The Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy Handbook: Origins, Developments and Current Applications
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From the origins of Carl Rogers' person-centred approach to the cutting-edge developments of therapy today, The Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy Handbook charts the journey of an ambitious vision to its successful reality. In this book, Lago and Charura bring together history, theory, research and practice to deliver a complete and unique perspective on the person-centred approach.
Key topics include:
* The groundbreaking journey of PCA's early decades, spearheaded by Carl Rogers* Developments and extensions of the original theory and practice* The influence of PCA in developing new therapies and practice* The frontier of contemporary PCA, and therapists' work with client groups of difference and diversity
With its broad view that explores the origins, variations and applications of PCA, The Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy Handbook gives a comprehensive overview of the knowledge required and the issues faced by practitioners, making it an important resource for the seasoned and training practitioner alike. "This particularly welcome contribution is distinctive in fostering a contemporary, contextualised and transcultural person-centred practice, edited as it is by two leading UK figures in the field of diversity in counselling and psychotherapy."Review in Therapy Today, October 2016
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Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 160 x 230 x 10mm | 648g
  • Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 0335263542
  • 9780335263547
  • 590,795

Table of contents

DedicationsThe Editors and ContributorsForeword: Natalie RogersAcknowledgements
Preface: Colin Lago and Divine Charura
Part One: Origins: The History and Development of the Person Centred Approach (1930's-1980's)
Chapter One: The Phenomenological, Cultural and Historical Antecedents to the Person Centered Approach
Jerold Bozarth.
Chapter Two: Rogers: Rigour, Research and Recordings
Jeffrey Cornelius White and Michelle Ciesielski. Chapter Three: Rogers' Life Trajectory: Fame, Disappointment and a Movement in Focus
Peggy Natiello. Chapter Four: Tenderness in Person-centred Therapy: A Spiritual Dimension?
Jeffrey Leonardi.
Chapter Five: The PCA in other settings
Carol Wolter-Gustafson.
Part Two: Post Rogers: Other contributions to theory and practice of the Person Centred Approach.
Chapter Six: Developing Perspectives and Themes in Person-Centred Theory
Ivan Ellingham and Sheila Haugh.
Chapter Seven: Configurations of Self: A Person Centred Perspective
David Acres.
Chapter Eight: Relational Depth: Theory, Research and Practice
David Murphy.
Chapter Nine: Psychopathology and the Person-Centred Perspective
Rute Brites, Odette Nunes and Joao Hipolito.
Chapter Ten: Difficult Process: Working with Fragile and Dissociated Client Experience
Margaret Warner.
Chapter Eleven: Working with Complex Trauma & Dissociation: Towards an Integration of Person-Centred Perspectives with other Theoretical Approaches
Jo Ringrose.
Chapter Twelve: Journey to the Heart of Person-Centered Psychotherapy: A Belief in Clients' Self-Righting Capacities
Arthur C. Bohart.
Chapter Thirteen: Critiques of Person-Centred Theory - From Within and from Outside the Person-Centred Nation
Keith Tudor.
Chapter Fourteen: Person centred couple and family therapy
Charles O' Leary.
Chapter Fifteen: Group Therapy and therapeutic groups
Stephen Paul.
Part Three: The Emergence of the `Tribes': New theoretical paradigms, practices and research outcomes.
Chapter Sixteen: Emerging Tribes and New Paradigms
Gerhard Stumm.
Chapter Seventeen: Pre-Therapy and working on contact
Dion Van Werde.
Chapter Eighteen: `Focusing' and `Experiencing': Gendlin's early contribution to Client-Centred Theory and its implications for practice
Judy Moore.
Chapter Nineteen: Cutting Edge Person Centred Expressive Arts. Sue Anne Herron and Terri Gosling-Jones. Chapter Twenty: Emotion-Focussed Therapy
Robert Elliot and Leslie Greenberg .
Chapter Twenty One: Research On Person-Centred-Experiential Psychotherapy and Counselling: Summary of the Main Findings
Robert Elliot UK
Part Four: Difference, Diversity and Future Challenges.
Chapter Twenty Two: Exploring applications of the Person Centred Approach in a Middle Eastern context: Emerging theoretical and practice considerations
Justin Hett.
Chapter Twenty Three: The White Therapist: Privilege and Power
Sheila Haugh.
Chapter Twenty Four: Disfigurement, Disability and Diversity: Addressing the visible and invisible challenges to the Person Centred Therapist of these dimensions of client presentation
Suzy Henry.
Chapter Twenty Five: Challenges to Person Centred Theory and Practice from the Perspective of the Therapist from Minority Groups within Society
Val Watson.
Chapter Twenty Six: Thinking about the Other: Conversations and Context
Dot Clark.
Chapter Twenty Seven: On Becoming a Person Centred Therapist for these Contemporary Times: Suggestions for Professional Development in the Context of Diversity
Colin Lago.
Part Five: Person Centred and Experiential Psychotherapies: Current Positioning and Future Possibilities.
Chapter Twenty Eight: Identity Aspects of the Person Centred and Experiential Psychotherapy Family
Germain Lietaer
Chapter Twenty Nine: Person Centred Futures: Surveying the Landscape
Divine Charura and Andrea Uphoff.
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About Colin Lago

Divine Charura is a senior lecturer in psychotherapy at Leeds Beckett University, UK.He is also a UKCP registered Psychotherapist and Supervisor, and an author andeditor of several psychotherapy books, including The Therapeutic Relationship Handbook: Theory and Practice (OpenUniversity Press 2014).

Colin Lago is a Fellow of the BACP and works as an independent therapist, havingworked at Sheffield and De Montfort universities since the late 70s. Writingparticularly within the realm of diversity, he has written and edited manytexts over the years, including TheHandbook of Transcultural Counselling and Psychotherapy (Open UniversityPress 2011).
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