Person Centred Counselling in Action

This important Fourth Edition maintains the book′s accessibility, clarity and verve whilst incorporating new developments in the approach.

Author: Dave Mearns

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446274721

Category: Psychology

Page: 240

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It is now 25 years since the first edition of Person-Centred Counselling in Action appeared, offering the definitive exposition of the theory and practice of the person-centred approach. Since then the book has supported and inspired hundreds of thousands of trainees and practitioners worldwide. This important Fourth Edition maintains the book's accessibility, clarity and verve whilst incorporating new developments in the approach. John McLeod joins authors Dave Mearns and Brian Thorne to contribute an exciting new chapter on research relevant to the person-centred field. Person-Centred Counselling in Action, Fourth Edition will be an invaluable resource for those embarking on their first stages of training. Well-established practitioners and even seasoned scholars will continue to find much to interest and stimulate them. Dave Mearns is professor of counselling and retired Director of the Counselling Unit of the University of Strathclyde. He has written seven books including Working at Relational Depth in Counselling and Psychotherapy (with Mick Cooper) and is co-editor of the international journal, Person-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapies. Brian Thorne is Emeritus Professor of Counselling at the University of East Anglia, Norwich where he was previously Director of Counselling and of the Centre for Counselling Studies. He is also a Co-founder of the Norwich Centre and continues to work there as a Professional Fellow. John McLeod is Emeritus Professor of Counselling at the University of Abertay Dundee and adjunct Professor of Psychology at the University of Oslo, Norway.

Person Centred Counselling in Action

If wondering whether to invest in this edition when there is a already a copy of the earlier one on the shelf, the challenge of the new theoretical material is persuasive, but if that is not enough, then the updated practice guidance, the ...

