From the origins of Carl Rogers' person-centred approach to the cutting-edge developments of therapy today, The Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy Handbook charts the journey of an ambitious vision to its successful reality. In this book, Lago and Charura bring together history, theory, research and practice to deliver a complete and unique perspective on the person-centred approach.
Key topics include:
The groundbreaking journey of PCA's early decades, spearheaded by Carl Rogers
Developments and extensions of the original theory and practice
The influence of PCA in developing new therapies and practice
The frontier of contemporary PCA, and therapists' work with client groups of difference and diversity
With its broad view that explores the origins, variations and applications of PCA, The Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy Handbook gives a comprehensive overview of the knowledge required and the issues faced by practitioners, making it an important resource for the seasoned and training practitioner alike.
"This particularly welcome contribution is distinctive in fostering a contemporary, contextualised and transcultural person-centred practice, edited as it is by two leading UK figures in the field of diversity in counselling and psychotherapy."
Review in Therapy Today, October 2016
Divine Charura is a senior lecturer in psychotherapy at Leeds Beckett University, UK.He is also a UKCP registered Psychotherapist and Supervisor, and an author andeditor of several psychotherapy books, including The Therapeutic Relationship Handbook: Theory and Practice (OpenUniversity Press 2014).
Colin Lago is a Fellow of the BACP and works as an independent therapist, havingworked at Sheffield and De Montfort universities since the late 70s. Writingparticularly within the realm of diversity, he has written and edited manytexts over the years, including TheHandbook of Transcultural Counselling and Psychotherapy (Open UniversityPress 2011).