Robert Hutterer / Gerhard Pawlowsky / Peter F. Schmid / Reinhold Stipsits (Eds.)

A Paradigm in Motion

Frankfurt/M., Berlin, Bern, New York, Paris, Wien (Peter Lang, Europäischer Verlag der Wissenschaften) 1996
ISBN 3-631-48137-3
US-ISBN 0-8204-2985-6
625 Seiten, zahlr. Grafiken u. Tab., 21 x 14,8 cm
• 65,40 EUR zzgl. allf. Versandspesen

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The Gmunden Conference book presenting the state of the art of PCT/CCT.

The Third International Conference on Client-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapy (ICCCEP) took place in fall 1994 in Gmunden, Austria. The conference assembled participants of 25 countries and the program included more than 100 lectures, presentations, workshops and panel discussions.

This book offers a representative selection of papers presented at the conference. It contains 48 articles covering theory, research and practical applications including clinical practice. The content of the articles comprehends client-centered/person-centered psychotherapy with severe disturbances, therapeutic relationships, core conditions and techniques, process research, personality theory, and analysis of demonstration interviews.

The authors are experienced professionals and researchers from all over the world. The book is valuable for students, practitioners and researchers to gather information about new developments in the area of client-centered/person-centered and experiential psychotherapy.

The editors are pioneers in the field of person-centered psychotherapy in Austria and co-founders of person-centered associations and training programs.

"The title of the book makes reference to an impression intensified from conference to conference: the increasing diversity of client-centered theory and practice."


psychotherapy, experiential therapy, severe disturbances, paradigm change, state of the art of person-centered therapy, group psychotherapy, research, core conditions, technique, family therapy


Developing the paradigm: Theoretical perspectives and broader views

E.-M. Biermann-Ratjen, On the way to a client-centered psychopathology
J. P. Stubbs / J. D. Bozarth, The integrative statement of Carl Rogers
S. Greenberg / J. C. Watson / R. Goldman, Change processes in experiential therapy
L. T. Holdstock, Anger and congruence reconsidered from the perspective of an interdependent orientation to the self
S. Keil, The self as a systemic process of interactions of "inner persons"
D. Land, Partial views
G. Pawlowsky, The infant, the person and the psychotherapy
P. F. Schmid, Intimacy, tenderness and lust: A person-centered approach to sexuality
J. M. Shlien, Embarrassment anxiety. A literalist theory
B. Thorne, Person-centred therapy: The path to holiness
R. Van Balen, Theory of personality change. A comparison of Rogers, Gendlin and Greenberg
M. S. Warner, How does empathy cure? A theoretical consideration of empathy, processing and personal narrative
J. Wiltschko, Focusing therapy — some fragments in which the whole can become visible
J. K. Wood, The person-centered approach. Toward an understanding of its implications

Research and evaluation

G. T. Barrett-Lennard, Therapy and groups in context. A study of developmental episodes in adulthood
A. C. Bohart and ass., Experiencing, knowing, and change
J. Eckert / M. Wuchner, Long-term development of borderline personality disorder
R. Elliott et al., A process–experiential approach to post-traumatic stress disorder
J. R. Iberg, Using statistical experiments with post-session client questionnaires as a student-centered approach to teaching the effects of therapist activities in psychotherapy
T. Merry, An analysis of ten demonstration interviews by Carl Rogers: Implications for the training of cluent-centred counsellors
S. M. Spector, Single women in their fifties: Autonomous, agentic, affiliative and happy
G. Speierer, Client-centered psychotherapy according to the Differential Incongruence Model (DIM)
S. Toukmanian / S. Jackson, An analysis of client's self-narratives in brief experiential psychotherapy

Therapeutic relationship, core conditions and technique

C. Beech / D. Brazier, Empathy for a real world
U. Binder, Die Bedeutung des motivationalen Aspektes von Empathie und kognitiver sozialer Perspektivenübernahme in der personzentrierten Psychotherapie
J. D. Bozarth, Client-centered therapy and techniques
B. Temaner Brodley / A. Brody, Can one use techniques and still be client-centered?
D. Cramer, Mental health and the core conditions
N. L. Gaylin, Reflections on the self of the therapists
L. T. Holdstock, Discrepancy between the person-centered theories of self and of therapy
R. Hutterer, The core conditions between theory and practice
W. W. Keil, Training therapy in the client-centered approach
M. Leijssen, Characteristics of a healing inner relationship
B. Neville, Five kinds of empathy
C. Purton, The deep structure of the core conditions: A Buddhist perpective
R. Stipsits, The ending of a story

Severe disturbances

G. Berghofer, Dealing with schizophrenia – A person-centered approach providing care to long-term patients in a supported residential service in Vienna
J. D. Bozarth, Reflections and reactions to Carl R. Rogers with Mr. Vac: Implications for future therapeutic interactions with severely disturbed clients
T. Coffeng, The delicate approach to early trauma
M. Pörtner, Working with the mentally handicapped in a person-centered way – is it possible, is it appropriate and what does it mean in practice?
N. J. Raskin, Client-centered therapy with very disturbed clients
L. Roelens, Accomodating psychotherapy to information-processing constraints. A person-centered psychiatric case description

Group psychotherapy and family therapy

F. Cilliers, Facilitator training in South Africa
J. Hipólito / F. Mendhes Coelho, Family Therapy – a client-centered approach
G. Lietaer / P. Dierick, Client-centered group psychotherapy in dialogue with other orientations: Commonality and specificity
J. Marques-Teixeira et al., "Group effect"? Implementation of the Portuguese translation of the Barrett-Lennard Inventory on 5 individual group types
M. McMillan / C. Lago, The facilitation of large groups. Experiences of facilitative moments
P. F. Schmid, "Probably the most potentent social invention of the century". Person-centered therapy is fundamentally group therapy


    ("Intimacy, tenderness and lust":) "... great paper ..."

    I referred everyone to your paper. It says such useful and radical things ... your ideas on sexuality as part of the actualizing tendency and sexuality as encounter and also linking the core conditions with tenderness, intimacy and lust seem to me of really vital importance to PCT.
    Thank you for that thought-provoking paper and I hope it has and will bear fruit!

    Suzanne Keys, England


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