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Gill Wyatt (Ed.)

Rogers' Therapeutic Conditions:
Evolution, Theory and Practice

4 volumes


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Description  of the series Vol. 1     Vol. 2     Vol. 3     Vol. 4

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Chapters by Peter F. Schmid:
Vol. 1: Peter F. Schmid, Authenticity: The person as his or her own author. Dialogical and ethical perspectives on therapy as an encounter relationship. And beyond.
Vol 2: Peter F. Schmid, Comprehension: the art of not-knowing. Dialogical and ethical perspectives on empathy as dialogue in personal and person-centred relationships
Vol 3: Peter F. Schmid, Acknowledgement: the art of responding. Dialogical and ethical perspectives on the challenge of unconditional personal relationships in therapy and beyond
Vol 4: Peter F. Schmid, Presence: Im-media-te co-experiencing and co-responding. Phenomenological, dialogical and ethical perspectives on contact and perception in person-centred therapy and beyond.

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Gill Wyatt (Ed.), Congruence
Ross-on-Wye (PCCS) 2001
Paper £
17.50 • [26 EUR] • ISBN 1-898059-29-2
• 242+x pp.

Contributions by
 Jerold S. Bozarth • Barbara Temaner Brodley • Ivan Ellingham • Soti Grafanaki • Leslie S. Greenberg/Shari M. Geller • Sheila Haugh • Mia Leijssen • Germain Lietaer • Tony Merry • Peter F. Schmid • Julius Seeman • Per-Anders Tengland • Gill Wyatt


PART ONE: Historical Perspectives

1. Haugh, Sheila A Historical Review of the Development of the Concept of Congruence in Person-Centered Therapy

2. Grafanaki, Soti What Counselling Research has Taught us About the Concept of Congruence: Main Discoveries and Unresolved Issues

PART TWO: Theory and Practice

3. Lietaer, Germain Being Genuine as a Therapist: Congruence and Transparency

4. Temaner Brodley, Barbara Congruence and its Relation to Communication in Client-Centered Therapy

5. Wyatt, Gill The Multifaceted Nature of Congruence Within the Therapeutic Relationship

6. Ellingham, Ivan Carl Rogers’ Congruence as an Organismic, not a Freudian, Concept

7. Haugh, Sheila The Difficulties in the Conceptualisation of Congruence: A Way Forward with Complexity Theory?

8. Greenberg, Leslie S. / Geller, Shari M. Congruence and Therapeutic Presence

9. Leijssen, Mia Authenticity Training: an Exercise for Therapists

PART THREE: The Wider Context and Links to the Other Conditions

10. Tengland, Per-Anders A Conceptual Exploration of Incongruence and Mental Health

11. Merry, Tony Congruence and the Supervision of Client-Centered Theapists

12. Bozarth, Jerold D. Congruence: A Special Way of Being

13. Seeman, Jules On Congruence: A Human System Paradigm

14. Schmid, Peter F.  Authenticity: the Person as His or Her own Author. Dialogical and Ethical Perspectives on Therapy as an Encounter Relationship. And Beyond

15. Wyatt, Gill Congruence: A Synthesis and Implications


I was deeply moved by Peter's chapter in the Congruence book with his discussion of authenticity.
Kathy Moon, USA, August 2002

Sheila Haugh and Tony Merry (Eds.), Empathy
Ross-on-Wye (PCCS) 2001
Paper £
17.50 • [26 EUR] • ISBN 1-898059-30-6 • 256+x pp.

Contributions by
Richard Baughan/Tony Merry • Ute Binder/Johannes Binder • Art Bohart • Jerold D. Bozarth • Barbara Temaner Brodley • Mick Cooper • Sheila Haugh/Tony Merry • Garry Prouty • Nathaniel J. Raskin • Laura North Rice • Peter F. Schmid • John Shlien • Per-Anders Tengland  • Margaret Warner •  Mike Worrall • Fred Zimring  • Elisabeth Zinschitz


PART ONE: Historical Perspectives

1. Nathaniel J. Raskin   The History of Empathy in the Client-centered Movement

2. Barbara Temaner Brodley Observations of Empathic Understanding in a Client-centered Practice

PART TWO: Theory and Practice

3. John Shlien  Empathy in Psychotherapy: Vital Mechanism? Yes. Therapist’s Conceit? All too Often. By Itself Enough? No.

