The late Carl Rogers, founder of the humanistic psychology movement, revolutionized psychotherapy with his concept of "client-centered therapy." His influence has spanned decades, but that influence has become so much a part of mainstream psychology that the ingenious nature of his work has almost been forgotten. A new introduction by Peter Kramer sheds light on the significance of Dr. Rogers's work today. New discoveries in the field of psychopharmacology, especially that of the antidepressant Prozac, have spawned a quick-fix drug revolution that has obscured the psychotherapeutic relationship. As the pendulum slowly swings back toward an appreciation of the therapeutic encounter, Dr. Rogers's "client-centered therapy" becomes particularly timely and important.
A Way of Being was written in the early 1980s, near the end of Carl Rogers's career, and serves as a coda to his classic On Becoming a Person. More personal and philosophical than his earlier writings, it traces his professional and personal development and ends with a person-centered prophecy, in which he predicts a future changing in the direction of more humaneness. Now, fifteen years later, the psychiatrist and best-selling author Dr. Irvin Yalom revisits A Way of Being, offering a contemporary view of this remarkable work.
As founder of the person-centred approach, Carl Rogers (1902-1987) is arguably the most influential psychologist and psychotherapist of the 20th century. This book provides unique insights into his life and a clear explanation of his major theoretical ideas. This Third Edition is co-authored by Brian Thorne and Pete Sanders, leading person-centred practitioners and bestselling authors. Pete Sanders contributes a new chapter on "The Ongoing Influence of Carl Rogers", covering topics such as research, the emerging tribes in person-centred tradition, and its interaction with the medical profession. Brian Thorne draws on his experience of having known and worked with Rogers to beautifully describe the way in which Rogers worked with clients and from that, to draw out the practical implications of what is, in effect, a functional philosophy of human growth and relationships. In the twenty years since the first edition of Carl Rogers appeared, the book has continued to provide an accessible introduction for all practitioners and students of the person-centred approach.
Carl Rogers was the psychiatrist who pioneered the practice of client-centred therapy, revolutionising the practice of psychotherapy, yet his own life was far from ideal. This biography explores his life - including his tortured marriage, his use of confidential information about his children's lives and his drinking - against the background of his work. The author draws heavily on the papers left by Rogers to the Library of Congress.
`This book... is not a single "meal" in itself but a positive "larder" containing every imaginable staple food and condiment all exquisitely and thoroughly researched. The book took Goff Barrett-Lennard 20 years to write and it will stand as a reference text for person-centred specialists for longer than that... an essential reference text... and a pantry full of delicious surprises' - Counselling, The Journal of the British Association for Counselling `Probably the most important piece of work on the person-centred approach to have emerged in recent years... an essential source of reference for anyone with a serious interest in the person-centred approach' - Counselling News Wri
Psychology Classics: Significant Aspects of Client-Centered Therapy Widely regarded as one of the most influential psychologists of all time, Carl Rogers was a towering figure within the humanistic movement towards person centered theory and non-directive psychotherapy. Originally published in 1946 his classic article Significant Aspects of Client-Centered Therapy is essential reading for anybody interested in psychotherapy and counseling. In this landmark publication Carl Rogers outlines the origins of client-centered therapy, the process of client-centered therapy, the discovery and capacity of the client and the client-centered nature of the therapeutic relationship. Bonus Material: Significant Aspects of Client-Centered Therapy builds upon some of Carl Rogers' previously published work. Among the most notable of these earlier works were The Processes of Therapy and The Development of Insight in A Counseling Relationship; both of which are also presented in full. Significant Aspects of Client-Centered Therapy has been produced as part of an initiative by the website All About Psychology to make important psychology publications widely available. www.all-about-psychology.com
Carl R. Rogers (1902-1987), a founder of the humanistic psychology movement, is one of the most influential American psychologists of the 20th century. His impact on education, counseling, psychotherapy, conflict resolution, and peace is unparalleled. He created a profound and fundamental shift in the fields of psychology and human relations. His deep belief that each person has worth, dignity, and the capacity for self-direction was counter to the pervading thought of his day. In order to fully understand and appreciate his impact, it is important to know what experiences shaped his life and what influences directed his thinking. Carl Rogers: The Quiet Revolutionary is a unique kind of autobiography that explores all these aspects of his life, and more, through a series of interviews. The result is a lively account in Rogers' own words of the peaks and valleys of both his professional and personal life. He describes his early life, his family, his schooling, and his intellectual development, and includes the early development of person-centered therapy, "The Therapeutic Hour" and his extensive efforts to reduce international tension through his work in northern Ireland, South Africa, and Central America ("The Peace Project").
