Famous and noteworthy psychotherapists…
Carl Rogers (1902 – 1987)
Favorite Carl Rogers quote:
The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.
Carl Rogers, an American psychologist, has the distinct honor of being known as the father of Person Centered therapy, also known as Client Centered therapy.
He believed the role of a psychotherapist was to enable a person to come to certain deductions and therefore solutions on their own, with a little help from the therapist.
Here is a video of Carl Rogers at a lecture on Empathy.
Rogers is also known for his philosophy regarding “arguments.” He believed one should not argue a point until they completely understood the other person’s point of view.
This polite and civil type of argument is known as a Rogerian Argument.
Here’s an easy explanation of Rogerian Arguments in a YouTube video:
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