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Brief Person-Centred Therapies

by Keith Tudor SAGE Publications Ltd
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Can the person-centred approach work in time-limited psychotherapy and counselling? This is a question that many practitioners grapple with as demand for brief therapy increases - particularly in the public sector. Brief Person-Centred Therapies is the first book to tackle the subject, bringing together the experience and insights of a leading international team of person-centred therapists.

The book examines the philosophical and theoretical 'fit' between the person-centred approach and brief therapy. It also explores the issues which arise when working briefly in a range of different settings, including primary care, higher education, business, and prison, with couples and groups.

Brief Person-Centred Therapies is essential reading for all person-centred trainees and for practitioners who want to work in services where brief or time-limited work is required or favoured.


Integrative Experiential Psychotherapy in Brief
Getting the Most from the Therapy Hour
Integrating Experiential and Brief Therapy
Trauma Incident Reduction and Metapsychology Techniques
Operationalising Rogerian Theory in a Brief Therapy Practice

Time-Limited, Client-Centered Psychotherapy
One case
Working Sensitively with Time
Person-Centred Therapy in a University Counselling Service
'In the World, But Not Of It'
Person-Centred Counselling in Primary Care
Expert Systems versus Moments of Volatility
A Person-Centred Therapist's View of Employee Assistance Programmes
Overcoming the Effects of An Aggravated Burglary
Trauma Incident Reduction in Practice
Treat Every Session As if it's the Last One
Person-Centred Counselling with Young People in a Young Offenders' Institution
Brief Encounters
Time-Conscious Therapy with Couples
A Process of Transformation
Time-Limited Group Counselling with Women Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse

`A wide-ranging and scholarly book which shows that person-centred therapy is fully alive to the challenges of the 21st century and is breaking new ground both clinically and theoretically. It demolishes convincingly and authoritatively the common criticisms that the approach can only serve an articulate middle-class and is ill-suited to brief and focused work' - Professor Brian Thorne, Emeritus Professor of Counselling, University of East Anglia

`This is a book that the person-centered psychotherapy community has been waiting for...this book opens a creative space in which the ongoing conversation about therapeutic efficacy in times of shrinking resources can be successfully engaged' - Professor Maureen O'Hara, Chair, Department of Psychology, National University, La Jolla, California

Keith Tudor has worked for 25 years in the helping professions in a number of settings. He is a qualified and registered psychotherapist and had a private/independent practice in Sheffield offering therapy, supervision and consultancy. In 1993 he co-founded Temenos, an independent training organisation, which runs courses in person-centred psychotherapy and counselling, and supervision. He is a widely published author in the field of psychotherapy and counselling, and mental health and has published five books including: with Tony Merry, The Dictionary of Person-Centred Psychology (PCCS Books); and with others, Embleton Tudor et al., The Person-Centred Approach: A Contemporary Introduction (Palgrave, 2004). He currently works at the University of Technology, Auckland, and is editor of Politics and Psychotherapy International.