Carl Rogers Essay

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Carl Rogers I chose to write about Carl Rogers because as a humanist, he believes that everyone should be treated with the utmost respect and positivity. He believes that no one should be judged or criticized for their actions. He has some wonderful characteristics and he was very interesting to research and write about. Carl Rogers was born on January 8, 1902 and died on February 4, 1987. As one of the founding fathers of humanism, he was very interested in an approach to psychology that had to do with the thoughts and feelings of clients. He is best known for his nondirective approach to treatment known as client-centered therapy. Carl Rogers was a psychotherapist who, in the early part of the twentieth Century, developed the concept of client-centered psychotherapy. He was a great proponent of the scientific method and was one of the first to incorporate it into psychotherapy. His person-centered approach to psychotherapy entailed an unconditional acceptance between client and counselor. And with all this said I still find it phenomenal that a therapist can listen to an individual without interrupting or judging and still assists in improving the individual by making them a person. Rogers felt that the role of the counselor, instructor or any other individual who was responsible for the developing personal maturity in another, was to help that person become fully-functional. He always started off with the client on the same level. The therapist does this by using techniques that keep the client active in conversation without making them feel as though they have been questioned. A few of the techniques are called non-directed, active listening, supporting, empathizing, and being genuine. Rogers' accomplishments were much more than awards he received for his personal endeavors. This man genuinely cared about the lives of others and always had a heart for

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