In this exploration into person centred therapy Richard Worsley expands upon the Rogerian model and makes links with other, generally overlooked aspects of the humanistic tradition. Through a number of case studies and a particular focus on client process, he illustrates clearly the relevance and benefits of phenomenological and existential perspectives for the person-centred approach. Advancing theoretical thinking within the field in a practical and practice oriented manner, "Process Work in Person-Centred Therapy" should prove to be a valuable guide for both counselling students and those practitioners already working with the person-centred approach.
Table of Contents
Introduction PART ONE: ADDRESSING PROCESS WORK What is Process in Person-Centred Therapy? The Client in Process: Carl Rogers and Beyond PART TWO: PHENOMENOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES A Phenomenological Approach to Therapy Constructing the Self: Narrative and Metaphor in Therapy Conditions of Worth in Everyday Life: A Person-Centred Use of Transactional Analysis Theory Mirrors of our Being: A Person-Centred Use of Gestalt Theory Freeing the Therapist: A Phenomenological Reading of Carl Rogers Phenomenology and the Spirituality of Counselling PART THREE: EXISTENTIAL PERSPECTIVES Relating and Existing: Martin Buber's I-Thou for Person-Centred Therapy The Existential Dimension: An Ignored Resource of Person-Centred Therapy PART FOUR: MOVING INTO PROCESS WORK Hilary: A Case Study of One Moment of Process Work A Paradigm for Process Process Work in Practice A Paradigm-Moment Notes Bibliography Index
RICHARD WORSLEY is a person-centred therapist, supervisor and trainer. He is Director of the Diploma in Humanistic Counselling at Tile Hill College, Coventry, as well as an Anglican Priest with long experience of parish life and pastoral care.