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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.

Integrative Experiential Psychotherapy in Brief
Integrative experiential psychotherapy in brief

The person-centred approach has long included an interest in brief therapy, even before Shlien et al.'s (1962) ground-breaking research. Since then, various sub-orientations within the large person-centred family have emerged, some taking a strong interest in short-term work. One of the most important of these sub-orientations can be grouped under the broad heading of experiential therapy, consisting primarily of focusing-oriented therapy (Gendlin, 1996), and process-experiential (also known as emotion-focused) therapy (Greenberg, et al. Elliott et al., 2004). Experiential therapy tends to emphasize facilitation of productive client process, referred to as process guiding, within a person-centred relationship. Supporters of experiential therapy argue that process-guiding enables it to be more efficient, and, therefore, to be particularly appropriate as ...

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