An essential new guide for any person-centred trainee or practitioner, this book explores some of the key contemporary counselling and psychotherapy approaches that have developed from classical client-centred therapy. Part One discusses five approaches including Classic Client-Centred Therapy; Relational and Dialogical Person-Centred Therapy; Focusing-Oriented Therapy; Experiential Therapy; Emotion Focussed Therapy and Person-Centred Expressive therapy.
Each approach is introduced, considered in terms of its history, development, current context and relevant research, as well as exemplified through a range of inspiring vignettes. Part Two brings readers up-to-date with recent developments in the application of person-centred practice, including creative approaches, transcultural counselling, work with people who've experienced trauma as well as those who are experiencing limitations to their ability.
Written by leading UK-based and international authors, this authoritative and thought-provoking book is a must read for anyone keen to understand the many approaches of person-centred therapy.
Paul Wilkins is Senior Lecturer in the Centre for Human Communication, Manchester Metropolitan University. He publications include Personal and Professional Development for Counsellors (London, SAGE Publications), Psychodrama (London, SAGE Publications).
Person-Centred and Experiential Psychotherapies in the 21st Century - Paul Wilkins Theory into Practice - . Classical Client-Centred Therapy - Paul Wilkins Relational and Dialogical Aspects of Person-Centred Therapeutic Practice - Steve Cox Focusing Oriented Therapy: How the Body Leads the Way at the Edge of Impasse - Glenn Fleisch Experiential Therapy - Graham Westwell Emotion-Focused Therapy - Rhonda Goldman and Jeanne Watson Person-Centred Expressive Arts Therapy: An Experiential Psychology of Self-Realization - Terri Goslin-Jones and Sue Ann Herron Further Developments in Person-Centred Practice - . Creativity in Private Practice - Tracey Walshaw Client-Centred Therapy and Post-traumatic Growth - David Murphy and Stephen Joseph Person-centred Work with People Experiencing Disability - Connie Johnson Person-Centred Approach to Transcultural Issues in Therapy - Colin Lago