WHAT ARE THE APPLICATIONS OF CLIENT-CENTERED THERAPY?
During the 1950s, at the University of Chicago,Carl Rogers recognized that client-centered principles could be effectively utilized in groups as well as individual relationships.He noted that his graduate classes, which were based on participation, free expression, and self-initiated learning activities, and were taught without prescribed curricula or grades, resulted in the same outcomes as in individual therapy. Throughout the 1970s,he has used groups almost exclusively in educating therapists and organization leaders.It is a rewarding experience to enter one of Rogers’s groups and find that there is no one telling you what to do; nor is anyone competing with you for grades. Group members cooperate to help one another with whatever problems surface in the group. Members become co-therapists with Rogers. Learningactivities are self-generated.
Thus, Client-Centered Therapy methods and attitudes can be applied in any setting where people interact with people. Client-Centered Therapy may not completely answer the problems of…
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