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Brief Person-Centred Therapies

Brief Person-Centred Therapies

Edited by:
  • Keith Tudor - Professor of Psychotherapy at Auckland University of Technology.

June 2008 | 216 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Can the person-centred approach work in time-limited counselling and psychotherapy?

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 specialists.

The book examines the "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 and business.

Brief Person-Centred Therapies is essential reading for all person-centered trainees and for practitioners who want to work in services where brief work is called for.

Keith Tudor
Keith Tudor
Time, Limits, and Person-Centred Therapies
Mia Leijssen and Robert Elliott
Integrative Experiential Psychotherapy in Brief
Bala Jaison
Getting the Most from the Therapy Hour
Integrating Experiential and Brief Therapy

Henry Whitfield
Trauma Incident Reduction and Metapsychology Techniques
Operationalising Rogerian Theory in a Brief Therapy Practice

Carl R. Rogers, Madge K. Lewis and John M. Shlien
Time-Limited, Client-Centered Psychotherapy
One case

Paul McGahey
Working Sensitively with Time
Person-Centred Therapy in a University Counselling Service

Isabel Gibbard
'In the World, But Not Of It'
Person-Centred Counselling in Primary Care

Pam Winter
Expert Systems versus Moments of Volatility
A Person-Centred Therapist's View of Employee Assistance Programmes

Henry Whitfield
Overcoming the Effects of An Aggravated Burglary
Trauma Incident Reduction in Practice

Barrie Hopwood
Treat Every Session As if it's the Last One
Person-Centred Counselling with Young People in a Young Offenders' Institution

Keith Tudor
Brief Encounters
Time-Conscious Therapy with Couples

Très Roche
A Process of Transformation
Time-Limited Group Counselling with Women Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse

Keith Tudor

`A wide-ranging and scholarly book which shows that person-centred therapy is fully alive to the challenges of the 21st century and is breaking new ground both clinically and theoretically. It demolishes convincingly and authoritatively the common criticisms that the approach can only serve an articulate middle-class and is ill-suited to brief and focused work' - Professor Brian Thorne, Emeritus Professor of Counselling, University of East Anglia

`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

Very comprehensive information that helps to consider the short-term benefits of applying Person-Centred Therapy in a world where it is believed that only CBT can be used briefly

Ms Catherine J Drewer
Learning for Life, Southend Adult Community College
October 24, 2015

Excellent resource. Essential reading for Person Centred therapists and trainees alike. The answer to that frequent comment - "but PCA is not relevant in today's world". This is yet more proof that it is!

Miss Caroline Gilchrist
Access, City of Wolverhampton College
June 28, 2013

A useful text that provides a framing of what many consider an open ended or long term modality, into a time focussed/brief way of working. It offers solutions to the challenges of working this way, and is clearly presented. There are chapters on contextualised practice that allow the reader to relate to actual practice.

Mr Mike Bancroft
Counselling, Alton College
December 24, 2012

Dear SAGE, I have found this book very concise and informative. It provides an economical context to the advent of brief therapies and provides informative perspectives on the construct of time. It conveys realistically the notion that time itself is not the issue, but how it can be most effectively utilised to provide quality in therapeutic practice.
Kind Regards
P Wagg

Mr Paul Wagg
Social studies and Counselling, Chester University
December 18, 2012

Some useful articles by a range of writers for person=-centred counsellors facing the challenges of brief work.

Ms Raje Suzanne Airey
Counselling Dept, Colchester Institute
June 14, 2012


Ms Yolanda Greene-allen-boggs
alternative counseling and abuse, UCO of muller in bethany
March 27, 2012

An informative guide to using the Person Centred Approach in a time limited way. A book that I believe will become more and more relevant, as practitioners are progressively required to work in a time limited way.

Miss Lyndise Tarbuck
Centre for Health and Care, Colchester Institute
March 9, 2012

A text for the new ages

Ms Yolanda Greene-allen-boggs
gen studies & counseling in ed, uco ad sped
February 17, 2012

it serves the purpose but it better

Ms Yolanda Greene-allen-boggs
gen studies & counseling in ed, uco ad sped
December 15, 2011

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