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Client Centred Therapy: Its Current Practice, Implications and Theory

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I read Roger's CCT in such a context, my second exposure to him, the first having been in an earlier EdPsych class. I do not fully agree that a nondirective approach would work in all cases, but I feel that there is much benefit in beginning the counseling relationship with the idea that a client is worthy of respect and should be seen as someone who has an ability to make changes himself rather than someone needing to be taught the answers by the counselor.

How could this make sense, given Rogers' approach of offering the client a non-judgmental, non-personal mirror? He made that claim against all common wisdom that the therapist ought to be emotionally detached from the process. He was cautious to submit his model of therapy to the scientific method and, when available, he defended his ideas with academic studies.We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. Something many therapeutic school often attribute as important, but not always take as seriously as Rogers and his contemporaries themselves.

Where other schools of psychology had a flavor of armchair philosophy, Rogers meticulously studied transcripts of his therapy sessions, trying to identify what worked and what didn't. This review could go on for well over twenty pages if I was to cover the most important concepts developed in this book. Essential reading for me right now, I love Carl Rogers but am feeling a little bogged down by his language in this book.

A very useful book for the therapist, student or if you're just interested in either therapy or some rationalisations of the human mind. For Rogers, a therapy room where the practitioner forbids himself to involve himself emotionally to the client sends a message: in this room it is unsafe to explore emotions. My appreciation for Rogers is deeply magnified by the fact that he was a ruthless seeker of truth, wherever it may lead.

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