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Carl Rogers Helping System


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PART ONE: CARL ROGERS AND HIS MILIEU The Beginnings of Client-Centred Therapy A Time of New Pathways Twenties Dissonance to New Deal Dawn New Paths in Step Roosevelt's Way/Rogers' Advance PART TWO: THE NEW VISION UNFOLDING Contours of the School Phase of Client-Centred Therapy Human Nature, Personality and Change Theoretical Foundations of the Client-Centred System PART THREE: PRINCIPLES IN PRACTICE The Helping Interview The Course of Therapy The Helping Process with Children and Families Group Encounter and Therapy Wellness, Education and Parenting Leadership, Large Groups, Community, Conflict Resolution PART FOUR: RESEARCH The Search for Order and Effects Conditions and Process in Personal Change Investigation beyond One to One Therapy PART FIVE: LEVELS OF BECOMING Development of Therapists and Facilitators Openings in a Dynamic Continuity

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After a full-time career in universities, Godfrey Barrett-Lennard has, since the mid-1980s, been a consultant clinical psychologist in private practice and Visiting Fellow in Psychology at Murdoch University in Western Australia.


`This challenging and detailed overview... is a testament to both Rogers' and Barrett-Lennard's confidence in the "fully functioning person"... this learned work will provide students, practitioners and indeed the casual reader with a useful reference... [with its] user friendly style of a man who is clearly imbued with the spirit of the "helping alliance" ' - [ac]Eisteach, The Journal of the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy `This book... is not a single "meal" in itself but a positive "larder" containing every imaginable staple food and condiment all exquisitely and thoroughly researched. The book took Godfrey T Barrett-Lennard 20 years to write and it will stand as a reference text for person-centred specialists for longer than that... an essential reference text... and a pantry full of delicious surprises' - Counselling and Psychotherapy, The Journal of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy `Probably the most important piece of work on the person-centred approach to have emerged in recent years... an essential source of reference for anyone with a serious interest in the person-centred approach' - Counselling News `This book is a monumental achievement, and person-centred practitioners will be indebted to Goff Barrett-Lennard for many years to come. He has written not only a definitive study of the history of the person-centred approach - what he calls a report on the "evolutionary course of human science" - but also an acompanying comentary which is unfailingly enlightening, sometimes provocative and occasionally lyrical.' - British Journal of Guidance & Counselling `This book is a gem, and should have wide appeal. It is an excellent introduction to person-centered psychology, written in accessible style, and it takes the reader beyond the simplistic form in which much of Roger's work is often presented. The book repays careful reading. Whilst Rogers work has a simplicity often confused with naivety, Barrett-Lenard reveals a sophisticated complexity that challenges us to view the 'person' with fresh eyes and an open mind.' - Psychology Teaching Review

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