Re-Visioning Person-Centred Therapy: Theory and Practice of a Radical Paradigm (Hardback)Manu Bazzano (editor)
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By exploring various ways to assimilate recent progressive developments and to renew its vital links with its radical roots, Re-Visioning Person-Centred Therapy: Theory and Practice of a Radical Paradigm takes a fresh look at this revolutionary therapeutic approach.
Bringing together leading figures in PCT and new writers from around the world, the essays in this book create fertile links with phenomenology, meditation and spirituality, critical theory, contemporary thought and culture, and philosophy of science. In doing so, they create an outline that renews and re-visions person-centred therapy's radical paradigm, providing fertile material in both theory and practice.
Shot through with clinical studies, vignettes and in-depth discussions on aspects of theory, Re-Visioning Person-Centred Therapy will be stimulating reading for therapists in training and practice, as well as those interested in the development of PCT.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 862 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 mm
'Heretical, subversive, a celebration of precarious uncertainty, and yet radically personal, this book will inspire trainees and new therapists, of any tradition, to save our profession. Re-Visioning Person-Centred Therapy expands the scope of Rogers' approach, updating and redeeming in equal measure. The book itself is an instance of its message, diverse, unexpected, gritty and well-argued. If you want to remain comfortable, offering manualised "treatments" to patients to retire and die peacefully, then avoid this book.'
Greg Madison, PhD, non-affiliated international lecturer, writer, Founder of London Focusing Institute
'This book represents a remarkable contribution in the contemporary Person-centred Therapy world. Bringing together both a critique and a call for a reinvention of theory and practice, it takes up Rogers' original proposal and brings it forward, broadening, updating and consolidating this perspective for our times. This results in a fruitful and creative renewal of the PCT instigated by authors and practitioners from various parts of the world. Carl Rogers would certainly be proud of this book.'
Virginia Moreira, APHETO, Laboratory of Psychopathology and Humanist Phenomenological Psychotherapy, University of Fortaleza, Brazil
'This is a welcome and timely book for anyone interested in person-centred psychotherapeutic work. It takes a completely fresh look at person-centred and experiential therapies by offering critical and innovative approaches to theory and practice, while also sustaining relevance to contemporary therapeutic needs. Particularly distinctive strengths are the transcultural perspectives; the philosophical breadth, which is inclusive of spirituality and political awareness; and the practical applications of theory to practice.'
Jean O'Callaghan, Convener of the MA Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy training at the University of Roehampton, London, UK.