Developing Person-Centred Counselling
- Dave Mearns - University of Strathclyde, UK
Person Centred Counselling
Developing Person-Centred Counselling, Second Edition is designed to help counsellors improve their skills within the person-centred approach. Written by Dave Mearns, leading person-centred expert and bestselling author, the Second Edition has been fully revised and updated taking account of developments in person-centred practice.
With new chapters on growth and transference, the book covers the subjects which are central to person-centred training:
} the core conditions
} therapeutic alliance
} development of the counsellor
} therapeutic process
} the person-centred approach in relation to psychopathology.
Supported by case material and examples from practice, each part of the book presents the counsellor with practical, and often challenging ideas, which encourage him/her to think carefully about his/her practice and how to improve it.
Developing Person-Centred Counselling, Second Edition is a highly practical and inspiring resource for trainees and practitioners alike.
This is a thoroughly informative and well set out guide to further exploration into practising as a person-centred counsellor
This is an excellent book, by a very popular and highly respected writer/counsellor. Students have traditionally found his books to be reader friendly and this is also the case with this book. chapters are short sweet and to the point and not too overwhelming for the new students
Dave Mearns as one of the key theorists in PCA supports the ethos of our college and is a must for trainee counsellors at ICPPD
This book already exists on our recommended reading list for the module Personal and Professional Development Year Two I have recommended this title to my students. It has benifited me with the delivery of this module.
Written by Dave Mearns, the book is a credible and valuable resource for any Counsellor Education programme. It covers key aspects of person-centred practice and how this can be developed and improved. I find this book a very good resource for teaching and recommended reading for students.
The welcome updated version is highly readable and succinct, and surprising full of wisdom. Essenetial reading for students in counseling and psychotherapy
Well structured and suitable for those progressing well with person centred theory and want to develop further.