Rogers had his critics from the very beginning and they have not grown less vociferous with the passage of the years. At the present time the standing of person-centred scholars and therapists within the world of academic psychology is often shaky: in some countries they are regarded as naive enthusiasts from a former age or they suffer the greatest indignity of all – indifference. In Britain, the last twenty years have seen a welcome shift in this situation with a resurgence of research activity and a strengthening of the professional identity of person-centred practitioners through well-established training programmes and professional groupings. Nonetheless, it continues to be the case that the person-centred viewpoint does not align itself easily with the spirit ...
Criticisms and Rebuttals
Criticisms and rebuttals