Cooper: Integrating Counselling & Psychotherapy
Here you’ll find a range of helpful resources to support your learning, and help strengthen your understanding of key topics from the book. Click the links to download.
An outline of the Golden and Platinum rules of how we should treat others.
Mick Cooper outlines his vision of what a person-centred-informed politics might look like.
This paper revises the question of how we can understand the process of human development from a person-centred perspective
In this monograph, Cooper develops an integrated framework for understanding, and facilitating, psychological and social wellbeing.
This glossary focuses on terms that are not typically covered in the counselling and psychotherapy literature, particularly those associated with motivational theory.
2.1 Directional Orientation of Interpersonal Perceptions
An insight into the directional understanding of human behaviour.
2.2 Increasing Socialisations of Directions
Mick Cooper discusses the potential influence of social media on our directions.
3.1 Table of Directional Phases
This table summarises how six key models conceptualise the directional process.
This resource defines and describes the key directional constructs.
3.3 Moderators of the helpfulness of feedback
Here, the impact of positive and negative feedback on progress towards a goal is discussed.
4.1 The Directional Role of Emotions
This piece outlines the role of emotions in the actualisation, or non-actualisation, of our directions.
This outlines key research on the connection between directionality and flow.
A discussion relating to the different taxonomies of goals in adult psychological literature.
5.2 Promotion and Prevention Focus
Mick Cooper discusses key perspectives of promotion-prevention focus in relation to goals.
6.1 Are Our Highest Order Directions Given
This resource explores philosophical ideas and research about our highest-order wants.
This resource discusses our finite source of mental energy.
Mick Cooper outlines the key ‘typical conflicts’ highlighted in therapeutic literature.
Here, the Transactional Analysis concept of Life scripts is defined and outlined.
15.1 The Plan Formulation Method
This looks at Silberschatz & Curtis’ plan formulation method and how it can be adapted for therapeutic practice.
Mick Cooper looks at the research on the barriers to successful therapy.
16.1 Are Interpersonal Dysergies Inevitable
This explores the research around interpersonal dysergies and considers whether they are an inevitable part of life.
This resources looks at the research around socialist humanism and what a progressive political agenda means
17.2 Is There a Natural Tendency to Synergies
Mick Cooper outlines the research regarding the synergism hypothesis