Interdisciplinary Applications of the Person-Centered Approach

Editors: Cornelius-White, Jeffrey H. D., Motschnig-Pitrik, Renate, Lux, Michael (Eds.)

  • ​​Explores the power, depth and scientific impact of the Person-Centered Approach (PCA)      
  • Show connections of PCA to international and interdisciplinary studies
  • Demonstrates PCA as a meta-approach with evidence-based approach​
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​This book examines the scientific contribution and increasing relevance of the Person-Centered Approach (PCA) in psychotherapy. The direction taken in the book is to provide readers with a multidisciplinary and multi-perspective view as well as practical applications. Beyond the more conventional psychotherapy applications (client-centered, experimental, emotion-focused, child-centered, motivational interviewing, existential, filial, etc.) others have evolved including peace and conflict resolution work, encounter and T-groups, nonviolent communication, parent effectiveness training, person-centered planning for people with disabilities, relationship enhancement methods, learner-centered education, technology-enhanced learning environments, human relations leadership training, etc. Simultaneously, scientific disciplines were influenced by this perspective in less obvious ways. Hence, the major contribution of this book is to identify and characterize the key bridges-so far only partly recognized- between the PCA and several other disciplines. Based on the results of the bridge-building endeavor, the editors will propose an initial formulation of the PCA as a meta-theory. It is intended as a generic framework to solve complex, social problems and to stimulate further research and development concerning the human species in relationship to its environment.​

About the authors

Jeffrey H. D. Cornelius-White, Psy.D., LPC is Professor of Counseling at Missouri State University and doctoral faculty at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He is former editor of The Person-Centered Journal and former chair of the World Association for Person-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapy and Counseling. He has published more than 75 works, including Learner-Centered Instruction (Sage, 2010 with Adam Harbaugh), Facilitating Young People’s Development (PCCS, 2008 with Michael Behr), and Carl Rogers: The China Diary (PCCS, 2012). Jef studied at the Chicago Counseling Center and the Pre-Therapy Institute and is a graduate of Argosy University-Chicago. He enjoys cycling, volleyball, his friends and family.

Renate Motschnig-Pitrik, born in Ostrava, Czech Republic, is a professor of computer science and head of the Computer Science Didactics and Learning Research Center at the University of Vienna, Austria. Renate held positions at the RWTH Aachen in Germany, the University of Toronto, Canada, and teaches and cooperates with the Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic. She participated in encounter groups and several events based on the Person-Centered Approach. She is deeply interested in the multiple ways in which mutual understanding and whole-person learning happen. She is an author/co-author of more than 130 scientific articles, one book, and is determined to foster a style in education that is based on person-centered attitudes, our co-actualizing potential, and thoughtful support by web-based technology. She appreciates synergies between presence and distance, and a multitude of (scientific) disciplines and cultures.

Michael Lux, born in Stuttgart, Germany, has Master degrees in psychology and gerontology. He is a certified person-centered psychotherapist and works as a psychotherapist and neuropsychologist in the Neurological Rehabilitation Center Quellenhof in Bad Wildbad, Germany. Over the past few years, he has been intensively engaged with linkages between the Person-Centered Approach (PCA) and neuroscience. As a result he developed the model of a neuroscientifically based person-centered psychotherapy, which he described in a book and in scientific articles. Furthermore, he gives lectures and workshops on the neuroscientific bases of the PCA at conferences and training institutes.


Table of contents (22 chapters)

  • Introduction to Interdisciplinary Applications

    Cornelius-White, Jeffrey (et al.)

    Pages 3-9

  • An Experiential Example of the Person-Centered Approach: Carl Rogers at Work

    Stillwell, William (et al.)

    Pages 11-20

  • Person-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapies: An Overview

    Stumm, Gerhard

    Pages 23-41

  • Motivational Interviewing and Client-Centered Therapy

    Wagner, Christopher C.

    Pages 43-47

  • Linking the Person-Centered Approach to the Arts: Person-Centered Expressive Arts Therapy and Empowerment

    Klein, Grace Harlow

    Pages 49-56

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Interdisciplinary Applications of the Person-Centered Approach
Editors
  • Jeffrey H. D. Cornelius-White
  • Renate Motschnig-Pitrik
  • Michael Lux
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-7144-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-7144-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-7143-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-9800-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 265
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