Client-centred therapy, post-traumatic stress disorder and post-traumatic growth : Theoretical perspectives and practical implications
Joseph, Stephen. (2004) Client-centred therapy, post-traumatic stress disorder and post-traumatic growth : Theoretical perspectives and practical implications. Psychology & Psychotherapy, Volume 77 (Number 1). pp. 101-119. ISSN 1476-0835Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1348/147608304322874281
In practice it is not unusual for client-centred therapists to work with people who have experienced traumatic events. However, client-centred therapy is not usually considered within texts on traumatic stress and questions have been raised over the appropriateness of client-centred therapy with trauma survivors. The present study shows how, although he was writing well before the introduction of the term 'post-traumatic stress disorder', Carl Rogers provided a theory of therapy and personality that contains an account of threat-related psychological processes largely consistent with contemporary trauma theory. Rogers' theory provides the conceptual underpinnings to the client-centred and experiential ways of working with traumatized people. Furthermore, Rogers' theory provides an understanding of post-traumatic growth processes, and encourages therapists to adopt a more positive psychological perspective to their understanding of how people adjust to traumatic events.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Psychology|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Psychology & Psychotherapy|
|Publisher:||John Wiley & Sons Ltd.|
|Official Date:||March 2004|
|Number of Pages:||19|
|Page Range:||pp. 101-119|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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