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Person-Centred Therapy
A European Perspective

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January 1999 | 256 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
`In this scholarly book, Thorne and Lambers have gathered together significant contributions to the advancement of person-centred theory and practice from leading exponents of the approach in Austria, Belgium, Germany, The Netherlands, Norway and the United Kingdom.... I found the book both stimulating and challenging. The insight it offers into working with "difficult" clients is invaluable and the sections on theory stretched me in my understanding of the approach. I strongly recommend it to anyone from within or without the person-centred tradition who wants to achieve a real understanding of the approach "post Rogers" and get to grips with the vibrancy and vitality of person-centred thought in Europe' - Counselling and Psychotherapy, The Journal of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

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.


Brian Thorne
The Person-Centred Approach in Europe
Its History and Current Significance

 
 
PART ONE: THEORY
Martin van Kalmthout
Person-Centred Theory as a System of Meaning
Campbell Purton
Unconditional Positive Regard and Its Spiritual Implications
Peter F Schmid
`On Becoming a Person-Centred Approach'
A Person-Centred Understanding of the Person

 
Martin van Kalmthout
Personality Change and the Concept of the Self
Germain Lietaer
From Non-Directive to Experiential
A Paradigm Unfolding

 
Peter F Schmid
`Face to Face' - The Art of Encounter
Sarah Hawtin and Judy Moore
Empowerment or Collusion? The Social Context of Person-Centred Therapy
Eva-Maria Biermann-Ratjen
On the Development of the Person in Relationships
Eva-Maria Biermann-Ratjen
Incongruence and Psychopathology
 
PART TWO: PRACTICE
Mia Leijssen
Focusing
Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Conditions of Growth

 
Lidwien Geertjens and Olga Waaldijk
Client-Centred Therapy for Adolescents
An Interactional Point of View

 
Leif J Braaten
A Person-Centred Perspective on Leadership and Team-Building
Dion Van Werde
`Anchorage' as a Core Concept in Working with Psychotic People
Chris Deleu and Dion Van Werde
The Relevance of a Phenomenological Attitude when Working with Psychotic People
Ute Binder
Empathy and Empathy Development with Psychotic Clients
Brian Thorne
Postscript
Person-Centred Therapy: An International Force

 

`In this scholarly book, Brian Thorne and Elke Lambers have gathered together significant contributions to the advancement of person-centred theory and practice from leading exponents of the approach in Austria, Belgium, Germany, The Netherlands, Norway and the United Kingdom.... I found the book both stimulating and challenging. The insight it offers into working with "difficult" clients is invaluable and the sections on theory stretched me in my understanding of the approach. I strongly recommend it to anyone from within or without the person-centred tradition who wants to achieve a real understanding of the approach "post Rogers" and get to grips with the vibrancy and vitality of person-centred thought in Europe' - Counselling and Psychotherapy, The Journal of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

`[This book] stimulates reflection.... I would recommend it for both students and therapists' - Counselling Psychology Review

`Those with an interest in working with adolescents, leadership and team building, and focusing will find riches a-plenty. This book is a treasure-trove that I can recommend to person-centred and non-person-centred trainers and practitioners alike without reservation, in the certain knowledge that they will be enriched by it' - Person-Centred Practice

`People commited to the person-centred approach will find this book stimulating, and one that is likely to provoke some internal arguments as they read it. Others, whose understanding of Rogers begins and ends with `the core conditions' will find new perspectives and an unsuspected depth here' - British Journal of Guidance & Counselling

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