A Way of Being

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1995 - Psychology - 395 pages
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Personal experiences and perspectives: Experiences in communication -- My philosophy of interpersonal relationships and how it grew -- In retrospect: forty-six years -- Growing old: or older and growing? -- Do we need "a" reality? -- Aspects of a person-centered approach: Foundations of a person-centered approach -- Empathic: Unappreciated way of being -- Ellen West-and loneliness -- Building person-centered communities: Implications for the future -- Six vignettes -- Some new challenges to the helping professions -- Process of education-and its future: Can learning encompass both ideas and feelings? -- Beyond the watershed: And where now? -- Learnings in large groups: Their implications for the future -- Looking ahead: Person-centered scenario: World of tomorrow, and the person of tomorrow.
  

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Contents

My Philosophy of Interpersonal
27
In Retrospect FortySix Years
46
Growing Old Or Older
70
Do We Need A Reality?
96
ASPECTS OF A PERSONCENTERED
111
Empathic An Unappreciated
137
Ellen WestAnd Loneliness
164
Building PersonCentered
181
Some New Challenges to
235
Can Learning Encompass both Ideas
263
Beyond the Watershed
292
Learnings in Large Groups
316
LOOKING AHEAD A PERSONCENTERED
337
A Chronological Bibliography of
357
Acknowledgments
377
Copyright

Six Vignettes
207

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About the author (1995)

Educated at the University of Wisconsin, Carl Rogers intended to become a Protestant minister, entering the Union Theological Seminary in 1924. When he realized that he was more interested in spirituality than religion, he left the seminary. While working on his Ph.D. at Columbia University, he began to question some of the accepted techniques of psychotherapy, especially in the area of therapist-patient relationships. According to Current Biography, "he is best known as the originator of the nondirective "client centered' theory of psychotherapy. This prescribes a person-to-person, rather than a doctor-patient relationship between therapist and client, and allows the client to control the course, pace, and length of his own treatment."Rogers incorporated many of the elements of this theory into the basic structure of encounter groups. The author of many books and articles, Rogers taught at several large universities for many years and conducted a private practice as a counseling psychologist. He received many professional awards in official recognition of his high achievements, most notably the presidency of the American Psychological Association (1946--47).

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