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Author: Godfrey T Barrett-Lennard
Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex, UK : Wiley-Blackwell, 2015.
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Written by a pioneer in person-centered therapy, this is the only resource to provide full access to the Barrett-Lennard Relationship Inventory (BLRI) along with information on the instrument s  Read more...


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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Barrett-Lennard, Godfrey T.
Relationship inventory.
Chichester, West Sussex, UK : John Wiley & Sons Inc., 2015
(DLC) 2014022700
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Godfrey T Barrett-Lennard
ISBN: 9781118788820 1118788826
OCLC Number: 881205827
Description: ix, 186 pages ; 28 cm
Contents: Preface vii About the Companion Website ix Part 1 The Relationship Inventory: Beginning, Fruition, Future 1 1 How Change Happens: The Guidance and Refinement of Theory 3 2 The Classic Investigation of Carl Rogers Core Theory 8 Definitions of the therapeutic variables 10 Instruments and procedure 12 Experimental hypotheses 16 Results 17 Implications and further research 22 Conclusion 24 3 A Major Revision: Crafting the 64-item RI and Emergent Adaptations 26 Purposes of the revision 27 Item analysis and other features 27 The spread of application with varied adaptations 31 Conclusion 34 4 Mature and Travelling: The RI System in Focus 35 The theoretical structure of the BLRI reviewed 35 Phases in dialogue exchange linking to the main inventory forms 38 Gathering, scoring, and using RI data: Practice and rationale 39 Reliability and validity: Issues and evidence 43 New and underused applications of the BLRI 46 Conclusion 48 5 The BLRI Story Extended: Later Work and Looking Ahead 49 Reflections on theory and the interrelation of conditions 50 Later studies and analyses 52 Where to next? Underexplored and adventurous regions 60 The spectrum of BL relationship inventories 61 Conclusion 63 6 Training Applications: Exercises in Facilitation 64 Use of the whole BLRI early in counsellor training 64 Learning from interviews in triads with BLRI-derived participant ratings 65 Conclusion 71 Part 2 The Journeying Self in Personal and Group Relations 73 7 The Contextual Selves Inventory: For the Study of Self in its Diversity 75 Origins and manifestations of self-diversity 76 Constructive change in relations within the plural self 78 Studying the self in context new focus and method 78 The CSI poised for fresh inquiry 83 Conclusion 83 8 Tracking Self and Relational Process in Experiential Groups 85 End-of-meeting participant process appraisals 86 Illustrative results from use of the in-group questionnaires 87 Conclusion 89 Part 3 Reframing: Envisioning the Path Ahead 91 9 Looking Ahead: Fresh Horizons in Relationship Study 93 Invitations to connected further study of relationship 93 Towards the study of relations between very large systems 96 Conclusion 98 Appendix 1: The Relationship Inventory Forms and Scoring Keys 99 Appendix 2: Contextual Selves Inventory and Triad and Group Rating Forms 160 References 175 Index 184
Responsibility: Godfrey T. Barrett-Lennard.


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