Carl Rogers (Key Figures in Counselling and Psychotherapy series)

Carl Rogers (Key Figures in Counselling and Psychotherapy series)

Brian Thorne

Language: English

Pages: 160

ISBN: 144625223X

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

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.











one and the same time both the challenge and the guide which Rogers needed to leave the university system behind him. In writing it for others he had once again provided himself with the resource he required. The California Years The Western Behavioral Sciences Institute Rogers found the freedom from university life enormously exhilarating. He and Helen found a beautiful house with a spectacular view of the Pacific and he immediately settled down to work with enthusiasm in the new environment.

her own feelings and concerns; nor does it imply that the therapist impulsively blurts out any passing attitude or intuitive insight. It does mean, however, that the therapist is always at pains to be in touch with his or her own flow of experiencing and does not deny to awareness those aspects of experience which are uncomfortable or disturbing. Congruence demands a willingness to express and to be, without inhibition, any persistent feelings that exist in the relationship. It requires at all

encouraged by Walter Rogers’ determination to operate his new farm on as scientific a basis as possible. He challenged his sons to set up small independent ventures of their own and, as a result, they learned to manage flocks of chickens and to rear many varieties of farm livestock from infancy. Carl through this activity became an assiduous student of scientific agriculture and learned through his reading of a voluminous tome called Feeds and Feeding by Morison what was entailed in setting up

in B. Thorne and E. Lambers (eds), Person-Centred Therapy: a European Perspective. London: Sage. pp. 216–30. Bowen, M. (1987) In Memory of Carl Rogers, unpublished manuscript. Bozarth, J. (1990) ‘The essence of client-centered therapy’, in G. Lietaer, J. Rombauts and R. Van Balen (eds), Client-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapy in the Nineties. Leuven: Leuven University Press. pp. 59–64. Bozarth, J. (1998) Person Centred Therapy: a Revolutionary Paradigm. Ross-on-Wye: PCCS Books. Brazier,

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