Perfect for research assignments in psychology, science, and history, this concise study guide is a one-stop source for in-depth coverage of major psychological theories and the people who developed them. Consistently formatted entries typically cover the following: biographical sketch and personal data, theory outline, analysis of psychologist's place in history, summary of critical response to the theory, the theory in action, and more.
This book is about the work of Carl Rogers, not the life of Carl Rogers. The personal problems Carl Rogers had with alcohol and his marriage have nothing to do with his counseling method. This brief book focuses on the method of counseling that he invented.Method and technique are not to be confused with counseling theory. A counseling theory is a set of guiding principles that structure the course of counseling. A method or technique is a strategy for eliciting a response from a client. Counseling theories therefore provide general directions for achieving specific goals, while methods or techniques are specific strategies for promoting a change or curative response from a client.Carl Rogers gave the counseling world its most effective, efficient, and advanced method. Unfortunately, Rogers feared to face the true nature of his method and buried it under false philosophy and theory that diametrically opposed it. Rogers' betrayal of his method has led to a corruption of his method, causing it to be diluted, at best, and in many cases lost. We must separate the theory of Carl Rogers from the method of Carl Rogers to resurrect and preserve his superior method.This book will help you discover the true nature of the method. But ultimately, you must work this out for yourself. You must again watch the videos of Rogers at work. You must again analyze his method. You must experiment and test until you are certain, from your own examination, what the nature of the method is. If you wish to debate Rogers' theories, then you are missing the point: The Rogerian Method works wonders and needs to be salvaged and seen for what it is, separate from all theory and philosophy.
'What is evident from this book is how widely Carl Rogers' ideas have spread throughout the humanistic scene - and how valuable they have been.' - Self & Society '...a stimulating, enjoyable book and I recommend it to anyone interested in the person-centred approach.' - Counselling This book is edited by David Brazier and includes his chapter "The Necessary Condition is Love".
Presenting the non-directive and related points of view in counselling and therapy, this book defines the progress recently made in the development of the techniques and basic philosophy of counselling.
This book presents ten cases conducted by Carl Rogers, eight of which are fully transcribed. Featuring critical commentaries by notable psychotherapists, the book affords readers the opportunity to read unedited case material by this pioneering though often overlooked client?centered therapist, and to compare the responses of therapists from diverse orientations. The cases included represent Rogers's work over a 40?year period, with clients ranging from schizophrenic to well?functioning. Contributing authors, who include practitioners of psychoanalytic, cognitive?behavioral, gestalt, existential, and spiritual models of psychotherapy, as well as client?centered approaches, comment on the strengths and weaknesses of Rogers's approach to each case, as well as his theoretical assumptions. In all, the volume both honors Rogers's memory and demystifies his contributions to the field. This book will be of interest to all psychotherapy providers, including psychologists, social workers, counselors, psychiatrists, and psychiatric nurses. It will serve as a text for introductory courses in counseling and psychotherapy; comparative psychotherapy; history and systems of psychotherapy; humanistic psychology; and client?centered therapy.
Martin Buber,Carl Ransom Rogers,Rob Anderson,Kenneth N. Cissna
Author: Carl Ransom Rogers,Jeffrey H. Cornelius-White
Publisher: Pccs Books
In 1922, at just 20 years of age, farm boy Carl Rogers embarked on a journey halfway around the world. The China Diaries provides an intimate portrait of a young man exploring his faith, his purpose, and his personhood. Situated during the Chinese Civil War that birthed the Communist Party, The China Diaries also provides insight into the benevolent, yet at times ugly, history of Christian and Western influence in East Asia, the global YMCA movement at its apex, and Nobel Peace Prize winner and traveling companion, John R. Mott. For the life of me, I can't realize that I am really off for six months of high adventure, with great experiences, and tremendous opportunities ahead of me. I can't help but wonder how much the trip will change me, and whether the Carl Rogers that comes back will be more than a speaking acquaintance of the Carl Rogers that is going out. As long as I have a will of my own, I guess it is up to me whether the trip changes me for better or for worse. Complete with maps, photographs, historical context, phenomenological analysis, and a Forward by his daughter, Natalie, The China Diaries provides a window into the origins of Carl, the person, and Rogers, the founder of person-centered therapy.