As founder of the person-centred approach, Carl Rogers (1902–1987) is arguably the most influential psychologist and psychotherapist of the 20th century. This book provides unique insights into his life and a clear explanation of his major theoretical ideas.
This Third Edition is co-authored by Brian Thorne and Pete Sanders, leading person-centred practitioners and bestselling authors. Pete Sanders contributes a new chapter on “The Ongoing Influence of Carl Rogers”, covering topics such as research, the emerging tribes in person-centred tradition, and its interaction with the medical profession.
Brian Thorne draws on his experience of having known and worked with Rogers to beautifully describe the way in which Rogers worked with clients and from that, to draw out the practical implications of what is, in effect, a functional philosophy of human growth and relationships.
In the twenty years since the first edition of Carl Rogers appeared, the book has continued to provide an accessible introduction for all practitioners and students of the person-centred approach.
Chapter 5: The Overall Influence of Carl Rogers
The Overall Influence of Carl Rogers
It is now over seventy years since Carl Rogers' seminal talk on ‘Some newer concepts of psychotherapy’,1 which, in his view, signalled the beginning of his client-centred approach to psychological helping, and twenty-five years since Rogers' death. There have been several evaluations of his work during his life and since his death, each telling us something about the man and the ideas he introduced. Each account is inevitably embedded in its Zeitgeist, and with each appreciation of Rogers' work we see the interweaving of the man and his work, and the cultural snapshot of when it was written. Many of these reviews have been written by people who knew or worked with Carl Rogers, ...