08 January 2019

8th January 1902 - Carl Rogers Born

Carl Rogers was one of the important names in Psychotherapy and influential in developing the Humanistic movement.

In January 1951 Carl Rogers's book Client-Centered Therapy was published. The book described the philosophy and practice of nondirective psychotherapy.

Carl Rogers proposed that therapy could be simpler, warmer and more optimistic than that carried out by behavioural or psychodynamic therapists. He believed that therapists should be warm, genuine and understanding. One major difference between humanistic and other therapists is that they refer to those in therapy as 'clients', not 'patients'.

Clients are seen as having an innate tendency to develop towards their full potential and therapy allows them the chance to find their way beyond distorting or blocking life experiences.

Thankyou to On This Day in Psychology by David Webb (an Ebook from Amazon) for the date.

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