Carl Rogers Helping System : Journey and Substance, Paperback

Carl Rogers Helping System : Journey and Substance Paperback


'This book is a monumental achievement, and person-centred practitioners will be indebted to Goff Barrett-Lennard for many years to come.

He has written no only a definitive study of the history of person-centred approach - what he calls a report of the "evolutionary course of a human science" - but also an accompanying commentary which is unfailingly enlightening, sometimes provocative and occasional lyrical' - Brian Thorne, Emeritus Professor of Counselling, University of East Anglia and Co-Founder, Norwich Centre 'I highly recommend this book as a reference source of major import, as bibliography, as history as art, and as a complex discussion of questions that plague the person-centred practitioner and the client-centred therapist' - The Person-Centered Journal 'If you only ever buy one book about the Person-Centred Approach, other than those written by Rogers himself, this is the one.

It is a staggering achievement by one of the most knowledgeable writers in the field' - PCP Reviews 'This book is a gem, and should have wide appeal.It is an excellent introduction to person-centred psychology, written in accessible style, and it takes the reader beyond the simplicity often confused with naivety Goff Barrett-Lennard reveals a sophisticated complexity that challenges us to view the "person" with fresh eyes and an open mind' - Tony Merry, University of East London 'I strongly recommend this book as a sophisticated treatment of the client-or person-centred approach to therapy and its applications to areas outside therapy. It is also a useful overview of research on all aspects of person-centred ideas' - Psychotherapy Research 'This not a single "meal" in itself but a positive "larder" containing every imaginable staple food and condiment all exquisitely and thoroughly researched.

The book took Godfrey T Barrett-Lennard 20 years to write and it will stand as a reference text for person-centred specialists for longer than essential reference text...and a pantry full of delicious surprises' - Counselling and Psychotherapy, The Journal of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy 'Probably the most important piece of work on the person-centred approach to have emerged in recent essential source of reference for anyone with a serious interest in the person-centred approach' - Counselling News Written by an ex-student and long-time colleague of Carl Rogers, this in-depth and challenging book charts the development of person-centred therapy from its origins through to the present day.

Godfrey T Barrett-Lennard traces the central concepts and key figures within the movement, set against the contemporary historical, social and political context. As an integrated overview of the person-centred approach, Carl Rogers' Helping System presents a wealth of fascinating ideas and information which is linked to a fresh, incisive account of the unfolding theory, process and research.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 428 pages, black & white illustrations
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: History of ideas
  • ISBN: 9780761956778



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