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    Description'This is a useful book for those who use person-centred counselling in their practice, or who are training to become person-centred counsellors' - Counselling and Psychotherapy, the Journal of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Developing Person-Centred Counselling, Second Edition is designed to help counsellors improve their skills within the person-centred approach. Written by Dave Mearns, leading person-centred expert and bestselling author, the Second Edition has been fully revised and updated taking account of developments in person-centred practice. With new chapters on growth and transference, the book covers the subjects which are central to person-centred training: } the core conditions } therapeutic alliance } development of the counsellor } therapeutic process } the person-centred approach in relation to psychopathology. Supported by case material and examples from practice, each part of the book presents the counsellor with practical, and often challenging ideas, which encourage him/her to think carefully about his/her practice and how to improve it.Developing Person-Centred Counselling, Second Edition is a highly practical and inspiring resource for trainees and practitioners alike.


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    Title
    Developing Person-centred Counselling
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Dave Mearns
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 144
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 214 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 200 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780761949695
    ISBN 10: 0761949690
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SOC
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 20
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.3
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    Ingram Subject Code: PS
    Libri: I-PS
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17400
    LC classification: BF
    B&T General Subject: 670
    DC22: 616.8914
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 03
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: JKSN2
    DC21: 361.06
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: PSY040000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: PSY010000, PSY045020
    Sage Categories:
    Thema V1.0: JKSN2, JMAN
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Publisher
    Sage Publications Ltd
    Imprint name
    Sage Publications Ltd
    Publication date
    24 February 2003
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Dave Mearns is formerly Director of the Counselling Unit and Professor of Counselling at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. Dave is author or co-author of four other counselling books published by SAGE: Person-Centred Counselling in Action, Second Edition, Experiences of Counselling in Action, Person-Centred Counselling Training and Person-Centred Therapy Today: New Frontiers in Theory and Practice.
    Review quote
    'This is a useful book for those who use person-centred counselling in their practice, or who are training to become person-centred counsellors' - Counselling and Psychotherapy, the Journal of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
    Table of contents
    Introduction PART ONE: EXTENDING THE THERAPEUTIC CONDITIONS Don't Confuse Unconditional Positive Regard with 'Liking' Offering the Client an Engagement at 'Relational Depth' What Is Involved in Offering Wider Contracts to Clients? Extend the Core Conditions to the Whole of Your Client - Introducing 'Configurations' of Self Don't Get 'Hooked on Growth' PART TWO: THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE COUNSELLOR Counsellor 'Paralysis' Diagnosis and Treatment Beware of the Need to Appear 'Clever' 'Burn-Out' and How to Avoid It Personal Therapy Is Not Enough What to Do If You Are Not Perfect Using the Large Unstructured Group to Develop Congruence in Person-Centred Training Developing a Spiritual Discipline - with Brian Thorne PART THREE: THE THERAPEUTIC ALLIANCE You Do Not Need to Be an 'Expert' on the Client Group or Issue to Work Expertly with the Client Be 'Beside' the Client, but Not 'on the Side of' the Client Getting beyond 'Transference' Brief Companionship - with Brian Thorne Becoming Aware of the 'Unspoken Relationship' between Counsellor and Client Tapping the 'Unspoken Relationship' between Counsellor and Client PART FOUR: THE THERAPEUTIC PROCESS Getting the 'Power Dynamic' Right Let the Client's Locus of Evaluation Be the Guide to Your Working Assisting the Client's Focusing Be Aware of and Beware the Dynamics of Self-Concept Change Confronting the Client Trouble-Shooting 'Stuckness' within the Therapeutic Process PART FIVE: PERSON-CENTRED PSYCHOPATHOLOGY The Person-Centred Perspective on Psychopathology - with Elke Lambers The Neurotic Client Borderline Personality Disorder - with Elke Lambers Psychosis - with Elke Lambers Personality Disorder - with Elke Lambers An Introduction to Client-Centred Pre-Therapy - with Dion Van Werde Dealing with the Possibility of Psychotic Content in a Seemingly Congruent Communication - with Dion Van Werde