By exploring various ways to assimilate recent progressive developments and to renew its vital links with its radical roots, Re-Visioning Person-Centred Therapy: Theory and Practice of a Radical Paradigm takes a fresh look at this revolutionary therapeutic approach.

Bringing together leading figures in PCT and new writers from around the world, the essays in this book create fertile links with phenomenology, meditation and spirituality, critical theory, contemporary thought and culture, and philosophy of science. In doing so, they create an outline that renews and re-visions person-centred therapy’s radical paradigm, providing fertile material in both theory and practice.

Shot through with clinical studies, vignettes and in-depth discussions on aspects of theory, Re-Visioning Person-Centred Therapy will be stimulating reading for therapists in training and practice, as well as those interested in the development of PCT.

part I

Some kinds of love: person-centred therapy and the relational dimension

chapter 3|18 pages

Beauty and the Cyborg

chapter 4|14 pages

Walking backwards towards the future

Reclaiming the radical roots – and future – of person-centred therapy

part II|88 pages

The politics of experience

part III|45 pages

Person-centred therapy and spirituality

chapter 13|18 pages

Living from the ‘formative tendency’

‘Cosmic congruence’

chapter 14|17 pages

“A kind of liking which has strength” (Carl Rogers)

Does person-centred therapy facilitate through love?

part IV|54 pages

Person-centred learning and training

chapter 16|11 pages

Sheep of tomorrow

chapter 17|10 pages

What do I know and how do I know it?

Theories of knowledge and the person-centred approach

chapter 18|16 pages

The empathor’s new clothes

When person-centered practices and evidence-based claims collide

part V|79 pages

Challenging some aspects of person-centred practice

chapter 19|13 pages

Challenging snoopervision 1

How can person-centered practitioners offer new alternatives to the fracturing of the person in the supervision relationship?

chapter 22|15 pages


The fourth condition

chapter 23|15 pages

A place in which everything can go