Author: Dave Mearns

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446206084

Category: Psychology

Page: 264

View: 522

Watch Dave Mearns and Brian Thorne′s video on YouTube to hear the story behind the writing of the Third Edition, and to find out about Dave′s time spent under the stewardship of Carl Rogers. SAGE celebrated the 20th Anniversary of the Counselling in Action series in November 2008. To view the video - click here ---------------------------------------------------------- REVIEWS `Thank you for revising the bible! I am a tutor on a so-called "integrative counselling course" and I thoroughly endorse the idea that Carl Rogers would have welcomed this honesty and new interpretatation of his model. Your SAGE book is indeed a bible and I have repeatedly recommended it to the students′ - lecturer, YouTube `For students and those new to person-centred counselling, there is a clear exposition of person-centred theory. For experienced practitioners, there are new and challenging theoretical developments within the person-centred approach. If new to counselling, this is a ′must have′. If wondering whether to invest in this edition when there is a already a copy of the earlier one on the shelf, the challenge of the new theoretical material is persuasive, but if that is not enough, then the updated practice guidance, the practical questions and answers, and the comprehensive references must make this new edition another bestseller′ - Therapy Today ---------------------------------------------------------- It is now almost twenty years since the first edition of Person-Centred Counselling in Action appeared. In that time this SAGE bestseller has maintained enormous popularity with trainees and practitioners and has achieved world-wide acclaim. This substantially revised Third Edition provides an excellent introduction to the theory and practice of person-centred counselling while incorporating exciting new developments in the approach. Dave Mearns and Brian Thorne have preserved the compelling and accessible style of its predecessors. At the same time they provoke reflection on many of the key issues which concern not only person-centred practitioners but those across the whole counselling and psychotherapy field. New to this edition is: - the inclusion of "relational depth", a key development for the person-centred approach and counselling generally - extended discussion of the counsellor′s use of self - a new chapter containing the authors′ answers to frequently-asked-questions - the inclusion of diversity issues covering religion, gender and sexual orientation - further reading suggestions. Much has changed in the person-centred orientation since the death of Carl Rogers in 1987. Not only have new schools of thought emerged with different emphases and therapeutic possibilities but the authors of this book have themselves been responsible for significant advances in key areas of person-centred theory and practice. These developments are fully reflected in the revised text. Continuing to offer a clear exposition of the theory and practice of the approach, Person-Centred Counselling in Action, Third Edition will be invaluable for those embarking on their first stages of training. Well-established practitioners and even seasoned scholars will continue to find much to interest and stimulate them. Praise for previous editions: `An important book... a most sophisticated text. Mearns and Thorne have written a book for all counsellors and psychotherapists. The reader will be left both grateful and hungry for more′ - British Journal of Guidance and Counselling `The discussion of empathy, acceptance and congruence is central and should be required reading for all trainees working to understand the richness of these core concepts... outstanding′ - Counselling and Psychotherapy, The Journal of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy `Without doubt the clearest description of the person-centred approach to counselling that I have read, apart from Carl Rogers′ own writings. I felt that I had got to know both Dave Mearns and Brian Thorne through their offering the reader their own congruence and I found this aspect of the book at times quite moving′ - Social Work Today `Gives real insight into person-centred counselling... This is a gentle book; an absolute delight to read (I couldn′t put it down) as it held me in the realm of my own feelings. I would like to thank both authors for sharing so much of their intimate selves. I recommend this book to trainee counsellors, trained counsellors, clients and those involved in the helping professions. It is a book that has influenced me and that I would not want to be without′ - BPS Counselling Psychology Review `Excellent "all rounder" for practitioners to learn and build upon counselling skills with young offenders′ - lecturer, Guidance, Youth and Youth Justice, Nottingham Trent University `An excellent text. Student friendly and covering all main issues′ - lecturer, Psychology Swansea Institute of HE `Stimulates a re-exploration of the doctor-patient relationship′ - British Medical Journal `I felt understood by this book!′ - Ann Weiser, PCA Letter Network `This book could very sensibly be placed on the reading lists of all counselling trainers and trainees.... this is the most informative and useful book I have read in a long time and I have no doubt that if Carl Rogers were still alive today, he would not only agree but also acknowledge experiencing some envy′ - Changes `The skilful conveying of tenderness and building of trust are well explained and described with lots of case study examples′ - Guidance Matters `Excellent book - a useful and practical way to underpin current emphasis on humanism in nursing′ - lecturer, West London NHS Mental Health Trust `Continues to be an excellent, easy introduction but with depth. Deserves to be a bestseller!′ - lecturer, Preston College `The book conveys the profound respect for the person, for his/her autonomy and uniqueness, which is inherent in the Rogerian approach′ - British Journal of Medical Psychology `A marvelous book; highly recommended. Someone has finally written an easily accessible book about the theory and practice - mostly practice - of the kind of therapy that makes the most sense to many focusers. Hurrah!′ - The Focusing Connection `Truly allows the reader to enter the world of the person-centered counsellor′ - Contemporary Psychology `Person Centred Counselling in Action, written by Dave Mearns and Brian Thorne was originally published in 1988 about a year after the death of Carl Rogers. It has helped to maintain and stimulate interest in this approach and has become a best-seller in the Counselling in Action series′ - The Journal of Critical Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy

Person Centred Counselling in Action

`The discussion of empathy, acceptance and congruence is central and should be required reading for all trainees working to understand the richness of these core concepts... outstanding' - Counselling, The Journal of the British Association ...

Author: Dave Mearns

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761963172

Category: Psychology

Page: 178

View: 965

`The discussion of empathy, acceptance and congruence is central and should be required reading for all trainees working to understand the richness of these core concepts... outstanding' - Counselling, The Journal of the British Association for Counselling Widely regarded as a classic text, Person-Centred Counselling in Action has now been revised and updated to take account of recent developments in theory and practice. This bestselling exploration of one of the most popular approaches in counselling today is invaluable for students and experienced counsellors alike. The authors explore the philosophical base to the approach originated by Carl Rogers and stress the considerable persona

Person Centred Counselling Training

For counsellors who define themselves as "person-centred" but who have had no substantial training, it should be compulsory reading' - British Journal of Guidance and Counselling Person-centred counselling probably requires more training - ...

Author: Dave Mearns

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761952916

Category: Psychology

Page: 227

View: 810

`This thoughtful and thought-provoking book is essential reading not only for those involved in the training of counsellors within the person-centred approach, but also for individuals who may have simplistic, dismissive or otherwise ill-informed notions of the depth of self-awareness required of the person-centred practitioner and the far-reaching challenges offered by the approach. For counsellors who define themselves as "person-centred" but who have had no substantial training, it should be compulsory reading' - British Journal of Guidance and Counselling Person-centred counselling probably requires more training - and a greater intensity of training - than most other mainstream counselling approaches, but

Person Centred Therapy Today

`At the risk of being directive, I would say you should buy this book.

