The Person Centred Approach to Therapeutic Change

From the Foreword `It is an honour to be asked to write a foreword for this new book by Michael McMillan.

The Person Centred Approach to Therapeutic Change

Author: Michael McMillan

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761948698

Page: 90

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From the Foreword `It is an honour to be asked to write a foreword for this new book by Michael McMillan. I have been excited about this book ever since I read early drafts of its first two chapters some time ago at the birth of the project. At different times thereafter I have read other parts and my consistent impression has been that this is an author who has both a sophisticated academic understanding of the material and a great skill in communicating that widely. Those two qualities do not often go together! The book is about change. After a first chapter in which the author introduces us to the person-centred concept of the person, chapter two is devoted to the change process within the client, including a very accessible description of Rogers' process model. Chapter three goes on to explore why and how change occurs in the human being, while chapter four introduces the most up-to-date person-centred theory in relation to the nature of the self concept and its changing process. Chapters five and six explore why change occurs in therapy and the conditions that facilitate that change, while chapter seven looks beyond the core conditions to focus on the particular quality of presence, begging the question as to whether this is a transpersonal/transcendental quality or an intense experiencing of the core conditions themselves. This is an intensely modern book particularly in its postmodern emphasis. Rogers is sometimes characterised as coming from modernist times but he can also be seen as one of the early post modernists in his emphasis on process more than outcome and relationship more than personal striving. The modern nature of the book is also emphasised by a superb analysis of the relationship between focussing and person-centred therapy in Chapter five, linking also with Polanyi's notion of indwelling in this and other chapters. In suggesting that in both focussing and person-centred therapy the therapist is inviting the client to 'indwell' himself or herself, the author provides a framework for considering many modern perceptions of the approach including notions such as 'presence' and ' relational depth'. Also, the link with focussing is modern in the sense that the present World Association for the approach covers a fairly broad family including traditional person-centred therapists, experiential therapists, focussing-oriented therapists and process-guiding therapists. Important in this development is the kind of dialogue encouraged by the present book' - Dave Mearns, Strathclyde University The belief that change occurs during the therapeutic process is central to all counselling and psychotherapy. The Person-Centred Approach to Therapeutic Change examines how change can be facilitated by the counsellor offering empathy, unconditional positive regard and congruence. The Person-Centred Approach to Therapeutic Change outlines the main theoretical cornerstones of the person-centred approach and then, applying these, describes why change occurs as a result of a person-centred therapeutic encounter. The author explores the counselling relationship as an environment in which clients can open themselves up to experiences they have previously found difficult to acknowledge and to move forward. Integral to the person-centred approach is Carl Rogers' radical view that change should be seen as an ongoing process rather than an alteration from one fixed state to another. In Rogers' view psychological health is best achieved by the person who is able to remain in a state of continual change. Such a person is open to all experiences and is therefore able to assimilate and adapt to new experiences, whether 'good' or 'bad'. By focusing explicitly on how change is theorized and facilitated in counselling, this book goes to the heart of person-centred theory and practice, making it essential reading for trainees and practitioners alike.

Politicizing the Person centred Approach

This work also explores the contribution that a critical analysis of social and political factors can make to the practice of person-centred therapy, and examines the contribution this therapy can make to the sphere of socio-political ...

Politicizing the Person centred Approach

Author: Gillian Proctor

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781898059721

Page: 329

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Explores the interface between the Person-Centred Approach and radical political theory and activity. This work also explores the contribution that a critical analysis of social and political factors can make to the practice of person-centred therapy, and examines the contribution this therapy can make to the sphere of socio-political theory.

The Person Centred Approach

In this essential text, the highly regarded Temenos team present a new introduction to the person-centred approach for the Twenty-first-century.

The Person Centred Approach

Author: Louise Embleton Tudor

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137141042

Page: 336

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In this essential text, the highly regarded Temenos team present a new introduction to the person-centred approach for the Twenty-first-century. Giving a broad and unbiased account, they illustrate how the approach has developed since the death of Carl Rogers and explore how the person-centred philosophy can be an effective working model for both counselling and psychotherapy and for understanding, living and working in a complex contemporary world. The Person-Centred Approach is essential reading for trainees, whether new to counselling or more experienced, and is a vital resource for practitioners wishing to keep at the forefront of the latest developments in the field.

Person Centred Therapy

In this important new text, Campbell Purton introduces the 'focusing' approach of Eugene Gendlin. The book discussed Gendlin's theoretical innovations and their implications for clinical practice.

