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Counselling Couples and Families: A Person-Centred Approach

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Counselling Couples and Families: A Person-Centred Approach

Charles J. O'Leary

Pub. date: 1999 | Online Pub. Date: May 31, 2012 | DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781446218068 | Print ISBN: 9780761957911 | Online ISBN: 9781446218068 | Publisher:SAGE Publications Ltd

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Chapter 4: Relational Counselling and the Six Core Conditions of the Person-Centred Approach

Relational counselling and the six core conditions of the person-centred approach In his 1957 article, Carl Rogers set an agenda for all therapists by asserting that the presence of six core conditions was the necessary and sufficient means to creating a therapeutic outcome, independent of method utilized by the therapist. Person-centred counsellors are familiar with the ways that these core conditions may come alive in individual counselling, in group counselling, in training and in education. Ned Gaylin (1989) has written eloquently about their application to family therapy. Similarly, many non-person-centred couples and family therapists attribute significant influences to these concepts. Johnson and Greenberg (1994a) credit Rogers' (1951) influence on their emotionally focused couples therapy . Duncan, Hubble and Miller (1997b) sum up dozens of studies on efficacy in therapy by asserting that client factors and the relationship with a therapist with perceived qualities of acceptance, realness and empathy were significantly ...

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