Document Library

This online library consists of voluntary contributions made by ADPCA members and others. We welcome manuscripts from all over the world. If you would like to cooperate with our open-access library by submitting, among others, an article, a transcription or a research study related to the PCA (in English or in your own language), please do not hesitate to contact us.

“You Can’t Feel Your Thoughts”: A clinical note on the experience of schizophrenia by Ferdinand Van Der VeenPresents and discusses a verbatim account of a portion of a group therapy session with hospitalized mental patients, during which two patients commented with unusual depth and clarity on their experience of themselves in relation to their illness. The central theme of their comments concerns the cessation of a mental process; a stopping or blocking of the mind that results in an inability to know one's own experience--to feel one's thoughts or think about one's feelings.You_Cant_Feel_Your_Thoughts
A Client-Centered Approach to Difficult Client Experiences by Margaret S. WarnerAddress given at the 5th Congress of the World Council for Psychotherapy, Beijing, China, October 2008.A-Client-Centered-Approach-to-Difficult-Client-Experiences_Margaret-S.-Warner
A Counter-Theory of Transference by John M. ShlienPaper written by John M. Shlien, Harvard University, USA.A-Counter-Theory-of-Transference_John-M.-Shlien_1
Actualisation: A Functional Concept in Client-Centered Therapy by Jerold D. Bozarth & Barbara T. BrodleyPaper first published in 'Handbook of Self-Actualisation'[Special issue], 'Journal of Social Behavior and Personality', vol.6(5), 1991. (Select Press)Actualisation-A-Functional-Concept-in-Client-Centered-Therapy_Jerold-D.-Bozarth-Barbara-T.-Brodley
Actualizing Tendency: The link between person-centered and experiential psychotherapy and interdisciplinary systems theory by Jurgen KrizPaper first published in 'Person-Centered & Experiential Psychotherapies' (WAPCEPC's journal), vol.6 (1), 2007.ActualizingTendency...JKriz_
Carl Rogers and Transpersonal Psychology by John K. WoodPresentation given in the VI International Holistic and Transpersonal Congress, Águas de Lindóia, Brazil, 7 September 1997.Carl-Rogers-and-Transpersonal-Psychology_John-K.-Wood
Carl Rogers, More Relevant Today than Freud by Edwin KahnArticle first published in 'Psychotherapy Bulletin' (Publication of Division 29 of the American Psychological Association), Vol.33, 1998.Carl-Rogers-More-Relevant-Today-than-Freud_Edwin-Kahn
Client-Centered Play Therapy With Implications for Parent – Child Relationships by Julius SeemanPaper written by Julius Seeman, George Peabody College for Teachers, USA.Client-Centered-Play-Therapy-With-Implications-for-Parent-Child-Relationships_Julius-Seeman
Congruence: An integrative five-dimension model by Jeffrey H.D. Cornelius-WhitePaper first published in 'Person-Centred & Experiential Psychotherapies' (WAPCEPC's journal), vol. 6 (4), 2007.Congruence5DimensionModel.CWhite_0
Interview with Jurgen Kriz on the topic of Self- Actualization and Rogerian Person Centered Psychotherapy by David Van NuysDr. Van Nuys interviews Jurgen Kriz on the topic of Self-Actualization. Co-interviewer: Charles Merrill. (Wise Counsel Podcast)Interview-with-Jurgen-Kriz-on-the-topic-of-Self-Actualization-and-Rogerian-Person-Centered-Psychotherapy_David-Van-Nuys
Principled and Instrumental Nondirectiveness in Person-Centered and Client-Centered Therapy_Barry GrantPrincipled and Instrumental Nondirectiveness in Person-Centered and Client-Centered Therapy by Barry GrantPrincipled-and-Instrumental-Nondirectiveness-in-Person-Centered-and-Client-Centered-Therapy_Barry-Grant
Purposes, Processes, and Products of the Task Force on Empirically Supported Therapy Relationships by John C. NorcrossPortions of this paper are adapted from 'Empirically Supported Therapy Relationships', in J. C. Norcross (Ed.), 'Psychotherapy Relationships that Work: Therapist contributions and responsiveness to patients', 2002. (Oxford University Press)Purposes-Processes-and-Products-of-the-Task-Force-on-Empirically-Supported-Therapy-Relationships_John-C.-Norcross
Relational Depth and the Person-Centred Approach by Sue WildersPaper first published in 'Person-Centred Quartly' (BAPCA's magazine), February 2007.Relational-Depth-and-the-Person-Centred-Approach_Sue-Wilders
The first steps in the process of becoming a psychotherapist under the reference of the Person-Centered Approach by Vera L. Pereira and Daniela L. DantasPaper first published in 'RBPsicoterapia' (Brazilian Magazine of Psychotherapy), vol.14 (1), 2012. Please note that the document lists the authors in the wrong order. The order should read: Vera L. Pereira & Daniela L. Dantas We are awaiting an updated manuscript.The-first-steps-in-the-process-of-becoming-a-psychotherapist
The Formative Tendency: Person-centered systems theory, interdependence and human potential by Jeffrey H.D. Cornelius-White & Jurgen KrizPaper originally published in B. E. Levitt (Ed.), 'Reflections on human potential: Bridging the person-centered approach and positive psychology' (PCCS Books).The-Formative-Tendency-Person-centered-systems-theory-interdependence-and-human-potential_Jeffrey-H.D.-Cornelius-White-Jurgen-Kriz
The Person Centered Approach to Conflict Transformation by Jere MoormanPaper written by Jere Moorman, member of the Center for Studies of the Person, USA.The-Person-Centered-Approach-to-Conflict-Transformation_Jere-Moorman
The Person-Centred Approach: Past, Present and Future – Memories and Conversations by BAPCAFlyer of the film 'The Person-Centred Approach: Past, Present and Future - Memories and Conversations' created and presented by Irene Fairhurst, directed by Tiane Corso Graziottin and produced by BAPCA (British Association for the Person-Centred Approach)The-PCA-Past-Present-and-Future_Film-Call
We-Rhythm Therapy by David AlpertPaper originally published in 'Person-Centered Journal' (ADPCA's journal), vol.2(1), 1995.We-RhythmTherapy_David-Alpert

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