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Brief Person-Centred Therapies

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June 2008 | 216 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
`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

`A wide-ranging and scholarly book which shows that person-centred therapy is fully alive to the challenges of the twenty-first century and is breaking new ground both clinically and theoretically' - Professor Brian Thorne, Emeritus Professor of Counselling, University of East Anglia

"Likely to be of interest to anyone involved in counselling" -

Times Higher Educaton Magazine, May 2009

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.

Keith Tudor is a UKCP registered psychotherapist, and has a private/independent practice in Sheffield offering therapy, supervision and consultancy.

Keith Tudor
Introduction
Keith Tudor
Time, Limits, and Person-Centred Therapies
 
PART ONE: INTEGRATING PERSON-CENTRED AND EXPERIENTIAL THERAPIES
Mia Leijssen and Robert Elliott
Integrative Experiential Psychotherapy in Brief
Bala Jaison
Getting the Most from the Therapy Hour
Integrating Experiential and Brief Therapy

 
Henry Whitfield
Trauma Incident Reduction and Metapsychology Techniques
Operationalising Rogerian Theory in a Brief Therapy Practice

 
 
PART TWO: PRACTICE IN CONTEXT
Carl R. Rogers, Madge K. Lewis and John M. Shlien
Time-Limited, Client-Centered Psychotherapy
One case

 
Paul McGahey
Working Sensitively with Time
Person-Centred Therapy in a University Counselling Service

 
Isabel Gibbard
'In the World, But Not Of It'
Person-Centred Counselling in Primary Care

 
Pam Winter
Expert Systems versus Moments of Volatility
A Person-Centred Therapist's View of Employee Assistance Programmes

 
Henry Whitfield
Overcoming the Effects of An Aggravated Burglary
Trauma Incident Reduction in Practice

 
Barrie Hopwood
Treat Every Session As if it's the Last One
Person-Centred Counselling with Young People in a Young Offenders' Institution

 
Keith Tudor
Brief Encounters
Time-Conscious Therapy with Couples

 
Très Roche
A Process of Transformation
Time-Limited Group Counselling with Women Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse

 
Keith Tudor
Epilogue

An excellent, much needed book which demonstrates Person centred does not have to be a long process. Brilliant.

Miss Caroline Gilchrist
Access, Wolverhampton City College
September 29, 2011

In language easily accessible and appropriate for undergraduate students, I found the book engaging. Discussion regarding the efficacy of Person Centred Counselling used in time limited ways is wholly relevant and current in today's climate.

Mrs Denise Hardy
Dept of Counselling, Cleveland & Redcar College
January 24, 2011

Adopted for module on time-limited and brief therapy

Mr Peter Cardew
School of Health and Postgrad Medicine, Central Lancashire University
December 6, 2010

A slim volume, but a challenging read.

Mr Phil Thomas
Please select your department, Coleg Llandrillo Cymru
June 9, 2010

This timely book gives, as the title suggests, a thorough account of contemporary thinking in this area of counselling.

Mr Haydn Tomlinson
Counselling, York St John University
March 22, 2010
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