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In this second edition of "Trust and Understanding", the basic principles of the Person-Centred Approach are described for those who care for, and work with, people in need of care in large and small homes, institutions and schools. Guidelines for this 'new-to-some' way of working are introduced clearly and practically, using many real examples, with the aim of: improving understanding of people with special needs and respecting their individuality; maximising quality of life for those in need of care and their carers; making services more satisfying for staff as well as decreasing stress; and providing a balance between institutional expectations and the autonomy of residents.
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Marlis Portner, worked in theatre and as an editor and translator, before becoming a psychotherapist. After the 'family years' she studied psychology and has worked for twenty years as a psychotherapist in her own practice. She has always had in her client caseload some people with special needs. She also works as a consultant and supervisor for several social services and is often invited by communities and homes to do workshops for the staff to introduce the concept of 'Trust and Understanding'. She has published a number of books, originally in German, that have been translated into several languages, and numerous articles for professional journals. She was married for more than twenty years, has a daughter and a son, both adult, and two grandsons.Review:
We have chosen this accessible and insightful book to be our course text, and it has proved to be a consistently valuable and challenging tool for students. It has enabled a dialogue between social care workers, managers, and the people who benefit from services; facilitating clear communication and, as the book suggests, 'trust and understanding'. The message within it is relevant to any individual or organisation offering help. Terry Daly, University lecturer, Queen Margaret University College, Edinburgh Marlis Portner offers a practical vision of how to develop trust and understanding: qualities essential for a climate of empowerment and an increase in self-worth.I am pleased to recommend this book to all of you who endeavour to increase your trust and understanding in your own relationships with others. Mandy Neville, Chief Executive, Circles Network, UK
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Book Description PCCS Books Ltd. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. In Stock. Seller Inventory # zk1898059918
Book Description PCCS Books, 2007. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1898059918