Person-Centred Counselling Psychology
- Ewan Gillon - Glasgow Caledonian University, UK
Counselling Psychology | Person Centred Counselling
Person-Centred Counselling Psychology: An Introduction is an introduction to the philosophy, theory and practice of the person-centred approach. Focusing on the psychological underpinnings of the approach, Ewan Gillon describes the theory of personality on which it is based and the nature of the therapeutic which is characterised by
o unconditional positive regard
The book shows how the person-centred approach relates to others within counselling psychology and to contemporary practices in mental health generally. It also gives guidance to readers on the approach's research tradition as well as considering key issues for those wishing to train and work as a person-centred practitioner. As such, it is designed to be an applied, accessible text, providing a dialogue between the psychological basis of person-centred therapy and its application within the real world.
As well as psychology students, it will be of interest to those from other disciplines, counselling trainees, those within the caring professions, and person-centred therapists from a non-psychological background.
Ewan Gillon is Director of The Edinburgh Psychology Centre and Lecturer in Counselling Psychology at Glasgow Caledonian University.
Really helpful analysis and description of theory
Excellent book, easy to read and understand. Use of case studies is always a favourite among students. I will be adding this title to the list of recommended reading.
Very readable and comprehensive review of person-centred theory and ongoing evolution.
A really excellent higher level introduction about person-centred theory. Ideal for first and second year undergraduate or diploma level studies.
An excellent foundation for any Person-centred practitioner.
I enjoyed the presentation of this volume, which combined an historical view of traditional person-centred counselling psychology with more up to date thinking, including theorists like Gendlin and Rennie. Discussion of other orientations was helpful, as were the extended case studies and application thereof, which will prove invaluable to students seeking to apply theory to practice
An excellent book, with an easy style of reading. It provides a clear relationship between the Person Centred Counselling model and the psychology that underpins it. This will extend the reading of students and link their counselling knowledge with psychology in a more meaningful way.