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This new edition of a highly successful text offers a wide-ranging, comprehensive introduction to the key concepts of contemporary person-centred therapy, exploring both theoretical development and their application to practice. Written by leading international experts, it is an indispensable resource for those studying and working in the area.
Thoroughly updated to reflect the latest trends in theory and practice, this this substantially revised and extended edition is the most in-depth and wide-ranging textbook available on person-centred psychotherapy and counselling. Divided into four parts, it examines the theoretical, philosophical and historical foundations of the person-centred approach; the fundamental principles of person-centred practice and applications of person-centred practice; how person-centred conceptualisations and practices can be applied to groups of clients who bring particular issues to therapy; and, finally, professional issues for person-centred therapists, such as ethics, supervision and training.
Written by a diverse range of expert contributors, unified by a more relational, ethics-based reading of person-centred theory and practice, this is a comprehensive, cutting-edge resource for students on all advanced level person-centred courses, as well as for a wide range of professional practitioners in the field.
Preface; M.Cooper, M.O'Hara, P.F.Schmid & A.Bohart.- Person-Centred Therapy Today; M.Cooper, M.O'Hara, P.Schmid & A.Bohart.- The Basic Conditions of the Facilitative Therapeutic Relationship; C.Rogers.- PART I: THEORETICAL, HISTORICAL AND PHILOSOPHICAL FOUNDATIONS.- Origins and Unfolding; G.T.Barrett-Lennard.- Family of Person-Centred and Experiential Therapies; P.Sanders.- Ethical and Relational Foundations; P.F.Schmid.- The Actualising Person; A.Bohart.- Experiential.- Phenomenological Foundations; M.Cooper & A.Bohart.- Developmental and Personality Theory; M.Cooper.- Spiritual Dimensions; M.van Kalmthout.- PART II: THERAPEUTIC PRACTICE.- Psychological Contact; G. Wyatt.- Empathy; E.Freire.- Unconditional Positive Regard; J.D.Bozarth.- Congruence; J.Cornelius-White.- Therapeutic Presence; S.Geller.- Working with Groups; P.F.Schmid & M.O'Hara.- Person-Centered Expressive Arts Therapy: Connecting Body, Mind, and Spirit; N.Rogers.- Integration In Person-Centered Psychotherapies; D.Cain.- PART III: WHAT CLIENTS BRING TO THERAPY.- Person-Centered Psychotherapy and Counselling with Children and Young People; M.Behr, D.Hölldampf & S.McGinnis.- Couples and Families; C.J.O'Leary & M.B.Johns.- Older Adults; A.Washburn & S.Humboldt.- Grief and Bereavement; D.Larson.- Clients with Contact-Impaired Functioning; D.Van Werde & G.Prouty.- Working with Difficult and Fragile Process; L.Carrick & S.Joseph.- A Person-Centred Approach to Addiction Treatment; J.Roland Fleck.- PART IV: PROFESSIONAL ISSUES.- Setting up Practice and the Therapeutic Framework; R.Worsley.- Assessment and Formulation; E.Gillon.- Ethics in Practice in Person-Centered Therapy; G.Proctor & S.Keys.- Counselling Across Difference and Diversity; C.Lago & T.Hirai.- Supervision; E.Lambers.- Research; R.Elliott.- Social Change and Cultural Leadership; M.O'Hara.- Resources; R.J.Takens.