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Rogers' Therapeutic Conditions: Evolution, Theory and Practice. Volume 2. Empathy

Rogers' Therapeutic Conditions: Evolution, Theory and Practice. Volume 2. Empathy

Sheila Haugh
Tony Merry

ISBN 978 1 898059 30 1 (2001)

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Carl Rogers' Therapeutic Conditions: Evolution, Theory and Practice traces the evolution and application of Carl Rogers' necessary and sufficient therapeutic conditions from 1957 to the present day.

Volume 2: Empathy. What is empathy? Is it a basic human characteristic? Is there a biological basis for it? How does it work in therapy? Is it a necessary condition for therapeutic change? Sheila Haugh and Tony Merry have assembled a formidable collection of distinguished writers from Client-Centred Therapy and the Person-Centred Approach to help the serious student examine these and other important questions.

The series is ecumenical in its inclusion of work from the broadest range of counsellors and psychotherapists identifying with the person-centred approach, from classical client-centred therapy to experiential psychotherapies. Contributions from distinguished practitioners and theoreticians from all over the world are presented in four volumes. Each volume explores its theme from the origins in Rogers' writings to contemporary theoretical interpretations and practical applications. Common strands are followed in each book: •the historical perspective •client incongruence •new material commissioned specially for the series •seminal papers •the connection of each therapeutic condition to the others •research This major contribution to the development of client-centred and person-centred counselling and psychotherapy is written for: •person-centred practitioners •researchers •counsellor-educators •supervisors •students of person-centred psychology at all levels •students of psychology, counselling psychology and psychotherapy wishing to familiarise themselves with a contemporary, international appreciation of Rogers' work everyone whose work involves the professional application of the Person-Centred Approach.

PART ONE: Historical Perspectives
Nathaniel J. Raskin The History of Empathy in the Client-centered Movement
Barbara Temaner Brodley Observations of Empathic Understanding in a Client-centered Practice

PART TWO: Theory and Practice
John Shlien Empathy in Psychotherapy: Vital Mechanism? Yes. Therapist's Conceit? All too Often. By Itself Enough? No.
Peter F. Schmid Comprehension: The art of not knowing. Dialogical and Ethical Perspectives on Empathy as Dialogue in Personal and Person-centered Relationships
Per-Anders Tengland Empathy: Its meaning and its place in a theory of therapy
Fred Zimring Empathic Understanding Grows the Person . . .
Art Bohart Emphasising the Future in Empathy Responses
Laura North Rice The Evocative Function of the Therapist
Jerold D. Bozarth Beyond Reflection: Emergent modes of empathy
Jerold D. Bozarth An Addendum to Beyond Reflection: Emergent modes of empathy (August 2001)
Garry Prouty A New Mode of Empathy: Empathic contact
Ute Binder and Johannes Binder A Theoretical Approach to Empathy
Margaret Warner Empathy, Relational Depth and Difficult Client Process
Elisabeth Zinschitz Understanding What Seems Unintelligible Mike Worrall Supervision and Empathic Understanding

PART THREE: The Wider Context and Links to the Other Conditions
Mick Cooper Embodied Empathy
Richard Baughan and Tony Merry Empathy: An evolutionary/biological perspective
Sheila Haugh and Tony Merry Empathy in Context: The joining of the streams

Sheila Haugh

Sheila Haugh

Sheila Haugh is a UK Council for Psychotherapy Registered Psychotherapist and is a BAPCA Accredited Practitioner. She is a former Convenor for the British Association for the Person-Centred Approach (BAPCA). She currently lives and works between London and Prague.

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Tony Merry

Tony Merry

Tony Merry (1948–2004) was Reader in Psychology at the University of East London and taught on postgraduate and undergraduate courses in counselling and counselling psychology. He was author of several books and articles on counselling, including Learning and Being in Person-Centred Counselling — see below. He co-founded the British Association for the Person-Centred Approach (BAPCA) in 1989 and was editor of the BAPCA journal Person-Centred Practice until his untimely death in August 2004. He contributed to workshops and other person-centred events in Europe, including several with Carl Rogers in England, Ireland and Hungary in the 1980s.

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