Developing Person-Centred Counselling (Developing Counselling series)

Developing Person-Centred Counselling (Developing Counselling series)

by Dave Mearns (Author), Dave Mearns (Author)

Synopsis

'This is a useful book for those who use person-centred counselling in their practice, or who are training to become person-centred counsellors' - Counselling and Psychotherapy, the Journal of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Developing Person-Centred Counselling, Second Edition is designed to help counsellors improve their skills within the person-centred approach. Written by Dave Mearns, leading person-centred expert and bestselling author, the Second Edition has been fully revised and updated taking account of developments in person-centred practice. With new chapters on growth and transference, the book covers the subjects which are central to person-centred training: } the core conditions } therapeutic alliance } development of the counsellor } therapeutic process } the person-centred approach in relation to psychopathology. Supported by case material and examples from practice, each part of the book presents the counsellor with practical, and often challenging ideas, which encourage him/her to think carefully about his/her practice and how to improve it. Developing Person-Centred Counselling, Second Edition is a highly practical and inspiring resource for trainees and practitioners alike.

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 176
Edition: 1
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Published: 08 Sep 1994

ISBN 10: 0803989822
ISBN 13: 9780803989825

Media Reviews
`Each chapter has a key point pr[ac]ecis which acts as an excellent aide memoire. Throughout the book, the author includes snippets from actual case histories which elucidate his theme... Some of this book exposes new territory in person-centred counselling while other parts introduce the reader to the very latest issues tackled in intensive person-centred counselling training... This is a useful book for those who use person-centred counselling in their practice, or who are training to become person-centred counsellors' - Counselling, The Journal of the British Association for Counselling

`Simply stated and reliable... each of the 30 chapters is brief, punchy, illustrated with examples and punctuated with a short summary box. The coverage of the book is broad... [it] is written for training and practising person-centred counsellors, for whom many of the issues covered will be personally and clinically relevant' - Clinical Psychology Forum

`I found myself fascinated, riveted by the accessibility of the prose and format, and, most importantly, splendidly re-engaged with the person-centred approach... The book will prove most useful to practitioners and students of the person-centred approach to counselling, but those from other orientations might also be agreeably surprised by its depth and by Mearns', dare I say, analytical approach to his subject. I found his style of writing intelligent and clearly set out and, whilst thoroughly academic, it included lots of good clinical evidence and cameos... there is nothing vague or highly idealised, but rather a set of clear thinking, rigorous chapters that make it a most worthwhile addition to the current counselling literature' - Self & Society

Author Bio
Dave Mearns is formerly Director of the Counselling Unit and Professor of Counselling at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. Dave is author or co-author of four other counselling books published by SAGE: Person-Centred Counselling in Action, Second Edition, Experiences of Counselling in Action, Person-Centred Counselling Training and Person-Centred Therapy Today: New Frontiers in Theory and Practice.