4. Peter F. Schmid  Comprehension: The art of not knowing. Dialogical and Ethical Perspectives on Empathy as Dialogue in Personal and Person-centred Realtionships

5. Per-Anders Tengland Empathy: Its meaning and its place in a theory of therapy

6. Fred Zimring Empathic Understanding Grows the Person . . .

7. Art Bohart  Emphasising the Future in Empathy Responses

8. Laura North Rice The Evocative Function of the Therapist

9. Jerold D. Bozarth  Beyond Reflection: Emergent modes of empathy PLUS An Addendum to Beyond Reflection: Emergent modes of empathy (August 2001)

10. Garry Prouty A New Mode of Empathy: Empathic Contact

11. Ute Binder and Johannes Binder  A Theoretical Approach to Empathy

12. Margaret Warner  Empathy, Relational Depth and Difficult Client Process

13. Elisabeth Zinschitz  Understanding What Seems Unintelligible

14. Mike Worrall  Supervision and Empathic Understanding

PART THREE: The Wider Context and Links to the Other Conditions

15. Mick Cooper Embodied Empathy

16. Richard Baughan and Tony Merry  Empathy: An evolutionary/biological perspective

17. Sheila Haugh and Tony Merry Empathy in Context: The joining of the streams

The phrase and an idea, "the ART OF NOT KNOWING", in Peter Schmid's chapter is a wonderful phrase, puts "not knowing", suspending judgement etc. in a proper light. It connects with Husserl's idea of "sophisticated naivetι". It is the posture of any phenomenologist. And of course a mainstay of the Rogerian position in general.
That position is represented in a quotation from Rogers, by Raskin (in this same volume):  "Dammit, we have the best resource for knowledge right there in the other chair" (meaning the client).  He is speaking in a forthright way, in some anger and frustration about the way clinicians typically rush in with constructions, interpretations, and the like.  We understand that.  But THIS idea, the ART of not-knowing, is not well known or appreciated. It may be in the culture, but too often attached to the condition of ignorance or stupidity.  So it is a pleasure to be reminded of it as an ART.
This volume is a fine piece of work, is a genuine contribution to the literature on this worked-over subject. I am really enjoying it.

John Shlien, USA, November 2001


I have high esterem for your work, and clarity.
John Shlien, USA, February 2002


Also, I wanted to say how engaging and exciting I found your paper in the Merry and Haugh Empathy book. I come from an existential background with a particular interest in Buber, so it's great to see someone else in the pca field engaging with this literature, and also with Levinas, who is on my list to read next. I really liked the philosophical depth of your chapter.
Mick B. Cooper, GB, November 2002

Jerold Bozarth and Paul Wilkins (Eds.), Unconditional Positive Regard
Ross-on-Wye (PCCS) 2001
Paper £17.50 • [26 EUR] • ISBN 1-898059-31-4 • 236+xiv pp.

Contributions by
Gerald Bauman • Jerold Bozarth • Barbara Temaner Brodley • Elizabeth Freire • Mary N. Hendricks • James R. Iberg • Armin Klein • Toro Kuno • Germain Lietaer • Kathy Moon • Judy Moore • Garry Prouty • Bert Rice • Ruth Sanford • Peter F. Schmid • Carolyn Schneider • Patricia Steckley • Jeanne C. Watson • Paul Wilkins


PART ONE: Historical Perspectives

1. Klein, Armin Unconditional Positive Regard Deep Openness
2. Bauman, Gerald
Unconditional Positive Regard
3. Bozarth, Jerold D.  Client-centered Unconditional Positive Regard: A historical perspective
4. Moon, Kathryn / Rice, Bert / Schneider, Carolyn Stanley W. Standal and the Need for Positive Regard

