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Person-Centred Therapy : A Clinical Philosophy - Keith Tudor

Person-Centred Therapy

A Clinical Philosophy

Paperback Published: 1st February 2006
ISBN: 9781583911242
Number Of Pages: 305

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The person-centred approach is one of the most popular, enduring and respected approaches to psychotherapy and counselling. Person-Centred Therapy returns to its original formulations to define it as radically different from other self-oriented therapies.

Keith Tudor and Mike Worrall draw on a wealth of experience as practitioners, a deep knowledge of the approach and its history, and a broad and inclusive awareness of other approaches. This significant contribution to the advancement of person-centred therapy:

  • Examines the roots of person-centred thinking in existential, phenomenological and organismic philosophy.
  • Locates the approach in the context of other approaches to psychotherapy and counselling.
  • Shows how recent research in areas such as neuroscience support the philosophical premises of person-centred therapy.
  • Challenges person-centred therapists to examine their practice in the light of the history and philosophical principles of the approach.

Person-Centred Therapy offers new and exciting perspectives on the process and practice of therapy, and will encourage person-centred practitioners to think about their work in deeper and more sophisticated ways.

Series prefacep. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Person-centred therapy: Location, relation and integrationp. 3
The nature, place and use of theoryp. 5
Back to the futurep. 7
The thesis of the book: Clinical philosophyp. 8
Structure of the bookp. 10
Philosophyp. 13
Rogers' use of philosophical termsp. 18
Philosophical influences on Rogersp. 22
Reading Rogers from contemporary viewpointsp. 30
Language and metaphorp. 40
Organismp. 45
History, knowledge and philosophyp. 47
Process philosophy and the philosophy of the organismp. 49
The nature and qualities of the organismp. 51
Tendenciesp. 85
The organism's tendency to actualisep. 86
Self-actualisationp. 89
Questions raised by other viewpointsp. 91
The formative tendencyp. 97
Selfp. 101
Rogers' concept of selfp. 104
A brief history of selfp. 112
The self in person-centred literaturep. 125
Organism and selfp. 132
Personp. 136
The philosophy and psychology of personsp. 137
Rogers' concepts of the personp. 141
Personalityp. 147
Alienationp. 155
Authenticity and alienation, health and illness, order and disorderp. 156
Process differentiationp. 163
Organismic disorganisationp. 166
Self disorder, personality disorderp. 171
Environmental pressp. 187
Conditionsp. 190
Psychological contactp. 191
Client incongruencep. 193
Congruencep. 195
Unconditional positive regardp. 201
Empathic understandingp. 204
Client perceptionp. 208
Other conditionsp. 210
The conditions: An holistic viewp. 212
Processp. 219
The process conception of psychotherapyp. 222
Process and outcomep. 226
Therapeutic relatingp. 231
Environmentp. 243
Person-centred therapy: Environmental understandingsp. 244
Person-centred therapy as an integrative therapyp. 250
Final reflectionp. 252
Appendicesp. 254
Referencesp. 263
Author indexp. 295
Subject indexp. 301
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ISBN: 9781583911242
ISBN-10: 1583911243
Series: Advancing Theory in Therapy
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 305
Published: 1st February 2006
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.49
Edition Number: 1

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