Person Centred Therapy

Author: Campbell Purton

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230214568

Page: 272

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Since its beginnings in the 1950s, the person-centred approach to therapy has developed in many ways. In this important new text, Campbell Purton introduces the 'focusing' approach of Eugene Gendlin. The book discussed Gendlin's theoretical innovations and their implications for clinical practice. It throws light on the relationship between the various schools of therapy, and on the relationship between therapy and such areas as ethics and spirituality. It will be essential reading for students and practioners of person-centred therapy.

The Person Centred Approach

Although the theory, based in client-centered principles and values, informs each chapter, this book is not about theory.

The Person Centred Approach

Author: Peggy Natiello

Publisher: Pccs Books

ISBN: 9781898059202

Page: 174

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Peggy Natiello's collection of work has become a favourite amongst students on Person-Centred courses throughout the UK. It is a scholarly, much referenced work on collaborative power and gender issues.

The Person Centered Approach

For nearly 50 years the approach of Carl Rogers and his colleagues has been used to help others in counseling, psychotherapy, and education.

The Person Centered Approach

Author: Douglas W. Bower

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595147054

Page: 392

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For nearly 50 years the approach of Carl Rogers and his colleagues has been used to help others in counseling, psychotherapy, and education. This project takes that work into the realms of Religion, Politics, Alcohol treatment, Incest, Mental Disabilities, Sandtray therapy, Philosophy, and Person-Centered history & theory.

Person Centred Counselling in a Nutshell

Person-Centred Counselling in a Nutshell is a short, accessible guide to one of the most popular approaches to counselling.

Person Centred Counselling in a Nutshell

Author: Roger Casemore

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446210332

Page: 144

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Person-Centred Counselling in a Nutshell is a short, accessible guide to one of the most popular approaches to counselling. Using examples drawn from practice, Roger Casemore outlines, in a clear, jargon-free style, the main principles of the person-centred approach, using the core therapeutic conditions: - congruence - unconditional regard - empathy This revised and updated second edition includes new material on professional issues, on the use of person-centred counselling in short-term therapy, and on the wider application of the person-centred approach in other settings. Providing a concise introduction to the theory and practice of person-centred counselling, Person-Centred Counselling in a Nutshell is the ideal place to start for anyone reading about the approach for the first time. Roger Casemore is Senior Teaching Fellow and Director of Counselling courses at University of Warwick

Process Work in Person Centred Therapy

This is a book aimed principally at university students enrolled on courses in person-centred, humanistic, existential and integrative counselling and psychotherapy.

Process Work in Person Centred Therapy

Author: Richard Worsley

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137182768

Page: 280

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This unique and important book breaks new ground in the theory and practice of person-centred psychotherapy by focusing on the issue of process. Process belongs to both client and counsellor. Worsley conceptualises process in relation to the core principles of the person-centred approach but also to the humanistic and phenomenological roots of person-centred therapy. Combining academic rigour with the wisdom of an experienced clinical practitioner, he opens up a more inclusive and integrative way of being with clients that nonetheless chimes with classical person-centred principles. The book features: • Activities and vivid case studies to illustrate and expand on the theoretical points being developed, allowing the reader to see easily how these might apply to practice. • Engagement with theoretical approaches such as transactional analysis and Gestalt, as well as discussion of philosophy, spirituality and psychopathology. • New discussion of the processes involved in mental illness, drawing on the work of Prouty and Warner to understand the client's world of experiencing. • New material on the plural self and configurations of the self. This is a book aimed principally at university students enrolled on courses in person-centred, humanistic, existential and integrative counselling and psychotherapy. It will also appeal to experienced practitioners wanting to refresh and deepen their understanding. RICHARD WORSLEY is a person-centred therapist, supervisor and trainer at the University of Warwick, UK. Formerly Director of the Diploma in Humanistic Counselling at Tile Hill MA26, Coventry, he also has long experience working as an Anglican Priest. He is co-editor with Stephen Joseph of Person-Centred Psychopathology: A Positive Psychology of Mental Health.

Encountering Feminism

Brings together the powerful forces of feminist and person-centred theories ot offer a dynamic alternative that is based on principles of mutual relationships, genuineness and respect.

Encountering Feminism

Author: Gillian Proctor

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 246

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Brings together the powerful forces of feminist and person-centred theories ot offer a dynamic alternative that is based on principles of mutual relationships, genuineness and respect.

Experiences in Relatedness

Brings together a collection of writings by authors who have participated in and with groups over a period of thirty years, using the person-centred approach.

