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‘This book... is not a single “meal” in itself but a positive “larder” containing every imaginable staple food and condiment all exquisitely and thoroughly researched. The book took Goff Barrett-Lennard 20 years to write and it will stand as a reference text for person-centred specialists for longer than that... an essential reference text... and a pantry full of delicious surprises’ — Counselling, The Journal of the British Association for Counselling

Conditions and Process in Personal Change
Conditions and process in personal change

When the phenomena under consideration are not well described … the person who insists on starting out with precise experiments lacks the required imagination to observe, to look around and see … what seems to be going on. Experiments which precede rather than succeed observation amount to being precise about vagueness and suggest a disproportionate concern for the opinions of other scientists.

Butler, Rice and Wagstaff, 1962

I have come to realize that all science is based on recognition … of a dimly sensed gestalt, a hidden reality. This gestalt or pattern appears to give meaning to disconnected phenomena. … I regard this sensing of a pattern of relationships as perhaps the heart of all true science.

CarlRogers, ...
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