Trainees in all mental health professions need basic knowledge of the key therapeutic approaches in counseling & psychotherapy. This is the essential companion, placing specific emphasis on practical application to guide the reader in the how to of conducting each therapeutic model.

Approaches covered include established models such as CBT, psychodynamic psychotherapy, systemic therapy and solution-focused brief therapy, and more recent additions to mainstream therapy like mindfulness and narrative therapy. Each chapter is written by an up-and-coming name in the field, offering a unique insight into the challenges and possibilities of training in each model. The book:

Includes case examples from a wide range of mental health care settings; Embedded with worksheets, sample questions and diagrams; Highlights challenges, strengths and weaknesses of each approach; Details the background and practical application of therapeutic models; Discusses evidence-based practice and outcomes

Written in language familiar to first-year trainees and using a range of features to enhance learning, this pocket guide is ideal for those embarking on training across counseling, psychotherapy, psychology, health, nursing, and social work.

Person-Centred Therapy

Person-centred therapy

Person-centred therapy (PCT) was developed by Carl Rogers in the early 1940s. The theory was distinguished from other approaches of the time by its non-directive method. The approach trusts that the person accessing therapy will find their own solutions and understandings of their difficulties. Despite a number of changes to the model through the years, the central aim remains: to increase each person's awareness of their deeper feelings, true thoughts and inner resources. This leads to trust in a person's decision making and enables independent problem-solving. The therapist is a ‘facilitator’ of the process and the individual is central to their own therapy, hence ‘person-centred therapy.’

The Model

The Main Principle

In order to understand the complexities of person-centred therapy (PCT), we must first understand the main principle behind the approach as defined by Carl Rogers. He ...

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