Experiences in Relatedness

Author: Colin Lago

Publisher: Pccs

ISBN: 9781898059233

Page: 182

View: 187

Brings together a collection of writings by authors who have participated in and with groups over a period of thirty years, using the person-centred approach.

Person Centred Counselling

It seems to me to be very important that this kind of research continues - it is the raw data of the counselling profession' - Person-Centred Practice This book contains powerful new ideas about person-centred th

Person Centred Counselling

Author: David L Rennie

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761953456

Page: 153

View: 693

`This book offers a truly engaging "read". The writing style is good and it gives the reader a wide range of perspectives, from the meta-theoretical to the concrete practical experience of clients and counsellors... David Rennie's book serves to continue the development as well as the exposition of the person-centred approach to counselling' - British Journal of Guidance and Counselling `This is a very good book... clearly within the humanistic//experiential tradition... It seems to me to be very important that this kind of research continues - it is the raw data of the counselling profession' - Person-Centred Practice This book contains powerful new ideas about person-centred th

Person Centred Therapy

The book begins with a consideration of the principles and philosophy underpinning person-centred therapy before moving to a comprehensive discussion of the classical theory upon which practice is based.

Person Centred Therapy

Author: Paul Wilkins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317656555

Page: 332

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Person-centred therapy, rooted in the experience and ideas of the eminent psychotherapist Carl Rogers, is widely practised in the UK and throughout the world. It has applications in health and social care, the voluntary sector and is relevant to work with people who are severely mentally and emotionally distressed. As well as being a valuable sourcebook and offering a comprehensive overview, this edition includes updated references and a new section on recent developments and advances. The book begins with a consideration of the principles and philosophy underpinning person-centred therapy before moving to a comprehensive discussion of the classical theory upon which practice is based. Further areas of discussion include: The model of the person, including the origins of mental and emotional distress The process of constructive change A review of revisions of and additions to person-centred theory Child development, styles of processing and configurations of self The quality of presence and working at relational depth Criticisms of the approach are addressed and rebutted and the application of theory to practice is discussed. The new final section is concerned with advances and developments in theory and practice including: Counselling for Depression The Social Dimension to Person-Centred Therapy Person-Centred Practice with People experiencing Severe and Enduring Distress and at the ‘Difficult Edge’ A Review of Research Throughout the book, attention is drawn to the wider person-centred literature to which it is a valuable key. Person-Centred Therapy will be of particular use to students, scholars and practitioners of person-centred therapy as well as to anyone who wants to know more about one of the major psychotherapeutic modalities.

Brief Person Centred Therapies

`This is a book that the person-centered psychotherapy community has been waiting for ... this book opens a creative space in which the ongoing conversation about therapeutic efficacy in times of shrinking resources can be successfully ...

Brief Person Centred Therapies

Author: Keith Tudor

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1847873464

Page: 208

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`This is a book that the person-centered psychotherapy community has been waiting for ... this book opens a creative space in which the ongoing conversation about therapeutic efficacy in times of shrinking resources can be successfully engaged' - Professor Maureen O'Hara, Chair, Department of Psychology, National University, La Jolla, California `A wide-ranging and scholarly book which shows that person-centred therapy is fully alive to the challenges of the twenty-first century and is breaking new ground both clinically and theoretically' - Professor Brian Thorne, Emeritus Professor of Counselling, University of East Anglia "Likely to be of interest to anyone involved in counselling" - Times Higher Educaton Magazine, May 2009 Can the person-centred approach work in time-limited psychotherapy and counselling? This is a question that many practitioners grapple with as demand for brief therapy increases - particularly in the public sector. Brief Person-Centred Therapies is the first book to tackle the subject, bringing together the experience and insights of a leading international team of person-centred therapists. The book examines the philosophical and theoretical 'fit' between the person-centred approach and brief therapy. It also explores the issues which arise when working briefly in a range of different settings, including primary care, higher education, business, and prison, with couples and groups. Brief Person-Centred Therapies is essential reading for all person-centred trainees and for practitioners who want to work in services where brief or time-limited work is required or favoured. Keith Tudor is a UKCP registered psychotherapist, and has a private/independent practice in Sheffield offering therapy, supervision and consultancy.

Person Centred Therapy

`In this scholarly book, Thorne and Lambers have gathered together significant contributions to the advancement of person-centred theory and practice from leading exponents of the approach in Austria, Belgium, Germany, The Netherlands, ...

