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Practicing Client-Centered Therapy: Selected Writings of Barbara Temaner-Brodley

by Kathryn A Moon, Marjorie Witty, Barry Grant and Bert Rice PCCS Books
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An edited collection of works by this extraordinary practitioner and brilliant theoretical writer. Barbara Temaner Brodley's writings will serve several audiences: novice client-centered therapists who want to learn how to do client-centered therapy; anyone who wants to learn the first steps of how to be with a client; experienced client-centered therapists who are aware of the depth and complexity of this approach and want to continue exploring theoretical and practice issues; educators who want to teach a clear distillation of Rogers' theory and practice in relation to other theories and practices.

Forewords 1 Why do I want to be a therapist? Memo to John Shlien 2 A Chicago client-centered therapy: Nondirective and nonexperiential 3 Why are there so few client-centered therapists when so many people around the world acknowledge Carl Rogers' influence? The Ethical Foundation of Client-Centered Therapy 4 Ethics in psychotherapy 5 The nondirective attitude in client-centered therapy 6 Client-centered values limit the application of research findings: An issue for discussion The Theory of Client-Centered Therapy 7 Congruence and its relation to communication in client-centered therapy 8 Empathic understanding and feelings in client-centered therapy 9 Unconditional positive regard as communicated through verbal behavior in client-centered therapy (with C. Schneider) 10 Personal presence in client-centered therapy 11 The actualizing tendency concept in client-centered theory Implementation of the Values and Attitudes in an Expressive Client-Centered Therapy 12 The empathic understanding response process 13 Client-centered: An expressive therapy 14 Criteria for making empathic responses in client-centered therapy 15 Reasons for responses expressing the therapist's frame of reference in client-centered therapy 16 Considerations when responding to questions and requests in client-centered therapy 17 The therapeutic clinical interview: Guidelines for beginning practice 18 Can one use techniques and still be client-centered? (with A. F. Brody) 19 An introduction to the application of client-centered theory to therapy with two persons together 20 Client-centered couple therapy 21 Summary of an interview with Barbara Temaner Brodley: Views of the nondirective attitude in couple and family therapy (Noriko Motomasa) 22 Email to Maureen O'Hara on brief therapy Distinguishing Client-Centered Therapy 23 Client-centered and experiential: Two different therapies 24 Concerning "transference," "counter transference," and other psychoanalytically developed concepts from a client/person-centered perspective 25 Some observations of Carl Rogers' behavior in therapy interviews 26 Observations of empathic understanding in two client-centered therapists Session Transcripts 27 Client-centered demonstration interview 2 with Alejandra 28 Client-centered demonstration interview 3 with Alejandra 29 Client-centered demonstration interview 4 with Alejandra Closing Section 30 Garden of women Historical bibliography

‘A passionate statement on the essence, uniqueness and value of client-centered therapy in its classical form. A challenging, thought-provoking book.’ Germain Lietaer, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
Barbara Temaner Brodley’s (1932 – 2007) graduate teaching, consultation, international workshop presentations and publications have established her as one of the foremost authorities on the theory and practice of client-centered therapy. Brodley received her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in Clinical Psychology and Human Development, where she went on, in the Counseling and Psychotherapy Research Center, to work with contemporaries of Carl Rogers. Barbara’s writings and her work as a therapist and educator continue to have a profound influence on contemporary practitioners and theorists of the client-centered approach to therapy, which honors the creative, resilient, self-realizing capacities of persons.