Person-Centred Therapy: A European Perspective

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Overview

This book brings together up-to-date contributions to the development of person-centred theory and practice from leading European practitioners.

The book makes available for the first time in English some of the most significant theoretical ideas and practical applications of a distinguished group of contributors at the cutting edge of the approach. It also gives a valuable insight into a vibrant professional network whose members are making a significant impact on the European world of counselling and psychotherapy. Covering a wide range of person-centred issues, the book provides unique and challenging material that will act as a springboard for debate at many levels between experienced practitioners, supervisors, trainers and trainees.

The diverse contributions reflect the vitality and originality of person-centred therapists throughout the European continent and the book will be of immense heuristic value as well as practical relevance.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761951544
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 1/4/1999
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 9.42 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet the Author

Brian Thorne is Emeritus Professor of Counselling at the University of East Anglia and a Founder Member of The Norwich Centre for Personal and Professional Development. He is also a Professor of Education in the College of Teachers and co-author (with Dave Mearns) of the bestselling books, Person-Centred Counselling in Action, Second Edition (SAGE, 1999) and Person-Centred Therapy Today (SAGE, 2000).
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Table of Contents

The Person-Centred Approach in Europe - Brian Thorne
Its History and Current Significance
PART ONE: THEORY
Person-Centred Theory as a System of Meaning - Martin van Kalmthout
Unconditional Positive Regard and Its Spiritual Implications - Campbell Purton
'On Becoming a Person-Centred Approach' - Peter F Schmid
A Person-Centred Understanding of the Person
Personality Change and the Concept of the Self - Martin van Kalmthout
From Non-Directive to Experiential - Germain Lietaer
A Paradigm Unfolding
'Face to Face' - The Art of Encounter - Peter F Schmid
Empowerment or Collusion? The Social Context of Person-Centred Therapy - Sarah Hawtin and Judy Moore
On the Development of the Person in Relationships - Eva-Maria Biermann-Ratjen
Incongruence and Psychopathology - Eva-Maria Biermann-Ratjen
PART TWO: PRACTICE
Focusing - Mia Leijssen
Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Conditions of Growth
Client-Centred Therapy for Adolescents - Lidwien Geertjens and Olga Waaldijk
An Interactional Point of View
A Person-Centred Perspective on Leadership and Team-Building - Leif J Braaten
'Anchorage' as a Core Concept in Working with Psychotic People - Dion Van Werde
The Relevance of a Phenomenological Attitude when Working with Psychotic People - Chris Deleu and Dion Van Werde
Empathy and Empathy Development with Psychotic Clients - Ute Binder
Postscript - Brian Thorne
Person-Centred Therapy: An International Force
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