'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.
Introduction - Keith Tudor Time, Limits, and Person-Centred Therapies - Keith Tudor PART ONE: INTEGRATING PERSON-CENTRED AND EXPERIENTIAL THERAPIES Integrative Experiential Psychotherapy in Brief - Mia Leijssen and Robert Elliott Getting the Most from the Therapy Hour - Bala Jaison Integrating Experiential and Brief Therapy Trauma Incident Reduction and Metapsychology Techniques - Henry Whitfield Operationalising Rogerian Theory in a Brief Therapy Practice PART TWO: PRACTICE IN CONTEXT Time-Limited, Client-Centered Psychotherapy - Carl R. Rogers, Madge K. Lewis and John M. Shlien One case Working Sensitively with Time - Paul McGahey Person-Centred Therapy in a University Counselling Service 'In the World, But Not Of It' - Isabel Gibbard Person-Centred Counselling in Primary Care Expert Systems versus Moments of Volatility - Pam Winter A Person-Centred Therapist's View of Employee Assistance Programmes Overcoming the Effects of An Aggravated Burglary - Henry Whitfield Trauma Incident Reduction in Practice Treat Every Session As if it's the Last One - Barrie Hopwood Person-Centred Counselling with Young People in a Young Offenders' Institution Brief Encounters - Keith Tudor Time-Conscious Therapy with Couples A Process of Transformation - Tres Roche Time-Limited Group Counselling with Women Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse Epilogue - Keith Tudor