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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

The Handbook of Person-Centred Psychotherapy and Counselling

Edition 2nd Edition
ISBN 9780230280496
Publication Date June 2013
Formats Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave

Building on the success of the first edition, this substantially revised and extended new edition is set to remain the most in-depth and wide-ranging book available on person-centred psychotherapy and counselling.

The book is thoroughly updated to reflect the latest trends in theory and practice:

• It extends its coverage of professional settings and applications, including brand new chapters on children, older people, arts-based therapies, addiction and bereavement.

• It engages systematically with urgent contemporary issues, such as evidence-based practice, political and medical discourses, and theoretical integration.

• It uses case illustrations, therapist-client dialogues, points of reflection and further resources to bring person-centred therapy to life for the reader, in a user-friendly way.

• It includes contributions by an increasingly extensive group of writers, thinkers, teachers and practitioners.

MICK COOPER is Professor of Counselling at the University of Strathclyde, UK.
MAUREEN O'HARA is Professor of Psychology at National University, La Jolla, California, USA.
PETER F. SCHMID is Chair of the Person-Centred Department at the Sigmund Freud University, Vienna and works at the University of Graz and the Institute for Person-Centred Studies in Vienna, Austria.
Arthur C. Bohart is Emeritus Professor at California State University, Dominguez Hills, USA.

Preface; M.Cooper, M.O'Hara, P.F.Schmid & A.Bohart
Person-Centred Therapy Today; M.Cooper, M.O'Hara, P.Schmid & A.Bohart
The Basic Conditions of the Facilitative Therapeutic Relationship; C.Rogers
Origins and Unfolding; G.T.Barrett-Lennard
Family of Person-Centred and Experiential Therapies; P.Sanders
Ethical and Relational Foundations; P.F.Schmid
The Actualising Person; A.Bohart
Phenomenological Foundations; M.Cooper & A.Bohart
Developmental and Personality Theory; M.Cooper
Spiritual Dimensions; M.van Kalmthout
Psychological Contact; G. Wyatt
Empathy; E.Freire
Unconditional Positive Regard; J.D.Bozarth
Congruence; J.Cornelius-White
Therapeutic Presence; S.Geller
Working with Groups; P.F.Schmid & M.O'Hara
Person-Centered Expressive Arts Therapy: Connecting Body, Mind, and Spirit; N.Rogers
Integration In Person-Centered Psychotherapies; D.Cain
Person-Centered Psychotherapy and Counselling with Children and Young People; M.Behr, D.Hölldampf & S.McGinnis
Couples and Families; C.J.O'Leary & M.B.Johns
Older Adults; A.Washburn & S.Humboldt
Grief and Bereavement; D.Larson
Clients with Contact-Impaired Functioning; D.Van Werde & G.Prouty
Working with Difficult and Fragile Process; L.Carrick & S.Joseph
A Person-Centred Approach to Addiction Treatment; J.Roland Fleck
Setting up Practice and the Therapeutic Framework; R.Worsley
Assessment and Formulation; E.Gillon
Ethics in Practice in Person-Centered Therapy; G.Proctor & S.Keys
Counselling Across Difference and Diversity; C.Lago & T.Hirai
Supervision; E.Lambers
Research; R.Elliott
Social Change and Cultural Leadership; M.O'Hara
Resources; R.J.Takens.


Praise for the first edition:'A Who's Who of contemporary person-centred thinkers and practitioners. This handbook will be the standard reference work in the area.' – William B. Stiles, Professor of Clinical Psychology, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, USA 'So comprehensive is this handbook, that if students of the person-centred approach could only afford to buy themselves one book, then they would do well to make it this one.' - Therapy TodayThis is a truly exhilarating, inspiring and provocative volume.' - Person-Centred Quarterly
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