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

By Brian Thorne

ISBN-10: 0761941118

ISBN-13: 9780761941118

'Brian Thorne has arguably develop into the UK's prime authority on Carl Rogers and his paintings, gaining this acceptance by means of generating books which ooze the various qualaties that Rogers himslef espoused - frankness, readability, sensivity, insightfullness, thoroughness, humility and genorosity of spirit. This e-book won't disappoint the reader on any of those fronts.
I may defy any person-centred practitioner to learn it with no, at numerous occasions, studying whatever new, being moved, encouraged, challenged and entertained' - Ipnosis

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

Written via Brian Thorne, major person-centred practitioner and bestselling writer, the second one version explores the continued impact of Rogers considering his loss of life and the improvement of person-centred remedy internationally.

Drawing on his adventure of getting identified and labored with Rogers, Brian Thorne fantastically captures the best 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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Extra resources for Carl Rogers (Key Figures in Counselling and Psychotherapy) (2nd Edition)

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They were apt to make remarks such as: ‘I feel I’m not being my real self’, ‘I wonder who I really am’, ‘It feels good to just be myself here’, ‘I don’t want anyone to know the real me’. Such statements obviously indicated that the self was a significant element in the client’s experience and often a perplexing and distressing one. Furthermore, there often seemed to be an implied goal which was connected with the evolution of a ‘real’ self or the aspiration to an ‘ideal’ self. For many clients both states of being seemed equally impossible of attainment.

If the experience of the self and the total experience of the organism are relatively harmonious, then the actualizing tendency remains tolerably unified. If, however, self and organismic experience are discordant then the actualizing tendency will be frustrated to perhaps a damaging degree. For Rogers the tendency to actualize the self is essentially a ‘subsystem’ of the actualizing tendency and one which can become seriously at cross purposes with the inherent drive of the organism as a whole.

The letter makes it clear that Rogers was much concerned to be influential in the whole field of mental health and saw himself as having important theories to convey. It is not going too far, I believe, to detect in him a crusading spirit which saw in the Wisconsin post an irresistible opportunity for spreading the message. The evangelical tradition of his childhood was still coursing in his veins, even if the cause was now somewhat changed. The particular attraction of Wisconsin was that Rogers would have the chance to work in both the departments of psychology and psychiatry.

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