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Chapter 5: Time-Limited, Client-Centered Psychotherapy: One Case1
Time-Limited, Client-Centered Psychotherapy: One Case1
Introductory Comments by Carl R. Rogers
It is a privilege to be invited to introduce these two cases, each representative of client-centered therapy, and each dealt with by an experienced therapist. I will make some comments about the process of change in these clients, and some comments about the therapists, which may give more meaning to the case material which follows.
Client-Centered Psychotherapy: The Process in the Clients
In one sense I approached this material in exactly the same manner as the reader of this chapter. I knew nothing of the clients here described – Mrs. Teral [and Mr. Tapa] (pseudonyms, of course) – or of their therapy. Yet, as I read the accounts of the ...