Author: Dave Mearns

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761965619

Category: Psychology

Page: 239

View: 952

`At the risk of being directive, I would say you should buy this book. It contains some of the most stimulating and refreshing ideas to have emerged in the person-centred literature since On Becoming a Person '- Person Centred Practice Person-Centred Therapy Today makes a timely and significant contribution to the development of one of the most popular and widely-used therapeutic approaches. `This is a book that is rooted in the origins of person-centred therapy but stands at the cutting edge of new ideas developing in this tradition. It will reinvigorate those of us already immersed in this tradition. It should convince newcomers of the vitality and potential of this approach to thera

Person Centred Therapy

`In this scholarly book, Thorne and 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, ...

Author: Brian Thorne

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761951551

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

View: 952

`In this scholarly book, Thorne and 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, The Journal of

Skills in Person centred Counselling Psychotherapy

This step-by-step guide to counselling practice uses the person-centered approach based on psychological contact, congruence, empathy, and unconditional positive regard.

Author: Janet Tolan

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761961185

Category: Psychology

Page: 179

View: 337

This step-by-step guide to counselling practice uses the person-centered approach based on psychological contact, congruence, empathy, and unconditional positive regard.

Developing Person Centred Counselling

This edition is designed to help counsellors improve their skills within the person-centred approach.

Author: Dave Mearns

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761949695

Category: Psychology

Page: 144

View: 963

This edition is designed to help counsellors improve their skills within the person-centred approach. Supported by case examples this book covers the core conditions to person-centred approach, therapeutic alliance, development of the counsellor, therapeutic process and the person-centred perspective in relation to psychopathology.

Developing Person Centred Counselling

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 ...

Author: Dave Mearns

Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited

ISBN: 9780803989818

Category: Psychology

Page: 176

View: 501

`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' -

Experiences of Counselling in Action

This book does exactly that.... This is a book which would be equally useful to the humanistic practitioner and the more orthodox one. The breadth of sympathy is admirable in dealing with what is common to all orientations.

Author: Dave Mearns Windy Dryden

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446227848

Category:

Page: 160

View: 424

Seminars by Professor Windy Dryden. See the man live and in action. To find out more and to book your place go to www.cityminds.com ________________________________________ SAGE celebrated the 20th Anniversary of the Counselling in Action in November 2008. To view the video - click here ------------------------------------------------------------ How hard it is to find a book to recommend to trainees, which will give them an insight into what counselling (and psychotherapy too, for that matter) is really like. This book does exactly that.... This is a book which would be equally useful to the humanistic practitioner and the more orthodox one. The breadth of sympathy is admirable in dealing with what is common to all orientations. This is one of those rare books which does justice both to the human experiences involved in counselling and psychotherapy, and to the theory which might explain those experiences' - "Changes " What is the experience of counselling from the perspectives of both client and counsellor? What can be learned for the practice of counselling from an understanding of how it feels to be a client or a counsellor? Addressing these questions, central to this book are the personal accounts of individual clients and counsellors, who each relate their own very different experiences of counselling. They explore such issues as identity, expectations, trust, power and boundaries in the client-counsellor relationship. And each examines the intense personal meanings of success' or failure' in the client or counsellor role. An analysis of the implications for the counselling relationship concludes the volume.

Carl Rogers

Providing insights into his life and an explanation of his major theoretical ideas, this book offers an introduction for those practitioners and students of the person-centred approach.

Author: Brian Thorne

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761941125

Category: Psychology

Page: 134

View: 703

As founder of the person-centred approach, Carl Rogers (1902-1987) is an influential psychologist and psychotherapist. Providing insights into his life and an explanation of his major theoretical ideas, this book offers an introduction for those practitioners and students of the person-centred approach.

Person Centred Counselling

It seems to me to be very important that this kind of research continues - it is the raw data of the counselling profession′ - Person-Centred Practice This book contains powerful new ideas about person-centred theory and practice.

