Across a range of healthcare, educational and third sector contexts, counsellors and psychotherapists are increasingly being asked to use outcome monitoring forms, such as the CORE-OM, to evaluate the effectiveness of their practice. For many of us …
This online conversation is with Lynette Green and Max Hope. Lynette is a person-centred psychodramatist and Max is a person-centred educator.
During this online discussion, they talked about the benefits of using psychodrama as a tool for learning as well as their own views of person-centred education. They addressed the dilemmas of being open to being led by a group whilst also having their own agenda (in terms of content and method).
Peggy Natiello authored “The Person-Centered Approach: A passionate presence” as a challenge to those who practice the person-centered approach “to recognize and fully engage the philosophical belief system, the passionate style of living and the integrity that person-centeredness demands.” Her challenge extends to both therapists working one to one and those who would enter the encounter group experience.
Colin Lago Temenos Conference 2011
Divine Charura has contributed the chapter “The effects of an African heritage” to “The Handbook of Transcultural Counselling and Psychotherapy” edited by Colin Lago. The chapter “explores the general, historic, cultural, religious and other influences of an African heritage and considers how these influences might impact a therapeutic relationship conducted in another country where the cultural style is different.” In the chapter Divine also proposes 10 principles to consider when working with individuals of African heritage. This work is a rich resource for therapists, helping to expand our own world view and openness to the other.
As part of our series on Relational Depth we have already interviewed Mick Cooper and Sue Wilders about their thoughts and experiences of “relational depth” as theoreticians and practitioners. In this event we interviewed Rosanne Knox about her research of the client’s experience of relational depth.
Will Stillwell was a colleague of Carl Rogers and is Co-Director of the La Jolla Program, a 43 year old residential program for individuals which is still following in the client centered/person centered tradition associated with Carl Rogers. Will works in organisations as a coach to individuals, facilitator to groups & mediator in conflict situations.
This is an important, but often neglected area of Person Centred Counselling. There is very little theoretical writing which is exclusively person centred, on this subject. This presentation is unashamedly person-centred and will focus on PCA theory as it is applied to couples work.