abuse Program, listed as an evidence-based intervention on the National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP) by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHA), US Department of Health and Human Services.

o   Lead in the development of the Mind-Body Bridging Sleep Program, listed as an evidence-based intervention on the NREPP by the SAMHA, US Department of Health and Human Services.

o   Video production for website

 Koan Design

o   Copy of all B2B marketing campaigns

o   Design of exhibition stands and marketing content, for example, AC/DC Dynamics exhibition stand at Decorex Expo 2015, Propak Expo 2015

Circle Concepts

o   Conceptualization and design of exhibition stands, for example, the Old Mutual exhibition stand at the Two Oceans Marathon Lifestyle Expo 2014, Global Pacific and Partners stand at Africa Oil Week 2015

o   Copy for SEQ website optimization, social media, marketing

o   Managed and designed all marketing campaigns

Momentum Mental Healthcare South Africa

o   Research and writing of the clinical model for Momentum Mental Health Care South Africa

o   Conducted research and presented findings, An Existential-Phenomenological Investigation of the Meaning of Quality of Life for Individuals with Addictive Disorders. Stellenbosch University Ethics Committee Proposal #: HS1157/2015

Rustenburg Addiction Care

o   Compiled the Therapeutic Intervention Manual for HKZ certification (360 pages)

o   Wrote the Clinical Program Manual

o   Submitted and reviewed the Therapeutic Intervention Manual for HKZ Holland for successful HKZ certification

Integral Recovery Institute

o   Online course design in LMS 

o   Curriculum content

o   Marketing and communications copy


Scriptwriting and Video Production (Selected)

National Drug Alert: Not My Child: Television series about substance abuse (proposal for SABC)

Start Dancer: Screenplay with Lindsay du Plessis (Science fiction film)

Scriptwriting and Video production for several promotional and marketing videos for I-System Institute for Transdisciplinary Studies, Utah State University