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The Helping Conditions in Their Context: Expanding change theory and practice / Die hilfreichen Bedingungen in ihrem Kontext: Eine Erweiterung der Theorie der Veränderung und ihrer Praxis / Las Condiciones de Ayuda en su Contexto: Expandiendo la teoría y la práctica del cambio

Barrett-Lennard, G.T. (2002) The Helping Conditions in Their Context: Expanding change theory and practice / Die hilfreichen Bedingungen in ihrem Kontext: Eine Erweiterung der Theorie der Veränderung und ihrer Praxis / Las Condiciones de Ayuda en su Contexto: Expandiendo la teoría y la práctica del cambio. Person-Centered & Experiential Psychotherapies, 1 (1-2). pp. 144-155.

Link to Published Version: https://doi.org/10.1080/14779757.2002.9688284
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Abstract

Carl Rogers' innovation grew out of an individualist psychology and cultural mind set that saw each person's destiny as belonging in his or her own hands. This paper stresses the connectedness of human lives, and views our life process and consciousness as relational in its essence. Conditions theory illuminates basic processes within the microcosm of the therapist-client engagement. A client's outside relations, however, can crucially effect their response to therapy, broader social conditions are necessary for the helping mode and system to arise, and the relation between personal and societal malaise has vital implications for therapeutic work. An encompassing spectrum of potential healing and enabling processes emerges from a systemic-relational perspective. A unifying axis is the healing of relationship: relations within the self, close interpersonal relationships, group and community relations, and relations between large people systems. Principles are advanced to extend the working scope and theory of change.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Psychology
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/53926
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