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Carl Rogers

Carl Rogers

Welcome to the Carl Rogers page here on the All About Psychology website. From here you will be able to access detailed information and resources relating to the man who was a hugely influential figure in the humanistic movement towards person centered theory and non-directive psychotherapy.

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Life and Legacy

For over 20 years Professor Howard Kirschenbaum from The University of Rochester has been interpreting and researching the life and work of Carl Rogers. In 2007 to mark the 20th anniversary of the death of Rogers, Professor Kirschenbaum discussed the life and legacy of Rogers with Dr Raj Persaud as part of the BBC radio series All in The Mind.

CLICK HERE for further details and to listen to the broadcast in full.

Featured in the broadcast is the following quote from Carl Rogers, taken from an interview he gave in 1978. I thought it would be worth highlighting here because it provides such a clear and concise insight in to his person/client centered approach To psychotherapy. He said:

"We regard the medical model as an extremely inappropriate model for dealing with psychological disturbances. The model that makes more sense is a growth model or a developmental model. In other words we see people as having a potential for growth and development and that can be released under the right psychological climate. We don't see them as sick and needing a diagnosis, a prescription and a cure; and that is a very fundamental difference with a good many implications."

Watch Carl Rogers Conducting Client Centered Therapy

The following five-part video playlist was part of a groundbreaking production from 1965 Entitled "Three Approaches to Psychotherapy" featuring Carl Rogers in session with Gloria, a 30-year-old recently divorced woman.

Essential Reading

Significant Aspects of Client-Centered Therapy

Originally published in 1946 as an 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 Content

Significant Aspects of Client-Centered Therapy builds upon some of Carl Rogers' previously published work. Among the most notable of these earlier articles were The Processes of Therapy and The Development of Insight in A Counseling Relationship; both of which are also presented in full.

You can get hold of Significant Aspects of Client-Centered Therapy (kindle and paperback) via the following link.

In this much expanded and comprehensively revised edition of On Becoming Carl Rogers, Howard Kirschenbaum deepens and broadens our understanding of each chapter of the eminent psychologist’s life and work and his contributions to psychology, the helping professions and society.

The 10 years that followed the publication of the earlier work turned out to be one of the most important periods of Rogers’ career in which he expanded his client-centered/person-centered theory and practice into inter-cultural communication, conflict resolution and peacekeeping.

Until now this work has not been widely known. On a personal level, access to recently revealed private papers tells us much more about Carl Rogers the man than was know to many of his closest associates.

See following link for more details:

The Life and Work of Carl Rogers

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