Author: David L Rennie

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446235394

Category: Psychology

Page: 160

View: 668

`This book offers a truly engaging "read". The writing style is good and it gives the reader a wide range of perspectives, from the meta-theoretical to the concrete practical experience of clients and counsellors.... David Rennie's book serves to continue the development as well as the exposition of the person-centred approach to counselling' - British Journal of Guidance and Counselling `This is a very good book... clearly within the humanistic/experiential tradition... It seems to me to be very important that this kind of research continues - it is the raw data of the counselling profession' - Person-Centred Practice This book contains powerful new ideas about person-centred theory and practice. Supported by intensive qualitative research into the client's experience of counselling, the book highlights the significance and pervasiveness of reflexivity - defined as self-awareness and agency within that self-awareness - and explores surprising ways in which clients contribute reflexively to the counselling process. Vivid examples highlight activities, show the therapy in action and illustrate how counsellors can use their own experiences creatively to facilitate their attunement to themselves, their clients and their relationships with them. The theoretical framework covers matters such as the use of images and metaphor, counsellor transparency and the assistance of clients' agency. Emphasis is placed on the client/counsellor relationship through such crucial areas as the working alliance, power dynamics and metacommunication.

Training and Supervision for Counselling in Action

`An excellent compilation... Given the explosion in the demand for both counselling and supervision, this book should be required reading for all those putting a toe in these complex waters.

Author: Windy Dryden

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780803983366

Category: Psychology

Page: 182

View: 711

`An excellent compilation... Given the explosion in the demand for both counselling and supervision, this book should be required reading for all those putting a toe in these complex waters. However, I think it is also a salutary guide for those already practised as trainers and supervisors. I found the issues raised stimulated me to think again about my own practice and to profit from that exercise' - Counselling, The Journal of the British Association for Counselling This accessible book explores the issues involved in both the training and supervision of counsellors and in the preparation of those who are to undertake supervisory and training roles. The number of training courses is growin

Working at Relational Depth in Counselling and Psychotherapy

This classic text remains a source of fresh thinking and stimulating ideas about the therapeutic encounter which is relevant to trainees and practitioners of all orientations.

Author: Dave Mearns

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1526416913

Category: Psychology

Page: 248

View: 765

Eagerly awaited by many counsellors and psychotherapists, this new edition includes an updated preface, new content on recent research and new developments and debates around relational depth, and new case studies. This groundbreaking text goes to the very heart of the therapeutic meeting between therapist and client. Focusing on the concept of 'relational depth', the authors describe a form of encounter in which therapist and client experience profound feelings of contact and engagement with each other, and in which the client has an opportunity to explore whatever is experienced as most fundamental to her or his existence. The book has helped thousands of trainees and practitioners understand how to facilitate a relationally-deep encounter, identify the personal ‘blocks’ that may be encountered along the way, and consider new therapeutic concepts – such as 'holistic listening' – that help them to meet their clients at this level. This classic text remains a source of fresh thinking and stimulating ideas about the therapeutic encounter which is relevant to trainees and practitioners of all orientations.

Carl Rogers

This book will not disappoint the reader on any of these fronts.

Author: Professor Brian Thorne

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1848600518

Category: Psychology

Page: 152

View: 876

`Brian Thorne has arguably become the UK's leading authority on Carl Rogers and his work, gaining this reputation by producing books which ooze many of the qualaties that Rogers himslef espoused - frankness, clarity, sensivity, insightfullness, thoroughness, humility and genorosity of spirit. This book will not disappoint the reader on any of these fronts. I would defy any person-centred practitioner to read it without, at various times, learning something new, being moved, inspired, challenged and entertained' - Ipnosis As founder of the person-centred approach, Carl Rogers (1902-1987) is arguably the most influential psychologist and psychotherapist of the 20th century. Providing unique insights into his life and a clear explanation of his major theoretical ideas, this book offers an accessible introduction for all practitioners and students of the person-centred approach. Written by Brian Thorne, leading person-centred practitioner and bestselling author, the Second Edition explores the continuing influence of Rogers since his death and the development of person-centred therapy internationally. Drawing on his experience of having known and worked with Rogers, Brian Thorne beautifully captures the way in which Rogers worked with clients and from that, draws out the practical implications of what is, in effect, a functional philosophy of human growth and relationships.

Learning and Being in Person centred Counselling

A Person - Centred Approach to Antisocial Personality Disorder . Person -
Centred Practice , 10 , ( 1 ) , pp . 4 - 14 . Mearns , D . ( 1993 ) Against indemnity
insurance . In W . Dryden ( ed . ) Questions and Answers on Counselling in
Action .

Author: Tony Merry

Publisher: Pccs Books

ISBN:

Category: Client-centered psychotherapy

Page: 212

View: 467

In the second edition of this hugely popular book, Tony Merry reorganised and updated the text to include the latest initiatives in the world of counselling and psychotherapy. It offers in-depth discussion of all aspects of person-centred counselling from its origins to current developments in theory and practice.

