Heron (types of intervention)

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John Heron, a humanistic psychologist, developed a simple but comprehensive model of the six types of intervention a doctor, counsellor or therapist could use with a patient or client:

  • 1. Prescriptive
  • 2. Informative
  • 3. Confronting
  • 4. Cathartic
  • 5. Catalytic
  • 6. Supportive

Each type of intervention can be looked at separately during training sessions as options throughout the consultation.

J Heron: Six Category Intervention Analysis 1975 University of Surrey

Last reviewed 01/2018