Developing Person-centred Counselling: Second Edition

Author(s) : Dave Mearns

Developing Person-centred Counselling: Second Edition

Book Details

  • Publisher : Sage
  • Published : 2003
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 240
  • Category :
  • Catalogue No : 5818
  • ISBN 13 : 9780761949695
  • ISBN 10 : 0761949690

Reviews and Endorsements

With new chapters on growth and transference, the book covers the subjects which are central to person-centred training: The core conditions; therapeutic alliance; development of the counsellor; therapeutic process; the person-centred approach in relation to psychopathology.

Contents: Introduction / EXTENDING THE THERAPEUTIC CONDITIONS / Don't confuse unconditional positive regard with 'liking' / Offering the client an engagement at 'relational depth' / What is involved in offering wider contracts to clients? / Extent the core conditions to the whole of your client - introducing 'configurations' of self / Don't get 'hooked on growth' / THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE COUNSELLOR / Counsellor 'paralysis': diagnosis and treatment / Beware the need to appear 'clever' / 'Burn-out' and how to avoid it / Personal therapy is not enough / What to do if you are not perfect / Using the large unstructured group to develop congruence in person-centred training / with Brian Thorne Developing a spiritual discipline / THE THERAPEUTIC ALLIANCE / You do not need to be an 'expert' on the client group or issue to work expertly with the client / Be 'beside' the client, but not 'on the side of' the client / Getting beyond 'transference' / with Brian Thorne Brief companionship / Becoming aware of the 'unspoken relationship' between counsellor and client / Tapping the 'unspoken relationship' between counsellor and client / THE THERAPEUTIC PROCESS / Getting the 'power dynamic' right / Let the client's locus of evaluation be the guide to your working / Assisting the client's focusing / Be aware of and beware the dynamics of self-concept change / Confronting the client / Trouble-shooting 'stuckness' within the therapeutic process / PERSON-CENTRED PSYCHOPATHOLOGY / with Elke Lambers The person-centred perspective on psychopathology: The neurotic client / with Elke Lambers Borderline personality disorder / with Elke Lambers Psychosis / with Elke Lambers Personality disorder / with Dion Van Werde An introduction to client-centred pre-therapy / with Dion Van Werde Dealing with the possibility of psychotic content in a seemingly congruent communication.

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