Project Description

Guy du Plessis


Guy du Plessis has a Master’s degree in psychology from the University of South Africa and is currently pursuing postgraduate studies in philosophy at the University of Cape Town. He is a research consultant and instructor at the I-System Institute for Transdisciplinary Studies at Utah State University, and a faculty member at the Wayne Institute for Advanced Psychotherapy, Loyola University Chicago. He has worked in the mental health field for over 20 years as an addictions counselor, program & clinical director, program developer, trainer, academic and researcher. He is the author of An Integral Guide to Recovery: Twelve Steps and Beyond (Integral Publishers), An Integral Foundation for Addiction: Beyond the Biopsychosocial Model, co-author of the Mind-Body Workbook for Addiction: Effective Tools for Relapse Prevention and Recovery, Social Unrest: Resolving the Dichotomies Between You/Me and Us/Them, and Resilient Mind Skills and a contributing author to Opioids in South Africa: Towards a Policy of Harm Reduction (Human Sciences Research Council Press), and has published in the fields of addiction treatment and studies, theoretical psychology and philosophy.

Works by Guy du Plessis

  • An Integral Foundation for Addition Treatment: Beyond the Biopsychosocial Model

  • An Integral Guide to Recovery: Twelve Steps and Beyond