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Title: What does it mean to be person centred? : a personal journey of exploration and discovery.
Author: Wilkins, Paul
ISNI:       0000 0001 1655 5615
Awarding Body: Manchester Metropolitan University
Current Institution: Manchester Metropolitan University
Date of Award: 2001
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This dissertation comprises an introduction, seven previously published papers dealing with aspects of psychodrama and the person-centred approach, criticisms of the person-centred approach, an assessment of my contribution to person-centred theory and practice and an 'afterword' which brings my exploration up to date. Although each of the papers draws on my practical experience as a therapist, researcher and educator, two of them are accounts of research, the others are broadly 'conceptual'. They are presented in the context of an heuristic journey which demonstrates my development as a person-centred thinker and practitioner. The introduction establishes this over-arching heuristic framework and gives my rationale for including these papers. The papers are followed by a consideration of the criticisms of the person-centred approach in which I show (with reference to the literature) how, if I can, I answer these criticisms. In the penultimate chapter I examine my papers in the light of some of the 'critical issues' with respect to the person-centred approach.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Approach; Psychodrama Psychology