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Client-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapy: Advances in theory, research and practice

Client-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapy: Advances in theory, research and practice

Rhonda Goldman
Jeanne Watson
Margaret Warner

ISBN 978 1 898059 49 3 (2002)

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This book includes 39 papers presented at the International Conference on Client-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapy held in Chicago in May 2000. An international collection of papers spanning theory and practice across classical client-centred to experiential psychotherapy. Continuing the tradition of groundbreaking texts which have developed from previous ICCCEP conferences, this volume is a selected representative collection from this important academic gathering.

Theory
Germain Lietaer: The Client-Centred/Experiential Paradigm in Psychotherapy: Development and identity
Ivan Ellingham: Foundation for a Person-Centred, Humanistic Psychology and Beyond: The nature and logic of Carl Rogers' 'Formative Tendency'
Peter F. Schmid: The Necessary and Sufficient Conditions of Being Person-Centered: On identity, integrity, integration and differentiation of the paradigm
Marion N. Hendricks: What Difference Does Philosophy Make? Crossing Gendlin and Rogers
Sarah Hawtin: The Organismic Valuing Process and Ethics in Person-Centred Theory
Sachiko Hayashi and Atsushi Kara: Understanding the Self through Taoist Emptiness
Gillian Proctor: Power in Person-Centred Therapy
Campbell Purton: Focusing on Focusing: the practice and the philosophy
Edwin Kahn: Heinz Kohut's Empathy
Nathaniel Raskin: Rogers' Empathy: A revolutionary innovation
Gerhard Stumm: The Person-Centered Approach and Self Psychology
Martin Van Kalmthout: The Farther Reaches of Person-Centered Psychotherapy
Janet Tolan: The Fallacy of the 'Real' Self: In praise of self structure

Research
Michael Behr & Martina Becker: Congruence and Experiencing Emotions: Self-report scales for the Person-Centered and Experiential theory of personality
Jerold D. Bozarth: Empirically Supported Treatment: Epitome of the 'Specificity Myth'
Barbara Temaner Brodley: Observations of Empathic Understanding In Two Client-Centered Therapists
Leslie S. Greenberg & Rachel Rushanski-Rosenberg: Therapist's Experience of Empathy
James Iberg: Psychometric Development of Measures of In-session Focusing Activity: The Focusing-oriented Session Report and the Therapist Ratings of Client Focusing Activity
Kevin C. Krycka & Deb Lambo: Gendlin's Edge: Making fresh sense out of gay and lesbian experience
Arthur C. Bohart: A Passionate Critique of Empirically Supported Treatments and the Provision of an Alternative Paradigm
Soti Grafanaki: On Becoming Congruent: How congruence works in Person-Centred Counselling and practical applications for training and practice
Paul Wilkins & Zinnia Mitchell-Williams: The Theory and Experience of Person-Centered Research
Jeanne C. Watson & Meghan Prosser: Development of an Observer Rated Measure of Therapist Empathy

Practice
Marijke C.L. Baljon: Focusing in Client-Centred Psychotherapy Supervision. Teaching congruence
Ton Coffeng: Two Phases of Dissociation, Two Languages
Ned L. Gaylin: The Relationship: The heart of the matter
J. Wade Hannon & Will Eckersell: Infusing Client-Centered/Person-Centered Counseling into a Traditional Counselor Education Program
Bala Jaison: Integrating Experiential and Brief Therapy Models: A guide for clinicians
Claude Missiaen: Client-Centered Group Psychotherapy: Six theses put to the test. A contribution from practice
Marlis Pörtner: Psychotherapy for People with Special Needs: A challenge for client-centered psychotherapists
Natalie Rogers: Person-Centered Expressive Arts Therapy: A path to wholeness
Bob Sikkema: Unconditionality: Being present in an attentive way to help translate thoughts into the language of feeling
William B. Stiles and Meredith J. Glick: Client-Centered Therapy With Multi-Voiced Clients: Empathy with whom?
Nele Stinckens, Germain Lietaer & Mia Leijssen: Working with the Inner Critic: Fighting 'the enemy' or keeping it company
Rhonda Goldman: The Two-Chair Dialogue for Inner Conflict
Carla R. van der Moolen: Doctor, Please Make Me Well Again! On clients having severe subjective health complaints (the Somatoform Disorder) Margaret S. Warner: Luke's Dilemmas: A Client-Centered/Experiential Model of processing with a schizophrenic thought disorder
Ann Loevering: Person-Centered and Feminist Theories: How we connect them in our work with groups of Mexican women
Kathryn Moon: Nondirective Client-Centered Work with Children

Definitely a book to be recommended both to the student and practising counsellor or psychotherapist, useful as a reference book or as a read. Amazon reviewer, May 2013.

Rhonda Goldman

Rhonda Goldman

Rhonda Goldman is an associate professor at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology, Argosy University, Chicago Northwest. She lectures in therapy and psychopathology, and provides clinical and research supervision. She is also a staff therapist at the Family Institute at Northwestern University, where she sees individuals and couples. Her clinical interests are in depression and anxiety, grief and loss, and couples conflict and intimacy issues. She has published many articles and book chapters in the area of Emotion-focused therapies exploring topics such as case formulation, training, depression, and the relationship between emotional processing in therapy and change.

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Jeanne Watson

Jeanne Watson

Jeanne Watson is Professor at OISE at the University of Toronto, Canada.  A major exponent of humanistic-experiential psychotherapy, she has contributed to the development of Emotion Focused Psychotherapy, the process experiential approach. Dr. Watson teaches and conducts research on the process and outcome of Emotion Focused Psychotherapy and has co-authored and co-edited a total of 7 books and over 65 articles and chapters on the theory and practice of Emotion Focused Psychotherapy, the therapeutic relationship, the alliance, empathy, and emotional expression. Dr. Watson received the Outstanding Early Career Achievement Award from the International Society for Psychotherapy Research in 2002 and was President of the Society in 2014-2015.  She has been nominated by her students for supervision and teaching awards, and has a part-time clinical practice in Toronto.

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Margaret Warner

Margaret Warner, PhD, is a client-centered teacher and theorist who has written extensively about client-centered therapy with clients with more serious psychological disorders and on client-centered theory as it relates to other disciplines in clinical psychology and the behavioral sciences. She trained in client-centered therapy at the Chicago Counseling Center, an offshoot of Carl Rogers' original center at the University of Chicago. She has a doctorate in Behavioral Sciences from the University of Chicago. She is currently a Professor at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology and Co-Chair of the Minor in Client-Centered and Experiential Psychology at the School.

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