WHAT IS THE HISTORY OF CLIENT-CENTERED THERAPY?
Carl Rogers is a psychologist who recognized early in his career that children as well as adults could do a lot of independent altering of their lives if given understanding and love. He turned away from the moralisms ofreligion,from the testing methods of psychology, and from the diagnostic and interpretive methods of psychiatry. He utilized his intuition, experience, and research methods to develop a nondirective or client-centered system ofreacting to counselees.
He made his first observations of the effect of counsellor behavior on clients during the 1930s at the Rochester (New York) Guidance Center.During the early 1940s,he researched Client-Centered Therapy at Ohio State University and wrote Counselling and Psychotherapy. This book containedone of the first of a long series of presentations of what actually said by client and therapist in therapy sessions. From 1945 to 1957 he continued his therapy, research, and teaching at the University…
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