Title: A proces account of Pre-Therapy
Authors: Dekeyser, Mathias ×
Leijssen, Maria #
Issue Date: 2004
Conference: International Focusing Conference edition:16 location:Puntarenas, Costa Rica date:3-7 May, 2004
Abstract: Pre-Therapy is a method of interaction with severely contact-disturbed clients, like those suffering from psychosis, autism or severe mental handicap. Although this method is easily misunderstood and hard to learn, health care and educational professionals and even family members are applying it with great enthousiasm. Garry Prouty developed Pre-Therapy as a person-centered response to Carl Rogers' and Gene Gendlin's struggle in dealing with psychotic patients in the 60's. At the thime he claimed that the theory of Gene Gendlin does not allow to grasp how a client can move beyond structure-bound experience. After a short introduction to Pre-Therapy, I will present an attempt at grasping some phenomena of the Pre-Therapeutic practice using Process Model principles.
Description: 12
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IMa
Appears in Collections:Research Group on Psychotherapy and Psychodynamic psychology (-)
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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