On Becoming a Person: A Therapist's View of Psychotherapy

On Becoming a Person: A Therapist's View of Psychotherapy

Carl R. Rogers


during this booklet one in all America's such a lot uncommon psychologists describes his stories in assisting humans to find the trail to non-public development via an knowing in their personal obstacles and power. what's own development? less than what stipulations is it attainable? How can one individual support one other? what's creativity, and the way can it's fostered? those are many of the matters raised, which problem many strategies of conventional psychology. modern psychology derives principally from the experimental laboratory, or from Freudian conception. it really is preoccupied with minute features of animal and human behaviour, or with the mentally unwell. yet there are rebels, of whom the writer counts himself as one, in addition to Gordon Allport, Abraham Maslow and Rollo may possibly, who believe that psychology and psychiatry could be aiming greater, and be extra desirous about progress and potentiality in guy. The curiosity of any such psychology is within the creation of harmoniously mature contributors, provided that all of us have traits and percentages infinitely in a position to improvement. profitable improvement makes us extra versatile in relationships, extra inventive, and no more open to advice and keep an eye on. This publication, philosophical and provocative, summarizes Dr Rogers' experience.Non-technical in its language, it's not just for psychologists and psychiatrists, yet for academics and counsellors, non secular and social employees, labour-management experts and an individual drawn to 'becoming'.

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