PART TWO: Theory and Practice

5. Wilkins, Paul Unconditional Positive Regard Reconsidered
Schmid, Peter F.  Acknowledgement: The art of responding. Dialogical and ethical perspectives on the challenge of unconditional relationship in therapy and beyond
7. Sanford, Ruth
Unconditional Positive Regard: A misunderstood way of being
8. Prouty, Garry
Unconditional Positive Regard and Pre-Therapy: An exploration
9. Lietaer, Germain
Unconditional Acceptance and Positive Regard
10. Iberg, James R.
Unconditional Positive Regard: Constituent activities
11. Hendricks, Marion H.
An Experiential Version of Unconditional Positive Regard
12. Freire, Elizabeth
Unconditional Positive Regard: The distinctive feature of Client-centred Therapy
13. Temaner Brodley, Barbara / Schneider, Carolyn
Unconditional Positive Regard as Communicated Through Verbal Behavior in Client-centered Therapy
14. Bozarth, Jerold D.
A Reconceptualization of the Necessary and Sufficient Conditions for Therapeutic Personality Change

PART THREE: The Wider Context and Links to the Other Conditions

15. Watson, Jeanne C. / Steckley, Patricia  Potentiating Growth: An examination of the research on unconditional positive regard
16. Moore, Judy
Acceptance of the Truth of the Present Moment as a Trustworthy Foundation for Unconditional Positive Regard
17. Kuno, Toru
An Interpretation of Unconditional Positive Regard from the Standpoint of Buddhist-based Psychology
18. Bozarth, Jerold D. / Wilkins, Paul
Unconditional Positive Regard: Towards unravelling the puzzle


  Peter Schmid's chapter in the recent UPR book: "Acknowledgement: the art of responding": It all reminds me of John [Shlien], who I love as a kind and helpful acquaintance, commentator and bestower of wonderful writings. Peter's chapter helps me to appreciate even more of John's manner, sometimes abrasive, with me and others.

p. 58: "Real encounter means to 'ag-gredi', to make steps towards each other, approach each other. 'Aggredi' -- hence the term 'aggression' -- means 'to turn to somebody, to approach, to attack, to commence'.  From a person-centered  perspective, in principle, aggression (singular) must be seen as a constructive force of the human being, realized in several forms of aggressions (plural), e.g. anger, rage, hatred, ignorance, refusal, cynicism, sarcasm, forceful activity, etc. From the substantial view, aggression is an expression of the actualizing tendency and the experiencing of a person. From the relational view, it means turning towards the other in order to handle a conflict. On the one hand, in aggression, the individual's striving for independence becomes obvious as the person aims at identity by differentiation (saying no, i.e. in puberty, etc.). In this movement of separation the basis for acknowledgement of the self and of the Other is set. On the other hand the interconnectedness becomes obvious as aggression approaches the Other ('ag-gredi') and through confrontation accepts the Other as partner in the relationship. In this 'against one another' situation, facing the Other makes aggression indispensable for the 'counter' of the en-counter. Aggression regulates, and assures, both closeness and distance and protects from losing one's identity by either merging or alienating. Being able to bear conflicts is not only a sign of maturity, but also of tremendous importance for the prevention of violence."
Thinking of John, I will quote again from Peter, this time from the PCCS Congruence book, p.226: 
"Authenticity is the very opposite of alienation. Authentic persons challenge others to become authentic because they themselves are challenged by really accepting the others as they are."

Kathy Moon, USA, June 2002


I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed reading your articles in the inaugural edition of PCEP journal on 'Knowledge and Acknowledgement' and on ''Back to the Client: a Phenomenonological ...' in the spring 2004 edition. Also I have been re-reading your chapter 'Face to Face. ....' in the book on UPR ('Rogers' Therapeutic Conditions' series).
I have recently found your writing very inspiring and clarifying and it has helped me enormously in my own thinking and reflecting on my practice. So I wanted to thank for your contributions to that journal and want to read some of your other writings. Your body of work feels very developed and represents for me a mature and vital contribution to the person-centred literature.
Paul McGahey, Brighton, England


Gill Wyatt and Pete Sanders (Eds.), Contact and Perception

Ross-on-Wye (PCCS
) 2002

Paper £17.50 • [28 EUR] • ISBN 1-898059-32-2 • 300+xiii pp.

