Person-centerd Therapy: Myths and Realities by Professor Mick Cooper

Person-centerd Therapy: Myths and Realities by Professor Mick Cooper Myth: Person-centerd therapy is “just the basics” - everyone does it, it’s just that some therapists go on to do more advanced things, like psychodynamic therapy or cognitive-behavioral therapy. Reality: Developing one’s capacity to engage with another human being at a level of interpersonal depth is a life-time’s achievement. Few “purely” person-centerd therapists, even after many years, would claim that they have reached the end of that road, so the chances of getting there after a few years’ study are pretty remote. Moreover, skills and ideas from other therapeutic approaches [...]