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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Relational Depth

New Perspectives and Developments

ISBN 9780230279391
Publication Date January 2013
Formats Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave

This wide-ranging text explores how relational depth is experienced by therapists and clients, how it can best be conceptualized and key messages from the latest research. Bringing together inspiring case studies and practical strategies, this is an essential text for counseling trainees and practitioners wanting to work at relational depth.

ROSANNE KNOX is a Counselling service manager for a national children's charity, and a Person-Centred Therapist in private practice in the UK.

DAVID MURPHY is a Lecturer in Counselling and Trauma Studies at the University of Nottingham, UK.

SUSAN WIGGINS is a Person-Centred Therapist in private practice in the UK.

MICK COOPER is a Professor of Counselling at the School of Psychological Sciences and Health at the University of Strathclyde, UK.

Preface; D.Mearns
Introduction; R.Knox, D.Murphy, S.WigginsM.Cooper
PART I: EXPERIENCES AND EVIDENCE OF RELATIONAL DEPTH
Relational Depth: What the Evidence is Telling Us; M.Cooper
Clients' Experiences of Relational Depth; R.Knox
PART II: RELATIONAL DEPTH IN PRACTICE
Relational Depth with Children and Young People; S.Hawkins
Relational Depth with Clients with Learning Difficulties; E.McLeod
Working at Relational Depth with Trauma Clients; D.Maxwell & D.Murphy
Relational Depth in Short Term Work; P.McGahey
Relational Depth in Group Work; G.Wyatt
PART III: PROFESSIONAL ISSUES
Diversity Issues and Relational Depth; C.Lago
Relational Depth in Supervision; E.Lambert
Training Therapists to Meet Clients at Relational Depth; M.Cooper
PART IV: DEVELOPMENTS AND CRITIQUES
Assessing Relational Depth: The Relational Depth Inventory; S.Wiggins
Mutuality and Relational Depth; D.Murphy
Being and Doing; S.Geller
Meeting at Relational Depth in Psychiatric Settings: A Critical Perspective; H.Middleton
Relational Depth and the Transpersonal; J.Rowan
Active Responsiveness: Person-Centred Psychotherapy a Critical Perspective; P.Schmid
Conclusion; R.Knox, D.Murphy, S.WigginsM.Cooper

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This authoritative text brings together state-of-the-art research and theory, and is an excellent addition to, and development of, the notion of relational depth.' - Sheila Haugh, Senior Lecturer, Metanoia Institute, UK
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