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Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapy Articles

Possible ways to use the list:

1. Use the “Search the Library” function (see the

icon on the top right of most pages) to search the entire library. The “Search the Library” function will only return results from pages found within the library.

2. Look through the twenty most “important” articles for teaching/learning Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapy

We asked our most experienced Focusing-Oriented therapists/professors what selection of Gendlin articles they most use in teaching.

We received lists from Carlos Alemany, Ph.D. (Spain), Campbell Purton, Ph.D. (UK), Germain Lietaer, Ph.D. (Belgium), Mia Leijssen, Ph.D. (Belgium), Dieter Mueller, Ph.D. (Germany), Bala Jaison, Ph.D. (Canada), Marine de Freminville, Ph.D. (Canada), Jim Iberg, Ph.D. (USA), Neil Friedman, Ph.D. (USA), and Zack Boukydis, Ph.D. (USA).

In consultation with Gendlin we collated the lists and integrated the suggestions with his priorities. There was a great deal of consensus.

3. Start with three articles that all of the teachers agreed are essential.

Gendlin, E.T. (1984). The client's client: The edge of awareness. In R.L. Levant & J.M. Shlien (Eds.), Client-centered therapy and the person-centered approach. New directions in theory, research and practice, pp. 76-107. New York: Praeger.
Gendlin, E.T. (1968). The experiential response. In E. Hammer (Ed.), Use of interpretation in treatment, pp. 208-227. New York: Grune & Stratton.
Gendlin, E.T. (1964). A theory of personality change. In P. Worchel & D. Byrne (eds.), Personality change, pp. 100-148. New York: John Wiley & Sons.