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The Handbook of Person-Centred Psychotherapy and Counselling Paperback – 29 Aug 2007

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Product details

  • Paperback: 440 pages
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan; 1 edition (29 Aug. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1403945128
  • ISBN-13: 978-1403945129
  • Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 2.6 x 23.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 320,241 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'Reading this volume is much like hearing a piece performed by a concert master (with Rogers leading out from the first chapter), then having a wealth of premier musicians comment on, explicate, and revel in the master's work, each bringing his or her own unique perspectives, histories, understandings, contributions and talents to bear. The structure of the book is both wide-ranging and complete...Within each major section, Rogers scholars present explication of the core concepts of PCA in a cogent, thoughtful manner.' - Joseph Hulgus, Ph.D., Missouri State University, USA, The Person-Centered Journal
'This scholarly book will prove an indispensable resource for many years to come. It demonstrates the depth and versatility of an approach which can claim a rich history and powerful capacity to respond to the challenges of the contemporary world.' – Brian Thorne, Emeritus Professor of Counselling, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
'A goldmine of information on the theoretical as well as the practical aspects of the person-centred approach.' – Germain Lietaer, Emeritus Professor,Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
'A necessary read for counselors and therapists, whatever their present orientation.' – Barbara Brodley, Illinois School of Professional Psychology, Argosy University, Chicago
'A Who's Who of contemporary person-centered thinkers and practitioners. This handbook will be the standard reference work in the area.' – William B. Stiles, Professor of Clinical Psychology, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, USA 
`...So comprehensive is this handbook, that if students of the person-centred approach could only afford to buy themselves one book, then they would do well to make it this one.' Therapy Today - February 2008 
`Bang up to date, the book features contributions from pretty much everyone who is anyone in the person-centred world.' Therapy Today - February 2008
'…people learning about counselling enjoy real life examples of the process in action, and here this handbook scores again.' Therapy Today - February 2008

'There is something in it for everyone whatsoever their interest in the approach and the level of their experience and knowledge… it accurately reflects 'the state of the art' and deserves to find a place on the bookshelf of every scholar and student of the approach. I recommend it highly.' - British Journal of Guidance and Counselling

'This is a truly exhilarating, inspiring and provocative volume.' - Person-Centred Quarterly

'Nothing less than sublime pleasure.' - The Person-Centered Journal

About the Author

MICK COOPER, Ph.D., is a Professor of Counselling at the University of Strathclyde, UK and a UKCP-registered Existential Psychotherapist. He is co-author, with Dave Mearns, of Working at Relational Depth in Counselling and Psychotherapy (2005) and author of Existential Therapies (2003).

MAUREEN O'HARA Ph.D. is Chair of the Department of Psychology at National University in La Jolla, California, USA. She has trained therapists and counsellors world wide and worked for many years with Carl Rogers. Maureen is a Fellow of the World Academy of Arts and Sciences, and Fellow of the American Psychological Association.

PETER SCHMID Univ.Doz. HSProf. Mag. Dr., works at the University of Graz, the Sigmund Freud University and the Institute for Person-Centered Studies in Vienna, Austria. Peter works as a psychotherapist and is co-editor of the international journals Person-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapies and PERSON.

GILL WYATT works as a psychotherapist, supervisor, facilitator and consultant. She is the series editor of Rogers' Therapeutic Conditions: Evolution, Theory and Practice (PCCS Books).

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this is the best book I've bought on person centred counselling - it is now my bible!
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A really useful book for my course in person centred therapy. I've used this for all my essays so far.
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Another added asset to the many books already in collection for a course completion.
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