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

By Brian Thorne

'Brian Thorne has arguably turn into the UK's major authority on Carl Rogers and his paintings, gaining this popularity by way 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 may defy any person-centred practitioner to learn it with no, at a number of occasions, studying whatever new, being moved, encouraged, challenged and entertained' - Ipnosis

As founding father of the person-centred strategy, Carl Rogers (1902-1987) is arguably the main influential psychologist and psychotherapist of the twentieth century. offering exact insights into his existence and a transparent clarification of his significant theoretical principles, this publication bargains an obtainable creation for all practitioners and scholars of the person-centred approach.

Written by way of Brian Thorne, top person-centred practitioner and bestselling writer, the second one variation explores the ongoing impact of Rogers given that his dying and the advance of person-centred treatment internationally.

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

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The defence of distortion comes into play if the person in such a situation attempts to view reality so that the threatening feelings can be dismissed as the outcome, for example, of holding high principles or as an appropriate response to outrageous behaviour by another person. Denial takes place when the person utterly rejects even the possibility of intolerance or agitation in himself or herself while to everyone else they are plain to see in words or behaviour. Where the self-concept is hedged around with so many conditions of worth that distortion or denial of this kind are brought into play there is clearly a measure of psychological disturbance present within the person.

He and Helen found a beautiful house with a spectacular view of the Pacific and he immediately settled down to work with enthusiasm in the new environment. Without the constraints of academic institutional life he was free to develop both professionally and personally in ways that startled many of his friends and even members of his own family. qxd 1/27/03 5:37 PM Page 19 The Life of Carl Rogers 19 year or two of arriving in La Jolla he was already seen throughout America as an elder statesman of the encounter culture.

The client, Rogers maintains, is experiencing at least some level of incongruence which makes him anxious. This apparently self-evident condition presents a crucial criterion for establishing the readiness of the client for therapy. It stresses the necessity of at least some awareness on the client’s part of discomfort and of a discrepancy, however minimal, between experience and self-concept. The therapist, by contrast, is congruent in the relationship and experiences harmony between the picture he has of himself, the way he expresses himself and the way he views himself and external reality.

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