Person-Centred Therapy: The Focusing-oriented Approach

Paperback | January 15, 2005

byCampbell Purton

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Since its beginnings in the 1950s, the person-centred approach to therapy has developed in many ways. In this important new text, Campbell Purton introduces the "focusing" approach of Eugene Gendlin. The book discusses Gendlin's theoretical innovations and their implications for clinical practice. It throws light on the relationship between the various schools of therapy, and on the relationship between therapy and such areas as ethics and spirituality. It will be essential reading for students and practioners of person-centred therapy.

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Since its beginnings in the 1950s, the person-centred approach to therapy has developed in many ways. In this important new text, Campbell Purton introduces the "focusing" approach of Eugene Gendlin. The book discusses Gendlin's theoretical innovations and their implications for clinical practice. It throws light on the relationship be...

Campbell Purton is a Senior Counsellor and Lecturer in Counselling at the University of East Anglia.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8.45 × 5.48 × 0.62 inPublished:January 15, 2005Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0333969162

ISBN - 13:9780333969168

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Table of Contents

Introduction * Rogers and the Development of Person-Centred Therapy * Fault-Lines in Person-Centred Theory * The Origins of Focusing * Focusing as a Taught Procedure * Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapy * Objections: Issues of Principle and Empirical Issues * Training and Supervision * Towards a Theory of Psychotherapy * Implications Beyond Psychotherapy * Conclusion