Being-with and being-counter: relational depth - the challenge of fully meeting the client

D.J. Mearns, P. Schmid

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    Following on from a previous publication (Schmid & Mearns, 2006), this paper continues the authors' investigation of the relationship emphasis within person-centered therapy. It explores the concept of relational depth (Mearns & Cooper, 2005), especially in regard to work with hard-to-reach clients, outlining the particular challenges to the therapist seeking to engage the different parts of the client, even those in self-protective conflict with the therapeutic process. The ethical boundaries of therapeutic confrontation and dialogue that constitute relational depth are explored as is the developmental agenda for the therapist.
    LanguageEnglish
    Pages255-265
    Number of pages11
    JournalPerson-Centred and Experiential Psychotherapies
    Volume5
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 2006

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    Keywords

    • person-centered therapy
    • therapeutic relationship
    • relational depth
    • self resonance
    • empathic resonance
    • personal (dialogic) resonance
    • dialogue

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    In: Person-Centred and Experiential Psychotherapies, Vol. 5, No. 4, 2006, p. 255-265.

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