Why do I need to learn about CBT and/or the Person-centered Approach? What can these techniques contribute to my counseling training and practice?
This book has some of the answers, showing humanistic, CBT and integrative therapists how to get to grips with each other's approaches. CBT has become more fully present in the therapeutic landscape and therapists from other modalities are increasingly being required to understand or even train in the approach.
Responding to this growing pressure for change, Person-centered therapist Roger Casemore joins forces with Jeremy Tudway. Together they show how counselors can respect and value each other's approaches by more clearly understanding the similarities and differences in theory, philosophy and practice. They clarify how therapists draw upon this knowledge in their practice without betraying the values of their core approach.
This book is recommended for anyone studying Person-centered or CBT modules on counseling & psychotherapy courses, or experienced practitioners wishing to adapt their practice for NHS settings.
Chapter 7: Therapy versus Working Therapeutically: An Economic and Practice Issue for Both Approaches
Therapy versus Working Therapeutically: An Economic and Practice Issue for Both Approaches
We have a particular interest in the way in which many therapists get ‘stuck’ when they are unable to establish psychological contact and ‘relational depth’ with clients. This chapter presents an exploration of a way of differentiating between ‘therapy’, as defined by Rogers in his core conditions, and ‘working therapeutically’.
Therapy versus therapeutic support
Rogers described his core conditions as an essential ‘pre-condition for therapy that must be present in order for therapy to take place’. We differentiate between this and what Roger has termed ‘Psycho-social Therapeutic Education’ (Casemore, 2011), in which therapeutic progress can be achieved even though this does not meet the ...