Carl Rogers (Key Figures in Counselling and Psychotherapy) by Brian Thorne

By Brian Thorne

'Brian Thorne has arguably turn into the UK's prime authority on Carl Rogers and his paintings, gaining this acceptance by means of generating books which ooze some of the qualaties that Rogers himslef espoused - frankness, readability, sensivity, insightfullness, thoroughness, humility and genorosity of spirit. This publication won't disappoint the reader on any of those fronts.
I could defy any person-centred practitioner to learn it with out, at numerous occasions, studying whatever new, being moved, encouraged, challenged and entertained' - Ipnosis

As founding father of the person-centred procedure, Carl Rogers (1902-1987) is arguably the main influential psychologist and psychotherapist of the twentieth century. supplying targeted insights into his existence and a transparent rationalization of his significant theoretical principles, this booklet deals an available advent for all practitioners and scholars of the person-centred approach.

Written via Brian Thorne, top person-centred practitioner and bestselling writer, the second one variation explores the continued effect of Rogers considering his dying and the advance of person-centred remedy internationally.

Drawing on his adventure of getting identified and labored with Rogers, Brian Thorne superbly captures the way Rogers labored with consumers and from that, attracts out the sensible implications of what's, in impression, a sensible philosophy of human progress and relationships.

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On the contrary, the painful and bewildering quest for positive regard, where so little is to be found, results in a human being who is crippled by a sense of personal worthlessness (a total lack of self-regard) and who is utterly divorced from his or her organismic roots and the valuing process with which he or she was in contact before the consciousness of self emerged. The constant introjection of alien values has resulted in the internalization of conditions of worth, which makes authentic living well-nigh impossible.

A most revealing postscript portrays Rogers as ‘kin to the old frontiersmen’, already half-way to the new location and keen to leave his old haunts behind him. He describes himself as the adventurer who thirsts for new terrain to conquer and new problems to overcome. qxd 1/27/03 5:37 PM Page 17 The Life of Carl Rogers 17 letter however much Rogers protested that his own plans in no way altered his affection for them. There must have been many who saw Rogers, perhaps for the first time, as a man of driving ambition who was determined to be influential even if this meant leaving his friends and disappointing those who had relied on his support.

The particular attraction of Wisconsin was that Rogers would have the chance to work in both the departments of psychology and psychiatry. He had a vision of trainee psychologists and psychiatrists sitting in the same seminar and participating in the same research projects with him. The letter to his bewildered Chicago colleagues waxes lyrical on this aspect and goes so far as to suggest that he would also have the chance ‘to influence the University in more general ways’. Almost shamefacedly he acknowledges the attraction of living ‘in a beautiful spot’, but this is dismissed as of minor importance compared to making ‘a significant dent in a new situation during thirteen to fifteen years before I retire’.

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