A person-centered perspective on working with people who have experienced psychological trauma and helping them move forward to posttraumatic growth

Joseph, Stephen (2015) A person-centered perspective on working with people who have experienced psychological trauma and helping them move forward to posttraumatic growth. Person-Centered & Experiential Psychotherapies, 14 (3). pp. 178-190. ISSN 1752-9182

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Abstract

Over the past decade posttraumatic growth (PTG) has become a major topic for theory, research and practice in mainstream trauma psychology. The aim of this paper is to discuss the implications of PTG for the person-centered approach. It is argued that PTG provides a new non-medical language for understanding psychological trauma that is consistent with the person-centered approach. Person-centered personality theory provides an explanation for how PTG arises and leads to new testable predictions for research into how person-centered therapy may be able to facilitate PTG.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Person-Centered & Experiential Psychotherapies on 2 July 2015, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/14779757.2015.1043392.
Keywords: Posttraumatic stress, posttraumatic growth, person-centered approach, positive psychology
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham UK Campus > Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Education
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1080/14779757.2015.1043392
Depositing User: Collier, Elanor
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2016 10:25
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2016 18:46
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/32022

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