On Becoming a Person A Therapist's View of Psychotherapy

ISBN-10: 039575531X
ISBN-13: 9780395755310
Edition: 1995
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Description: The late Carl Rogers, founder of the humanistic psychology movement, revolutionized psychotherapy with his concept of "client-centered therapy." His influence has spanned decades, but that influence has become so much a part of mainstream psychology  More...

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List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 9/7/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

The late Carl Rogers, founder of the humanistic psychology movement, revolutionized psychotherapy with his concept of "client-centered therapy." His influence has spanned decades, but that influence has become so much a part of mainstream psychology that the ingenious nature of his work has almost been forgotten. A new introduction by Peter Kramer sheds light on the significance of Dr. Rogers's work today. New discoveries in the field of psychopharmacology, especially that of the antidepressant Prozac, have spawned a quick-fix drug revolution that has obscured the psychotherapeutic relationship. As the pendulum slowly swings back toward an appreciation of the therapeutic encounter, Dr. Rogers's "client-centered therapy" becomes particularly timely and important.

Carl Rogers(1902-1987) was one of the most influential psychologists in American history. He received many honors, including the first Distinguished Professsional Contributor Award and the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award of the American Psychological Association.

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Introduction
Preface: To the Reader
"This is Me"
Some Hypotheses Regarding the Facilitation of Personal Growth
The Characteristics of a Helping Relationship
What We Know About Psychotherapy - Objectively and Subjectively
Some of the Directions Evident in Therapy
What It Means to Become a Person
A Process Conception of Psychotherapy
"To Be That Self Which One Truly Is": A Therapist's View of Personal Goals
A Therapist's View of the Good Life: The Fully Functioning Person
Persons or Science? A Philosophical Question
Personality Change in Psychotherapy
Client-Centered Therapy in its Context of Research
Personal Thoughts on Teaching and Learning
Significant Learning: In Therapy and in Education
Student-Centered Teaching as Experienced by a Participant
The Implications of Client-Centered Therapy for Family Life
Dealing with Breakdowns in Communication - Interpersonal and Intergroup
A Tentative Formulation of a General Law of Interpersonal Relationships
Toward a Theory of Creativity
The Growing Power of the Behavioral Sciences
The Place of the Individual in the New World of the Behavioral Sciences
Appendix: A Chronological Bibliography of the publications of Carl R. Rogers. 1930-1960
Acknowledgments
Index

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