Interdisciplinary Applications of the Person-Centered Approach

  • Jeffrey H. D. Cornelius-White
  • Renate Motschnig-Pitrik
  • Michael Lux

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Introductory Chapters

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jeffrey Cornelius-White, Renate Motschnig-Pitrik, Michael Lux
      Pages 3-9
    3. William Stillwell, Antonio Monteiro dos Santos, Renate Motschnig-Pitrik, Michael Lux, Jeffrey Cornelius-White
      Pages 11-20
  3. Clinical Applications

  4. Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Adam P. Harbaugh, Jeffrey Cornelius-White
      Pages 133-138
  5. Children and Family

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. Dagmar Nuding, Dorothea Hüsson
      Pages 145-151
  6. Business and Leadership

  7. Conflict and Constructive Communication

  8. Conclusion and Meta-View

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 233-233
    2. Renate Motschnig-Pitrik, Michael Lux, Jeffrey H. D. Cornelius-White
      Pages 235-252
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 253-265

About this book


The hallmark of Carl Rogers' work, the Person-Centered Approach (PCA), has long had a major impact on psychological research and clinical practice. Currently, as more diverse professionals recognize the relevance of humanistic thought to their fields, it is enjoying a wider diversity of applications across disciplines, populations, and settings.

Interdisciplinary Applications of the Person-Centered Approach unfolds client-centered concepts into real-world contexts. The versatility and power of person-centered practice are on full display in an engaging integrative framework, featuring extended examples, practical guidelines, and graphic concept maps. Renowned scholar-practitioners illustrate innovative applications as diverse as motivational interviewing, parent training, learner-centered instruction, and peace negotiations to promote cross-disciplinary dialogue and collaboration, and potentially to solve larger societal problems. Support for the PCA spans a variety of areas including:

• Clinical applications in psychotherapy and medicine.
• Education, including elementary, higher, adult, and e-learning.
• Child, family, and lifespan studies.
• Business, management, leadership, and coaching.
• Conflict resolution and constructive communication.

Interdisciplinary Applications of the Person-Centered Approach complements its companion volume, Interdisciplinary Handbook of the Person-Centered Approach: Research and Theory, by enlightening researchers and practitioners who want to broaden their academic and clinical horizons. Both are significant resources for researchers in a variety of sciences, such as psychology, neuroscience, therapy, education, communication, and medicine, and for students of humanistic psychology.


Applications in counseling Carl P. Rogers Rogerian therapy actualizing tendencies applications in medicine applications in psychotherapy artistic epistemologies cognition-oriented disciplines constructivism empathy flow of experience growth-oriented disciplines humanistic therapy meaning-oriented disciplines mindfulness non-conscious process organismic valuing process self-concept systematic-oriented disciplines unconditional positive regard

Editors and affiliations

  • Jeffrey H. D. Cornelius-White
    • 1
  • Renate Motschnig-Pitrik
    • 2
  • Michael Lux
    • 3
  1. 1.University of MissouriSpringfieldUSA
  2. 2.University of ViennaViennaAustria
  3. 3.QuellenhofNeurologisches RehabilitationszentrumBad WildbadGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-7143-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-7144-8
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