Carl Rogers

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Carl rogers :

Carl rogers Madeline Kelly

Carl rogers- Humanistic psychologist:

Carl rogers- Humanistic psychologist 1902-1987 Therapist Humanistic approach focuses on the person as a whole Environment plays a large role in persons well being Acceptance and empathy

Self actualization:

Self actualization "The organism has one basic tendency and striving - to actualize, maintain, and enhance the experiencing organism” (Rogers, 1951, p. 487 ). B asic motive is to fulfill ones potential Self actualization happens when “ideal self” becomes congruent with their “actual self”

The fully functioning person:

The fully functioning person 1. Open to experience: both positive and negative emotions accepted. Negative feelings are not denied, but worked through 2 . Existential living: in touch with different experiences as they occur in life, avoiding preconceptions. Being able to live and fully appreciate the present, not always looking back to the past or forward to the future (i.e. living for the moment ). 3. Trust feelings: feeling, instincts and gut-reactions are paid attention to and trusted. 4 . Creativity: creative thinking and risk taking are features of a person’s life. A person does not play safe all the time. This involves the ability to adjust and change and seek new experiences . 5. Fulfilled life: person is happy and satisfied with life, and always looking for new challenges and experiences.

Client-centered therapy:

Client-centered therapy Carl Rogers proposed a simpler, warmer, and more optimistic form of therapy He rejected psychoanalytic and behavioristic theories Encouraged clients to live in the “here-and-now” Promoted self healing and personal growth “Clients” not “patients”

Rogerian approach :

Rogerian approach “It is that the individual has within himself or herself vast resources for self-understanding, for altering his or her self-concept, attitudes and self-directed behavior - and that these resources can be tapped if only a definable climate of facilitative psychological attitudes can be provided.” – Carl Rogers

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The client is responsible for improving his or her life, not the therapist.

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References: McLeod , S. (2007). Carl Rogers. Retrieved October 10, 2016, from http://www.simplypsychology.org/carl-rogers.html

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