The Plural Self

I will certainly revisit the book... when you're ready for a challenge, this book is certainly worth dipping into' - "Counselling News " I thoroughly recommend this book.

Author: John Rowan

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446238332

Category: Multiple personality

Page: 288

View: 340

[This book's] fundamental thesis is a rather challenging one - the idea that the unified, singular "self," which we all take for granted we possess, does not exist... fascinating and important... I will certainly revisit the book... when you're ready for a challenge, this book is certainly worth dipping into' - "Counselling News " I thoroughly recommend this book. I found it challenging, provocative, exciting and full of delights. (It makes such a change to be told that ideal personality characteristics would include a Monty Pythonesque sense of humour and a tolerance of mind-altering drugs!) While reading it I often felt nourished and refreshed'" - The Journal of Critical Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy "With the emergence of postmodern thinking, the notion of a unified, singular self' appears increasingly problematic. Yet for many, postmodernism's proclamation of the death of the subject' is equally problematic. As a response to this dilemma, there has been a rise of interest in pluralistic models of the self' in which the person is conceptualized as a multiplicity of subpersonalities, as a plurality of existential possibilities or as a being' which is inextricably in-dialogue-with-others. Bringing together many disciplines, and with contributions from foremost writers on self-pluralism, The Plural Self overviews and critiques this emerging field. Drawing together theory, research and practice, the book expands on both the psychological and philosophical theories underlying and associated with self-pluralism, and presents empirical evidence in support of the self-pluralistic perspective, exploring its application within a clinical and therapeutic setting.

Issues in Professional Counsellor Training

What is professional counsellor training? This book attempts to answer this question and in doing so provides a template for the design of counsellor training.

Author: Windy Dryden

Publisher: Burns & Oates

ISBN:

Category: Counseling

Page: 170

View: 768

What is professional counsellor training? This book attempts to answer this question and in doing so provides a template for the design of counsellor training. The expert authors consider the major issues that need to be addressed when designing and running a professional counsellor training course. Throughout, the book emphasizes that good professional counselling training integrates personal, practical and intellectual aspects of the functioning of trainees. A core theoretical model is described and the implications and common misunderstandings of this central aspect of counsellor training are analysed. Chapters cover the key issues of skills training, staffing and resources, client work, professional development and assessment.

Personal Construct Counselling in Action

IN ACTION Series editor : Windy Dryden Counselling in Action is a series of
books developed especially for ... of Counselling in Action edited by Dave
Mearns and Windy Dryden Person - Centred Counselling in Action Dave Mearns
and Brian ...

Author: Fay Fransella

Publisher: Sage Publications (CA)

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 150

View: 116

How can you help clients get the most out of the counseling experience? The authors of this clear and accessible volume outline the key principles of Personal Construct Theory. They discuss and illustrate how the starting point of counseling is a careful exploration of the ways in which a client construes his or her world through credulous listening to all the client says and does not say. They describe the range of methods which may be used to help a counselor and client learn about these constructions and their implications, including self characterizations and the repertory grid technique. In addition, the authors show how the counselor and client, together devise experiments for change through which the client can try out new and more rewarding ways of interpreting and acting. A number of approaches to facilitate change are discussed and exemplified, . The book concludes with a detailed case-study of the counseling process with one particular client. "This is an informative book which is concise, well written and with no shortage of clinical examples. It should be relevant to all who are interested in counselling and psychotherapy and it may just whet some appetites for more." --British Journal of Psychology "One of the excellent series 'Counselling in Action'. . . . If you want to know about Personal Construct counselling, this is for you." --Self and Society "The book provides a very readable introduction that is to be commended. The authors provide useful summaries of repertory grids, fixed role therapy, self-characterization, and other methods for helping people change." --International Review of Psychology

Rational emotive Counselling in Action

IN ACTION Series editor : Windy Dryden Counselling in Action is a series of
books developed especially for ... Michael Jacobs Experiences of Counselling in
Action edited by Dave Mearns and Windy Dryden Person - Centred Counselling
in ...

Author: Windy Dryden

Publisher: Sage Publications (CA)

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 106

View: 903

A practical presentation of the essence of rational-emotive counselling for anyone who is starting training in counselling, and for counsellors who are already in practice but want to familiarize themselves with the principles of a different approach.