Carl Rogers Reflection

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Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and behavior. Psychology is a multifaceted discipline and includes many sub-fields of study such areas as human development, sports, health, clinical, social behavior and cognitive processes.
Carl Rogers was a humanist and psychotherapist. He believed if an individual attained self-actualisation they would be a fully functioning person living "the good life". By this, he means that the individual would have a positive healthy psychological outlook, trust their own feelings and have congruence in their lives between self and experience (Rogers 2004).
Biographical Information
Life span, place of birth, family life, education
Carl Rogers was born January 8, 1902 in Oak Park, Illinois, a suburb of
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4. Reflection as a therapeutic technique
It 's amazing how just saying "So you 're feeling really angry" can be a powerful therapeutic tool. 5. One-third of the "Gloria" treatment team
Watch Rogers in action, then watch Fritz Perls (Gestalt) and Albert Ellis (REBT).
Here 's Rogers talking with Gloria:
There 's something so warm about Rogers ' technique. Gloria later corresponded with Rogers and his family until her death at the age of 50.
6. A counseling theory to train on
When I did my training at the University of Florida, we first learned, then used, Person-Centered Therapy techniques. It 's such a pure form of therapy - the techniques are the fundamentals you need to learn before you delve into other theories and therapeutic techniques.
Why should this psychologist be named president of the American Psychological Association?
I feel that he would make a good president of the American Psychological Association because he believes that each person is responsible for there own actions and there own behavior and how people see them.
How does this psychologist’s theories compare to other theorists?
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In contrast to both the often dark, subconscious emphasis of the psychodynamic theorists and the somewhat cold, calculated perspectives of behavioral/cognitive theorists, the humanistic psychologists focus on each individual’s potential for personal growth and self-actualization. Carl Rogers was influenced by strong religious experiences (both in America and in China) and his early clinical career in a children’s hospital. Consequently, he developed his therapeutic techniques and the accompanying theory in accordance with a positive and hopeful perspective. Rogers also focused on the unique characteristics and viewpoint of individuals.
Personal and professional connection to this theorist.
I don’t really have any personal or professional connection to this theorist except maybe I understand how he see people as what they are to each other. And also how people act and influence there own life and behavior.
How can this psychologist’s contributions to the field of psychology benefit Psychology in the future?
One major difference between humanistic counselors and other therapists is that they refer to those in therapy as 'clients ', not 'patients '. This is because they see the therapist and client as equal partners rather than as an expert
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