Research in the PCA

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This page contains several links, both to individual papers and databases. Some databases (such as the Rogers’ library) require free membership and some do not.

If you would like to submit a paper to be posted here, please click here to email.

List of Papers

Janet Tolan The Fallacy of the ‘Real’ Self - In Praise of the Self-Structure 2002 Presented at the Fifth International Conference
on Client-Centred and Experiential Psychotherapy, Chicago, 2000, and published in Watson, J C. et al. (Eds.), (2002) Client-centered and experiential psychotherapy in the 21st century. PCCS Books, Ross-on-Wye
Mick Cooper, Megan R Stafford, David Saxon, Jennifer Beecham, Eva-Maria Bonin, Michael Barkham, Peter Bower, Karen Cromarty,
Charlie Duncan, Peter Pearce, Tiffany Rameswari, Gemma Ryan
Humanistic counselling plus pastoral care as usual versus pastoral care as usual for the treatment of psychological distress in adolescents in UK state schools (ETHOS): a randomised controlled trial 2020 The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health
Arthur Bohart  Can you be integrative and a person-centered therapist at the same time?  2012  Person-Centered & Experiential Psychotherapies 
Isabel Gibbard; Terry Hanley  A five-year evaluation of the effectiveness of person-centred counselling in routine clinical practice in primary care  2008  Counselling and Psychotherapy Research 
Carl Rogers; F.J. Roethlisberger  Barriers and gateways to communication  1952  Harvard Business Review 
Mick Cooper, Maureen O’Hara, Peter F. Schmid and Arthur C. Bohart  

Person-centred therapy today and tomorrow: vision, challenge and growth

2013 Sample Chapter from The Handbook of Person-Centred Psychotherapy and Counselling
Peter F. Schmid New Men — a New Image of Man 

2004  from: Proctor, Gillian / Napier, Mary B. (eds.), Encountering feminism, Ross-on-Wye (PCCS)
Natalie Rogers, Keith Tudor, Louise Tudor and Keemar Keemar 

Person-centered expressive arts therapy: A theoretical encounter 

2012 In Person-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapies 11(1) · March 2012
Mick Cooper  Person-centred therapy is actualising its potential in creative and original growth, forging new pathways and understandings 

2007 First published in 'Therapy Today', July 2007 
Stephen Joseph PC therapy: why the client knows best

2003 In The Psychologist 16(6)
Stephanos P Vassilopoulos, Andreas Brouzos

a pilot person-centred group counselling for university students 

2012  In Hellenic Journal of Psychology 9(3)
Rebecca Burwell, Charles P. Chen

Applying the principles and techniques of solution-focused therapy to career counselling

2006 in Counselling Psychology Quarterly 19(2):189-203 
William B. Stiles, Michael Barkham, Elspeth Twigg, Mick Cooper Effectiveness of cognitive-behavioural, person-centred and psychodynamic therapies as practiced in UK NHS settings   2006 in Psychological Medicine 36(4):555-66 



  • This website doesn't require you to be a member of any organisation - you can sign up as an 'independent researcher'. Once in, you can use the search bar to search for any papers or topics that interest you. You will find lots of papers to download.


Cecil Patterson (often known as C H "Pat" Patterson), a counsellor, wrote many articles on counselling, including on the person-centered approach. The website isn’t in the best format but there are many papers downloadable.

Elements has a small database of both person-centered and general counselling articles


Universities often have repositories. If you find a paper on PCEP for example that you can’t access, you can look up the university that the author is based at, and see if they have a repository

Strathclyde – Mick Cooper, Robert Elliott and Beth Friere are all based here – just put their names in.

Open University has a similar repository with over 50 articles on counselling


Centre for studies of the person: Carl Rogers’ memorial library. This includes not just many papers by Rogers, but also papers from Maureen O’Hara and other person-centered people.

ADPCA has a library for articles about the person-centered approach.

ADPCA also has back issues of its journal available

You will find papers from other notable person-centered people, such as Allan Turner and Peter F. Schmid  in our links section.


Gendlin’s website has a focusing library with many articles on.

Creative edge focusing articles database.

Focusing therapy’s articles


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