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Classical person-centered and experiential perspectives on Rogers (1957)

Elliott, Robert and Freire, Beth (2007) Classical person-centered and experiential perspectives on Rogers (1957). Psychotherapy, 44 (3). pp. 285-288. ISSN 0033-3204

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Abstract

Rogers (1957) foreshadows the later development of the person-centered approach in North America and elsewhere. In this paper, the authors present contrasting perspectives on the legacy of this key paper. First, from the perspective of classical person-centered therapy, Freire describes the context for this key paper within the wider frame of Rogers' body of work and emphasizes its continuing importance and relevance. Second, Elliott offers a personal history from the point of view of a psychotherapy researcher and process-experiential therapist. These two perspectives represent two major and distinct views of Rogers' legacy from within his direct intellectual and therapeutic descendants.

Item type: Article
ID code: 27736
Keywords: person-centered therapy, process-experiential therapy, history of psychology, Carl Rogers, therapeutic personality change, incongruence, psychological contact, anxiety, vulnerability, Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Psychiatry and Mental health
Subjects: Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology
Department: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Psychological Science and Health > Counselling
Depositing user: Professor Robert Elliott
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2011 11:00
Last modified: 15 Apr 2015 12:40
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URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/27736

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