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Person-Centred Therapy: a European Perspective

by Thorne B and Lambers E SAGE Publications Ltd
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This book brings together up-to-date contributions to the development of person-centred theory and practice from leading European practitioners.The book makes available for the first time in English some of the most significant theoretical ideas and practical applications of a distinguished group of contributors at the cutting edge of the approach. It also gives a valuable insight into a vibrant professional network whose members are making a significant impact on the European world of counselling and psychotherapy. Covering a wide range of person-centred issues, the book provides unique and challenging material that will act as a springboard for debate at many levels between experienced practitioners, supervisors, trainers and trainees.The diverse contributions reflect the vitality and originality of person-centred therapists throughout the European continent and the book will be of immense heuristic value as well as practical relevance.

The Person-Centred Approach in Europe - Brian Thorne
Its History and Current Significance
Person-Centred Theory as a System of Meaning - Martin van Kalmthout
Unconditional Positive Regard and Its Spiritual Implications - Campbell Purton
`On Becoming a <i>Person</i>-Centred Approach' - Peter F Schmid
A Person-Centred Understanding of the Person
Personality Change and the Concept of the Self - Martin van Kalmthout
From Non-Directive to Experiential - Germain Lietaer
A Paradigm Unfolding
`Face to Face' - The Art of Encounter - Peter F Schmid
Empowerment or Collusion? The Social Context of Person-Centred Therapy - Sarah Hawtin and Judy Moore
On the Development of the Person in Relationships - Eva-Maria Biermann-Ratjen
Incongruence and Psychopathology - Eva-Maria Biermann-Ratjen
Focusing - Mia Leijssen
Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Conditions of Growth
Client-Centred Therapy for Adolescents - Lidwien Geertjens and Olga Waaldijk
An Interactional Point of View
A Person-Centred Perspective on Leadership and Team-Building - Leif J Braaten
`Anchorage' as a Core Concept in Working with Psychotic People - Dion Van Werde
The Relevance of a Phenomenological Attitude when Working with Psychotic People - Chris Deleu and Dion Van Werde
Empathy and Empathy Development with Psychotic Clients - Ute Binder
Postscript - Brian Thorne
Person-Centred Therapy: An International Force

`In this scholarly book, Brian Thorne and Elke Lambers have gathered together significant contributions to the advancement of person-centred theory and practice from leading exponents of the approach in Austria, Belgium, Germany, The Netherlands, Norway and the United Kingdom.... I found the book both stimulating and challenging. The insight it offers into working with "difficult" clients is invaluable and the sections on theory stretched me in my understanding of the approach. I strongly recommend it to anyone from within or without the person-centred tradition who wants to achieve a real understanding of the approach "post Rogers" and get to grips with the vibrancy and vitality of person-centred thought in Europe' - Counselling and Psychotherapy, The Journal of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

`[This book] stimulates reflection.... I would recommend it for both students and therapists' - Counselling Psychology Review

`Those with an interest in working with adolescents, leadership and team building, and focusing will find riches a-plenty. This book is a treasure-trove that I can recommend to person-centred and non-person-centred trainers and practitioners alike without reservation, in the certain knowledge that they will be enriched by it' - Person-Centred Practice

`People commited to the person-centred approach will find this book stimulating, and one that is likely to provoke some internal arguments as they read it. Others, whose understanding of Rogers begins and ends with `the core conditions' will find new perspectives and an unsuspected depth here' - British Journal of Guidance & Counselling

Professor Brian Thorne is the Emeritus Professor of Counselling at the University of East Anglia where he was previously Director of Counselling and of the Centre for Counselling Studies.