Contributions by
Maggie Aykroyd • Godfrey T. Barrett-Lennard • Rose Cameron • Ton Coffeng • Dominic Davis • Ivan Ellingham • Shelle Davis • Leslie S. Greenberg • Garry Prouty • Pete Sanders • Peter F. Schmid • Regina Stamatiadis • Shakι G. Toukmanian • Dion Van Werde • Margaret S. Warner • William J. Whelton • Gill Wyatt • Elisabeth Zinschitz


PART ONE: Historical Perspectives

1. Sanders, Pete / Wyatt, Gill  The history of Conditions One and Six

2. Barrett-Lennard, Godfrey T. Perceptual Variables of the Helping Relationship: A measuring system and its fruits

PART TWO: Theory and Practice

3a. Prouty, Garry  Pre-Therapy: An essay in philosophical psychology

3b. Prouty, Garry  Pre-Therapy as a Theoretical System

3c. Prouty, Garry  The Practice of Pre-Therapy

4. Warner, Margaret S.  Psychological Contact, Meaningful Process and Human Nature. A Reformulation of Person-centered Theory

5. Whelton, William J. / Greenberg, Leslie S.  Psychological Contact as Dialectical Construction

6. Toukmanian, Shakι G.  Perception: The core element in person-centered and experiental psychotherapies

7. Zinschitz, Elisabeth  “You really understand what I’m talking about, don’t you?” Basic Requirements for Contact and Perception in Person-centred Therapy and the Implications for Clients with Learning Disabilities

8. Coffeng, Ton  Contact in the Therapy of Trauma and Dissociation

9. Van Werde, Dion  Prouty’s Pre-Therapy and Contact-work with a Broad Range of Persons’ Pre-expressive Functioning

PART THREE: The Wider Context and Links to the Other Conditions

10. Schmid, Peter F.  Presence: Im-media-te co-experiencing and co-responding. Phenomenological, dialogical and ethical perspectives on contact and perception in person-centred therapy and beyond

11. Davis, Shellee  Psychological Contact through Person-Centered Expressive Arts

12. Davies, Dominic / Aykroyd, Maggie  Sexual Orientation and Psychological Contact

13. Ellingham, Ivan  Madness and Mysticism in Perceiving the Other: Towards a radical organismic, person-centred interpretation

14. Cameron, Rose  In the Space Beween

15. Stamatiadis, Regina  Sharing Life Therapy: A personal and extended way of being with clients

16. Sanders, Pete / Wyatt, Gill  Contact and Perception: A beginning

  Thank you once again for your recent presence article. It was interesting and I really liked how you presented and reflected on some of the most valuable concepts in PC. 
Shari Geller, York University, Canada, July 2002

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This series traces the evolution and application of Carl Rogers' necessary and sufficient therapeutic conditions from 1957 to the start of the new millenium. The series is ecumenical in its inclusion of work from the broadest range of therapists identifying with the person-centred approach, from classical client-centred therapy to experiential psychotherapies. Contributions from distingushed practitioners and theoreticians from all over the world are presented in four volumes. Each volume explores its theme from the origins in Rogers' writings to contemporary theoretical interpretations and practical applications. Common strands are followed in each book:

o the historical perspective
o client incongruence
o new material commissioned specially for the series
o seminal papers
o the connection of each therapeutic condition to the others
o research

Rogers' Therapeutic Conditions: Evolution, Theory and Practice will be a major contribution to the development of Client-Centred and Person-Centred Therapy. It is written for:

o person-centred practitioners
o students of person-centred psychology at all levels
o counsellor-educators
o supervisors
o researchers
o students of psychology, counselling psychology and psychotherapy wishing to familiarise themselves with Rogers' work
o everyone whose work involves the professional application of the Person- Centred Approach

Further info: www.pccs-books.co.uk

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