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ERIC Number: EJ1414821
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2024
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1476-7333
EISSN: EISSN-1476-7341
Humanistic Person-Centred Set Facilitation
Gary Shepherd
Action Learning: Research and Practice, v21 n1 p30-42 2024
This paper poses the question 'What can we learn from the person-centred counselling literature which could be used by the action learning facilitator to help benefit the set?'. This question may be particularly important to facilitators seeking new ways to run their sets and to facilitators who would like to introduce a more humanistic and less mechanistic way of working with set members. Person-centred counselling is an approach to helping which aims to foster human growth and wellbeing. The person-centred approach was developed by Carl Rogers in the 1950s and has a number of similarities with Revan's original ideas. Although Revans was insistent that action learning was not counselling there are several facets of person-centred theory which align with Revans underlying ideas and philosophy. The paper concludes with suggestions of how to incorporate Rogerian ideas into facilitation, namely those of empathy, congruence and Unconditional Positive Regard.
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Language: English
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