Person-Centered Approaches for Counselors$75.00 Paperback
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- Person-Centered Approaches for CounselorsShows how to integrate person-centred process and outcome measures to improve therapy outcome.
Integrating common factors research and practice, Person-Centered Approaches for Counselors highlights the deep social justice roots of the approaches and shows counsellors in training and experienced therapists how to integrate person-centred process and outcome measures to improve therapy outcomes. For each of the person-centred approaches covered (including classical, focusing, emotion-focused, inter-subjective, and interdisciplinary orientations) this accessible book covers historical development, theory, process, evaluation, and application.
- A concise, conversational approach speaks directly to graduate students’ concerns and makes key information easy to understand and apply.
- Transcripts of actual counselling sessions and scenarios of different client responses bring theories to life.
- A common factors approach to therapy is integrated into every section, providing compelling evidence and practical suggestions for improving training and practice.
- The final chapter discusses future developments in the field.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: The Therapist in Relationship
- Therapist and Relationship Factors
- The Necessary and Sufficient Conditions
Chapter 2: Client
- Contact, Incongruence, and Perception
- Client-Directed, Outcome Informed, Client Hero
- Actualizing Tendency
- Nondirective Attitude
Chapter 3: Evolution of the Person-Centered Approach
- Classical Client-Centered or Nondirective Therapy
- Experiential, Emotion-Focused
- Interdisciplinary Research and Practice
- The Futurism of the Person-Centered Approach and Its Implications
Chapter 4: Multiculturalism
- Central Concepts in Multicultural Counseling Competence
- Understanding Client’s Worldview: Cultural Elements to Empathy
- Culturally Appropriate Interventions and Unconditional Positive Regard
- Social Justice Advocacy Competencies
- History of Multiculturalism and the Person-Centered Approach
- Ethical and Religious Concepts and the Person-Centered Approach
- The Paradox: A Universal System of Adaptability to Differences
Chapter 5: A Case Illustration of Person-Centered Counseling
- Session One: First Encounter
- Session Two: Scared, Really Scared
- Session Three: Some Relief
- Session Four: A Possible Misunderstanding
- Session Five: Nonstop Talker
- Session Six: I Miss My Mom, Bad. She Was a Bitch to Deal With
- Session Seven: Talkative Again
- Sessions Eight and Nine: No Show
- Questions for Your Consideration
Chapter 6: Conclusion
- PCA Is Love
- Courageous, Compassionate Confrontation
- Linking the Relational and the Client Conditions
- It Figures
- Understand, Verify You Understand, and Improve
- Power Within, Power With, Power Over
- The Ever-Reaching Actualization Process: Give and Receive