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Rogers' Therapeutic Conditions: Evolution, Theory and Practice. Volume 1. Congruence

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ISBN 978 1 898059 29 5 (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 1: Congruence. Genuineness, transparency, authenticity and realness are all terms used to convey Rogers' concept of congruence. This book is the first to specifically focus on, and collect critical explorations of, this under-studied therapeutic condition with an international collection of leading writers in the person-centred tradition. Serious students of person-centred theory now have writing representing the most vibrant contemporary thinking on congruence thoughtfully drawn together in one volume.

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
Sheila Haugh A Historical Review of the Development of the Concept of Congruence in Person-Centred Therapy
Soti Grafanaki What Counselling Research has Taught us About the Concept of Congruence: Main Discoveries and Unresolved Issues

PART TWO: Theory and Practice
Germain Lietaer Being Genuine as a Therapist: Congruence and transparency
Barbara Temaner Brodley Congruence and its Relation to Communication in Client-centered Therapy
Gill Wyatt The Multifaceted Nature of Congruence within the Therapeutic Relationship
Ivan Ellingham Carl Rogers' 'Congruence' as an Organismic, Not a Freudian, Concept
Sheila Haugh The Difficulties in the Conceptualisation of Congruence: A Way forward with Complexity Theory?
Leslie S. Greenberg and Shari M. Geller Congruence and Therapeutic Presence
Mia Leijssen Authenticity Training: An exercise for therapists

PART THREE: The Wider Context and Links to the Other Conditions
Per-Anders Tengland A Conceptual Discussion of Incongruence and Mental Health
Tony Merry Congruence and the Supervision of Client-Centred Therapists
Jerold D. Bozarth Congruence: A special way of being
Julius Seeman On Congruence: A human system paradigm
Peter F. Schmid Authenticity: The person as his or her own author. Dialogical and ethical perspectives on therapy as an encounter relationship. And beyond Gill Wyatt A Synthesis and Implications

Gill Wyatt

Gill Wyatt has been involved with the Person-Centred Approach for over 20 years. She worked as a psychotherapist, supervisor, and tutor on postgraduate and under-graduate courses. Currently she is a facilitator of social structures and processes in the service of emergence and synergy.

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