Building on the success of the first edition, this substantially revised and extended new edition is set to remain the most in-depth and wide-ranging book available on person-centred psychotherapy and counselling. The book is thoroughly updated to reflect the latest trends in theory and practice:• It extends its coverage of professional settings and applications, including brand new chapters on children, older people, arts-based therapies, addiction and bereavement.• It engages systematically with urgent contemporary issues, such as evidence-based practice, political and medical discourses, and theoretical integration.• It uses case illustrations, therapist-client dialogues, points of reflection and further resources to bring person-centred therapy to life for the reader, in a user-friendly way.• It includes contributions by an increasingly extensive group of writers, thinkers, teachers and practitioners.
MICK COOPER is Professor of Counselling at the University of Strathclyde, UK.MAUREEN O'HARA is Professor of Psychology at National University, La Jolla, California, USA.PETER F. SCHMID is Chair of the Person-Centred Department at the Sigmund Freud University, Vienna and works at the University of Graz and the Institute for Person-Centred Studies in Vienna, Austria. Arthur C. Bohart is Emeritus Professor at California State University, Dominguez Hills, USA.
Praise for the first edition: 'A Who's Who of contemporary person-centred thinkers and practitioners. This handbook will be the standard reference work in the area.' - William B. Stiles, Professor of Clinical Psychology, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, USA 'So comprehensive is this handbook, that if students of the person-centred approach could only afford to buy themselves one book, then they would do well to make it this one.' - Therapy Today 'This is a truly exhilarating, inspiring and provocative volume.' - Person-Centred Quarterly