In 2005 I became involved in organising workshops at person-centred conferences on the person-centred approach and social change. I was always struck by how many people attended these workshops and how passionate they were about this issue. It seemed that many people, like me, had come into the person-centred approach from left wing backgrounds and were looking to see how stronger links could be forged between the person-centred approach and a progressive political agenda.
Beyond the Frontiers of Person-centred Purism: Pluralism and Experiencing Diversity of Therapeutic Practices – WAPCEPC Online Event with Mick Cooper
In recent years, Mick Cooper has been working with John McLeod to develop a ‘pluralistic’ approach to therapy, which Mick has described as a person-centred ‘metatherapeutic’ approach. That is, a person-centred way of thinking about the therapeutic field as a whole.
This dialogue will explore the concept of pluralism and its implications for person-centred theory and practice: introducing research and theory on client preferences, therapeutic goals, and ‘metatherapeutic communication’: talking with clients about the process and focus of therapy.
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 …
School-based Counselling for Young People in the UK: What we Know, How It Fits with a Contemporary NHS Agenda, and New Developments – Mick Cooper
Click here to download free 34 page report SCHOOL-BASED COUNSELLING IN UK SECONDARY SCHOOLS: A REVIEW AND CRITICAL EVALUATION Abstract School-based counselling is one of the most prevalent forms of psychological therapy for young people…