Research on person-centred/experiential psychotherapy and counselling: summary of the main findings

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In this chapter I summarise the main findings from more than 60 years of research of Person-Centred-Experiential (PCE) psychotherapies. I begin by pointing out the pioneering contributions of Carl Rogers to this literature. The body of the chapter summarises three main areas of research: First, the highly promising evidence on the quantitative effects of PCE therapies, drawing on a large meta-analysis (Elliott et al., 2013); second, research on client in-session processes, particularly the various attempts to capture the sequence by which clients change over time in therapy and the relation of these processes to outcome; third, the contribution of therapists and therapy methods to client change, including the sometimes-controversial research on therapist process guiding (e.g., chair work). I conclude with an account of how PCE therapists can become more involved in research and describe a research pathway aimed at helping their approach find a more secure place in mental health care policy.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationPerson-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy
Subtitle of host publicationDevelopments and Contemporary Considerations
EditorsColin Lago, Divine Charura
Place of PublicationMaidenhead, Berkshire
Pages223-232
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2016

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Keywords

  • person centred counselling
  • person centred therapy

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Elliott, R. (2016). Research on person-centred/experiential psychotherapy and counselling: summary of the main findings. In C. Lago, & D. Charura (Eds.), Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy: Developments and Contemporary Considerations (pp. 223-232). Maidenhead, Berkshire.
Elliott, Robert. / Research on person-centred/experiential psychotherapy and counselling : summary of the main findings. Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy: Developments and Contemporary Considerations. editor / Colin Lago ; Divine Charura. Maidenhead, Berkshire, 2016. pp. 223-232
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Elliott, R 2016, Research on person-centred/experiential psychotherapy and counselling: summary of the main findings. in C Lago & D Charura (eds), Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy: Developments and Contemporary Considerations. Maidenhead, Berkshire, pp. 223-232.

Research on person-centred/experiential psychotherapy and counselling : summary of the main findings. / Elliott, Robert.

Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy: Developments and Contemporary Considerations. ed. / Colin Lago; Divine Charura. Maidenhead, Berkshire, 2016. p. 223-232.

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Elliott R. Research on person-centred/experiential psychotherapy and counselling: summary of the main findings. In Lago C, Charura D, editors, Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy: Developments and Contemporary Considerations. Maidenhead, Berkshire. 2016. p. 223-232