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

Joseph, Stephen

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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.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jul 2, 2015
Journal Person-Centered & Experiential Psychotherapies
Print ISSN 1477-9757
Electronic ISSN 1752-9182
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 14
Issue 3
APA6 Citation Joseph, S. (2015). A person-centered perspective on working with people who have experienced psychological trauma and helping them move forward to posttraumatic growth. Person-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapies, 14(3), https://doi.org/10.1080/14779757.2015.1043392
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/14779757.2015.1043392
Keywords Posttraumatic stress, posttraumatic growth, person-centered approach, positive psychology
Publisher URL http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14779757.2015.1043392
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf
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..../14779757.2015.1043392.

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