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The Person-Centred Approach : A Contemporary Introduction - Louise Embleton Tudor

The Person-Centred Approach

A Contemporary Introduction

Paperback Published: 8th March 2004
ISBN: 9781403902276
Number Of Pages: 324

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In this essential text, the highly regarded Temenos team present a new introduction to the person-centred approach for the twenty-first century. Giving a broad and unbiased account, they illustrate how the approach has developed since the death of Carl Rogers and explore how the person-centred philosophy can be an effective working model for both counselling and psychotherapy and for understanding, living and working in a complex contemporary world. The Person-Centred Approach is essential reading for trainees, whether new to counselling or more experienced, and is a vital resource for practitioners wishing to keep at the forefront of the latest developments in the field.

'..a wonderfully fresh take on some of the old nuggets of PC theory as well as developing the approach into newer areas. The authors are to be very warmly congratulated for this major new contribution to both British and international writing on and from within the PCA.' - Ian Carty, Department of Social, Community& Health Studies, University of Hertfordshire 'There is a lot of material being published on the person-centred approach, and it is heartening to discover in this title a focus on the application of the person-centred approach to a variety of settings and relationships.' - Richard Bryant-Jefferies, Healthcare Counselling and Psychotherapy Journal 'This is an impressive and very wide ranging introduction to the Person Centred Approach. It not only introduces the approach but adds new dimensions to the theory and new extensions of it into practice, reaching well beyond the counselling room walls.' - www.counsellingresource.com

List of Figures and Boxp. xi
Acknowledgementsp. xii
Introductionp. 1
Why another book on the person-centred approach?p. 1
Why an introductory book?p. 4
The process and structure of the bookp. 6
First Principlesp. 11
First Principlesp. 13
The philosophical values of the person-centred approach: roots and affinitiesp. 14
Personal philosophyp. 20
A brief history of the approachp. 21
Contextp. 22
Theoretical scopep. 23
Key conceptsp. 25
The Person in Therapyp. 35
A brief history of the person-centred approach to therapyp. 35
A theory of therapyp. 36
The context of therapy and its boundariesp. 48
Psychoanalytic understandingsp. 53
On Becoming a Therapistp. 62
Becoming a therapistp. 62
Being a therapistp. 76
Belonging as a therapistp. 77
The Personp. 81
On Becoming a Personp. 83
'The child is father of the man'p. 84
The grandfathers and grandmothers: stage theories of child developmentp. 85
The next generation: process theories of child developmentp. 89
Postulated characteristics of the human infantp. 91
The social, self-regulating infantp. 94
Personalityp. 99
Other human needs and developmentsp. 99
Personality theoryp. 106
The Person in Contextp. 113
Human beings in context: context in human beingsp. 113
Differentiation, integration and introjectionp. 115
Oppressionp. 118
Equal opportunities and anti-oppressive practicep. 122
Personal powerp. 125
Implications and Applicationsp. 129
Person to Personp. 131
A brief history of relationshipp. 131
Becoming partners: threads of permanence and enrichmentp. 134
Dedication and commitmentp. 135
Communicationp. 139
The dissolution of rolesp. 144
Becoming a separate selfp. 145
Parent and Childp. 150
Parenting: the adult is parent to the childp. 150
Psychology, psychotherapy and parentingp. 153
Person-centred approaches to parentingp. 155
Filial therapyp. 159
Freedom to Learnp. 163
Education: a person-centred perspectivep. 163
Education and schoolingp. 173
Life-long learningp. 183
The Person of Today--and Tomorrowp. 191
The person of tomorrow--and todayp. 191
Citizenshipp. 193
Justicep. 196
Peacep. 201
Beyond the Individual, Beyond Therapyp. 211
Couplep. 213
The couple and the systemp. 213
Couples therapyp. 215
Groupp. 220
Group encounterp. 221
Group as organismp. 223
Group facilitationp. 225
Communityp. 230
Communities for learningp. 231
Community-buildingp. 235
Community, networks and networkingp. 236
Community as therapeuticp. 238
Organisationp. 242
Organism and organisationp. 243
Organisational development: a person-centred perspectivep. 244
Organisational culture and relationshipsp. 250
Facilitation and leadershipp. 254
Environmentp. 263
From system to ecosystemp. 264
Organism and tendenciesp. 266
Necessary and sufficient conditions for growth and changep. 267
A non-directive attitudep. 271
Rogers' Nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize, 1987p. 275
Referencesp. 278
About the Authorsp. 304
Author Indexp. 307
Subject Indexp. 312
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ISBN: 9781403902276
ISBN-10: 1403902275
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 324
Published: 8th March 2004
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 16.0  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1