`My congratulations to Colin Feltham for assembling a set of contentious issues and lively authors which together made me forget my surroundings' - Person-Centred Practice `Editor Colin Feltham's choice of topics shows an astute, on the ground awareness of the issues that dog the industry, while still making lively reading' - New Therapist In this book, leading practitioners, critics and commentators take sides on many topical and core debates including: · Theoretical issues: Does the unconscious really exist? Is birth trauma a fiction? Should one believe in `false memories'? · Clinical issues: Is ther

The Main Change Agent in Psychotherapy is the Relationship between Therapist and Client

The main change agent in psychotherapy is the relationship between therapist and client

The power of other people and the relationships we have with them to influence us for better or worse have been recognized in literature and journalism, film and television drama, folk psychology and the social sciences for a long time. However, over the last few decades, an unprecedented amount of formal research has gone into examining the extent to which the personal and interpersonal qualities that take place within relationships affect people's social experience. We might also add that people evaluate large tracts of their lives in terms of the quality of their relationships. Am I loved and liked? Am ...

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