On becoming a person: a therapist's view of psychotherapy

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Houghton Mifflin, 1961 - Psychology - 420 pages
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Examines the process of personal growth exploring the relevance of psychotherapy and behavioral science for mature interpersonal relationships

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Great introduction to person centred psychology - Goodreads
The writing style is too simple putting the message acr - Goodreads
Wonderful wisdom and insight. - Goodreads
This premise rings true in my life. - Goodreads

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Difficult read but good perspective/understanding of person-centered theory. Read full review

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"I trust that it is also evident that the whole emphasis is on process, not upon end states of being. I am suggesting that it is by choosing to value certain qualitative elements of the process of becoming, that we can find a pathway to the open society." Hurrah! Read full review

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About the author (1961)

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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