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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
MiaLeijssen
RobertElliott

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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