On Becoming a Person: A Therapist's View of Psychotherapy
Rogers, Carl 19950907 Mariner Books, 2nd edition, 420p.
■Rogers, Carl 19950907 On Becoming a Person: A Therapist's View of Psychotherapy
, Mariner Books, 2nd edition, 420p. ISBN-10: 039575531X ISBN-13: 978-0395755310 $16 [amazon]
The late Carl Rogers, founder of the humanistic psychology movement, revolutionized psychotherapy with his concept of "client-centered therapy." His influence has spanned decades, but that influence has become so much a part of mainstream psychology that the ingenious nature of his work has almost been forgotten. A new introduction by Peter Kramer sheds light on the significance of Dr. Rogers's work today. New discoveries in the field of psychopharmacology, especially that of the antidepressant Prozac, have spawned a quick-fix drug revolution that has obscured the psychotherapeutic relationship. As the pendulum slowly swings back toward an appreciation of the therapeutic encounter, Dr. Rogers's "client-centered therapy" becomes particularly timely and important.
PART I Speaking Personally
PART II How Can I Be of Help?
PART III The Process of Becoming a Person
PART IV A Philosophy of Person
PART V Getting at the Facts
PART VI What Are the Implications for Living?
PART VII The Behavioral Sciences and the Person