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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.

Time-Limited, Client-Centered Psychotherapy: One Case1
Time-limited, client-centered psychotherapy: One case
Madge K.Lewis
Carl R.Rogers
John M.Shlien2
Introductory Comments by Carl R. Rogers

It is a privilege to be invited to introduce these two cases, each representative of client-centered therapy, and each dealt with by an experienced therapist. I will make some comments about the process of change in these clients, and some comments about the therapists, which may give more meaning to the case material which follows.

Client-Centered Psychotherapy: The Process in the Clients

In one sense I approached this material in exactly the same manner as the reader of this chapter. I knew nothing of the clients here described – Mrs. Teral [and Mr. Tapa] (pseudonyms, of course) – or of their therapy. Yet, as I read the accounts of the ...

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