This dictionary provides a comprehensive guide to key concepts in person-centred psychology. Whilst the person-centred approach to counselling and psychotherapy is one of the most popular today, it is also widely misunderstood. Definitions in this dictionary clarify concepts fundamental to the approach, summarise key and current debates within the approach, and, with extensive referencing, provide starting points for further study. Further entries emphasise the relationship between the person-centred and other approaches to psychology, as well as the social and cultural context of therapy. The book also includes entries on terms which have particular meaning within the person-centred approach.
An essential resource for all those wanting to understand the history of current developments within person-centred psychology.
Appendix 1: The 'cases' of Carl Rogers
Appendix 2: Contacts
This book reflects the coming of age of person-centred psychology as an established system of thought ... The authors have worked hard and carefully to distill information and meaning in an even factual style ... This encyclopaedic dictionary is a timely resource of considerable value for students and other readers in the counselling, mental health and helping fields. Goff Barrett-Lennard, Psychotherapy in Australia
... a fabulous idea for a book ... As a writer, researcher and teacher I've found Tudor and Merry's dictionary to be a welcome work-side companion. Jo Cohen, Person-Centered Journal
This is an admirable book, the result of much painstaking research and hard work. It will be an invaluable addition to all institutional libraries and staffrooms ... and an impressive addition to the person-centred literature. Pete Sanders, Person-Centred Practice