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The Person-Centered Scene in Australia: Then and Now / Die personzentrierte Szene in Australien: damals und heute / El Escenario Centrado en la Persona en Australia: Entonces y ahora / Le Paysage Centré-sur-la-Personne en Australie: Une Historique / O Lugar da Abordagem Centrada na Austrália: Ontem e Hoje /

Barrett-Lennard, G.T. and Neville, B. (2010) The Person-Centered Scene in Australia: Then and Now / Die personzentrierte Szene in Australien: damals und heute / El Escenario Centrado en la Persona en Australia: Entonces y ahora / Le Paysage Centré-sur-la-Personne en Australie: Une Historique / O Lugar da Abordagem Centrada na Austrália: Ontem e Hoje /. Person-Centered & Experiential Psychotherapies, 9 (4). pp. 265-273.

Link to Published Version: https://doi.org/10.1080/14779757.2010.9689071
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Abstract

This paper explores the early phase of interest and enthusiasm for the philosophy and practice of client-centered therapy in relevant Australian circles, touches on issues in its subsequent decline here and traces more recent developments and the currently rising interest. The attenuation of relevant training opportunities and research in the United States from the late 1960s (when Rogers was no longer based in universities) also contributed to the diminishing visibility of his approach in Australia. Yet, core elements were often absorbed, unacknowledged, into the culture of helping services and education, and there were pockets of focused activity. From about the time of Rogers' death in 1987, the building visibility and vitality of the expanded PCA movement in the United Kingdom and elsewhere in Europe was helping to fertilize the re-growing interest here. Recent and new programs in Australia are providing an increased footing for person-centered work with contemporary emphases.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Psychology and Exercise Science
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/57587
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