By Carl Rogers
The past due Carl Rogers, founding father of the humanistic psychology circulation, revolutionized psychotherapy along with his notion of "client-centered therapy." His effect has spanned a long time, yet that impact has develop into a lot part of mainstream psychology that the inventive nature of his paintings has nearly been forgotten. a brand new advent through Peter Kramer sheds gentle at the value of Dr. Rogers's paintings this day. New discoveries within the box of psychopharmacology, specifically that of the antidepressant Prozac, have spawned a quick-fix drug revolution that has obscured the psychotherapeutic dating. because the pendulum slowly swings again towards an appreciation of the healing come upon, Dr. Rogers's "client-centered therapy" turns into relatively well timed and important.
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In later years it has sometimes jolted mea bit to learn that 1 am, in the eyes of some others, a fraud, a person practicing medicine without a license, the author of a very superficial and damagingsort of therapy, a power seeker, a mystic, etc. AndI have been equally disturbed by equally extreme praise. But I have not been too much concerned because I have cometo feel that only one person (at least in my lifetime, and perhaps ever) can knowwhether what am doing is honest, thorough, open, and sound, or false and defensive and unsound, and I am that person.