Developing Person-Centred Counselling
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`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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Product details

  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 138 x 216 x 12.45mm | 250g
  • Thousand Oaks, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0761949690
  • 9780761949695
  • 71,530

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
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`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
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About Dave Mearns

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.
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