Person Centred Therapy

Author: Brian Thorne

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761951551

Page: 256

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`In this scholarly book, Thorne and Lambers have gathered together significant contributions to the advancement of person-centred theory and practice from leading exponents of the approach in Austria, Belgium, Germany, The Netherlands, Norway and the United Kingdom.... I found the book both stimulating and challenging. The insight it offers into working with "difficult" clients is invaluable and the sections on theory stretched me in my understanding of the approach. I strongly recommend it to anyone from within or without the person-centred tradition who wants to achieve a real understanding of the approach "post Rogers" and get to grips with the vibrancy and vitality of person-centred thought in Europe' - Counselling, The Journal of

Person Centred Therapy

Person-Centred Therapy offers new and exciting perspectives on the process and practice of therapy, and will encourage person-centred practitioners to think about their work in deeper and more sophisticated ways.

Person Centred Therapy

Author: Keith Tudor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135454116

Page: 320

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The person-centred approach is one of the most popular, enduring and respected approaches to psychotherapy and counselling. Person-Centred Therapy returns to its original formulations to define it as radically different from other self-oriented therapies. Keith Tudor and Mike Worrall draw on a wealth of experience as practitioners, a deep knowledge of the approach and its history, and a broad and inclusive awareness of other approaches. This significant contribution to the advancement of person-centred therapy: Examines the roots of person-centred thinking in existential, phenomenological and organismic philosophy. Locates the approach in the context of other approaches to psychotherapy and counselling. Shows how recent research in areas such as neuroscience support the philosophical premises of person-centred therapy. Challenges person-centred therapists to examine their practice in the light of the history and philosophical principles of the approach. Person-Centred Therapy offers new and exciting perspectives on the process and practice of therapy, and will encourage person-centred practitioners to think about their work in deeper and more sophisticated ways.

Psychotherapy with Suicidal People

A plethora of special features makes this volume an international classic and includes: Reflections of many suicidologists such as Heraclitus, Plato, Sigmund Freud, Emile Durkheim and Edwin Shneidman.

Psychotherapy with Suicidal People

Author: Antoon A. Leenaars

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470863439

Page: 480

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Almost a million people die by suicide every year (WHO estimate) The sheer numbers have made suicide prevention a major health target, but effective prevention is not straightforward. Suicide is a complex event, more complex than most of us imagine, calling for an equally complex response. Psychotherapy with Suicidal People provides a multi-component approach, with rich clinical data including many case histories, to guide the reader. Based on decades of research from across the globe, Antoon A. Leenaars takes the reader into the mind of the suicidal person, from the young to the elderly, from the anonymous to the famous. There is no better way to know, and thus to treat, a person. A plethora of special features makes this volume an international classic and includes: Reflections of many suicidologists such as Heraclitus, Plato, Sigmund Freud, Emile Durkheim and Edwin Shneidman. A unique window on the clinical mind of the author. Empirically supported definition, with applications across age, gender, historical time, as well as culture. The report of the International Working Group on Ethical and Legal Issues in Suicidology. Psychotherapy with Suicidal People: A Person-centred Approach is essential reading for clinical psychologists, psychiatrists and their trainees, and all clinicians who work with suicidal people.

Person Centred Therapy with Children and Young People

This book combines traditional person-centred theory with child development concepts to provide a new 'child-centred' model for counsellors and psychotherapists.

Person Centred Therapy with Children and Young People

Author: David Smyth

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0857027603

Page: 232

View: 144

This book combines traditional person-centred theory with child development concepts to provide a new 'child-centred' model for counsellors and psychotherapists. Practical and pedagogical, Smyth writes with a unique warmth of style and personal approach.

Contributions to Client centered Therapy and the Person centered Approach

Contributions to Client-Centered Therapy and the Person-Centered Approach brings together an important set of difficult-to-obtain original papers and writings by Nat Raskin for academics, teachers, researchers and all serious students.

Contributions to Client centered Therapy and the Person centered Approach

Author: Nathaniel J. Raskin

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 314

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Contributions to Client-Centered Therapy and the Person-Centered Approach brings together an important set of difficult-to-obtain original papers and writings by Nat Raskin for academics, teachers, researchers and all serious students.

Person Centred Therapy in Focus

Paul Wilkins provides a rigorous response to the critics with well-researched, counter-arguments.

Person Centred Therapy in Focus

Author: Paul Wilkins

Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited

ISBN:

Page: 147

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Characterized by its critics as theoretically light-weight, culturally-biased and limited in application, until recently the person-centred approach to therapy has had relatively little written in its defence. Paul Wilkins provides a rigorous response to the critics with well-researched, counter-arguments.