By exploring various ways to assimilate recent progressive developments and to renew its vital links with its radical roots, Re-Visioning Person-Centred Therapy: Theory and Practice of a Radical Paradigm takes a fresh look at this revolutionary therapeutic approach.
Bringing together leading figures in PCT and new writers from around the world, the essays in this book create fertile links with phenomenology, meditation and spirituality, critical theory, contemporary thought and culture, and philosophy of science. In doing so, they create an outline that renews and re-visions person-centred therapy's radical paradigm, providing fertile material in both theory and practice.
Shot through with clinical studies, vignettes and in-depth discussions on aspects of theory, Re-Visioning Person-Centred Therapy will be stimulating reading for therapists in training and practice, as well as those interested in the development of PCT.
Manu Bazzano is a psychotherapist and supervisor in private practice. He has studied eastern contemplative practices since 1980. He is the author and editor of many books, including Zen and Therapy, After Mindfulness and Nietzsche and Psychotherapy. A visiting lecturer at the University of Roehampton, London, he facilitates workshops and seminars internationally. He is editor of Person-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapy and associate editor of Self & Society.
Introduction Manu Bazzano Tribute to Fedor E. Vasilyuk Tatiana Karyagina and Fedor Shankov Part I Some kinds of love: person-centred therapy and the relational dimension Chapter 1 Therapy as an accident waiting to happen Julie Webb Chapter 2 The psychotherapeutic encounter as a political act of micro-multitude Claudio Rud Chapter 3 Beauty and the Cyborg Manu Bazzano Chapter 4 Walking backwards towards the future: reclaiming the radical roots - and future - of person-centred therapy Keith Tutor Chapter 5 Ethics and the person-centered approach: a dialogue with radical alterity Emanuel Meireles Vieira and Francisco Pablo Huascar Aragao Pinheiro Part II The politics of experience Chapter 6 Dialectics of person and experiencing Tatiana Karyagina and Fedor E. Vasilyuk Chapter 7 Actualizing tendency, organismic wisdom and understanding the world Salvador Moreno-Lopez Chapter 8 Person-centred approach as discursivity and person-centred therapy as heterotopic practice Pavlos Zarogiannis Chapter 9 Client-centered: an ethical therapy Bert Rice and Kathryn A. Moon Chapter 10 Experiencing and the person-centred approach Nikolaos Kypriotakis Chapter 11 Experiential-existential psychotherapy: deepening existence, engaging with life Siebrecht Vanhooren Part III Person-centred therapy and spirituality Chapter 12 From the scientific to the mystical in the work of Carl Rogers Michael Sivori Chapter 13 Living from the `formative tendency': `cosmic congruence' Judy Moore Chapter 14"A kind of liking which has strength" (Carl Rogers): does person-centred therapy facilitate through love? Peter F. Schmid Part IV Person-centred learning and training Chapter 15 Enter centre stage, the case study... Deborah A. Lee Chapter 16 Sheep of tomorrow Manu Bazzano Chapter 17 What do I know and how do I know it?: theories of knowledge and the person-centred approach Dot Clark Chapter 18 The empathor's new clothes: when person-centered practices and evidence-based claims collide Blake Griffin Edwards Part V Challenging some aspects of person-centred practice Chapter 19 Challenging snoopervision: how can person-centered practitioners offer new alternatives to the fracturing of the person in the supervision relationship? Zoe Krupka Chapter 20 Re-visioning person-centred research Jo Hilton and Seamus Prior Chapter 21 Psychopathology and the future of person-centred therapy Andrew Schiller Chapter 22 Presence: the fourth condition Sarton Weinraub Chapter 23 A place in which everything can go Darran Biles Chapter 24 A person-centred political critique of current discourses in post-traumatic stress disorder and post-traumatic growth Deborah A. Lee