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January 2015 | 112 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Integrating common factors research and practice, Person-Centered Approaches for Counselors highlights the deep social justice roots of the approaches and shows counselors in training and experienced therapists how to integrate person-centered process and outcome measures to improve therapy outcomes. For each of the person-centered approaches covered (including classical, focusing, emotion-focused, intersubjective, and interdisciplinary orientations) this accessible book covers historical development, theory, process, evaluation, and application.

Person-Centered Approaches for Counselors is part of the SAGE Theories for Counselors Series that includes Psychoanalytic Approaches for Counselors by Frederick Redekop and Cognitive Behavioral Approaches for Counselors by Diane Shea.


 
Chapter 1: The Therapist in Relationship
Therapist and Relationship Factors

 
The Necessary and Sufficient Conditions

 
Summary

 
 
Chapter 2: Client
Contact, Incongruence, and Perception

 
Client-Directed, Outcome Informed, Client Hero

 
Actualizing Tendency

 
Nondirective Attitude

 
Conclusion

 
Summary

 
 
Chapter 3: Evolution of the Person-Centered Approach
Classical Client-Centered or Nondirective Therapy

 
Focusing

 
Intersubjectivity

 
Experiential, Emotion-Focused

 
Interdisciplinary Research and Practice

 
The Futurism of the Person-Centered Approach and Its Implications

 
Summary

 
 
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

 
Summary

 
 
Chapter 5: A Case Illustration of Person-Centered Counseling
Deena

 
Casey

 
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

 
Summary

 
 
Chapter 6: Conclusion
PCA Is Love

 
Courageous, Compassionate Confrontation

 
Perception

 
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

 
Summary

 

Supplements

Student Study Site

The Student Study Site includes:

  • Mobile-friendly web quizzes for each chapter allows for independent assessment of progress made in learning course material.
Key features

KEY FEATURES:

  • A concise, conversational approach speaks directly to graduate students’ concerns and makes key information easy to understand and apply.
  • Transcripts of actual counseling 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.

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 2

Chapter 4


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