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.
In this book, one of America's most distinguished psychologists describes his experiences in helping people to discover the path to personal growth through an understanding of their own limitations and potential. What is personal growth? Under what conditions is it possible? How can one person help another? What is creativity, and how can it be fostered? These are some of the issues raised, which challenge many concepts of traditional psychology. Contemporary psychology derives largely from the experimental laboratory, or from Freudian theory. It is preoccupied with minute aspects of animal and human behaviour, or with the mentally ill. But there are rebels, of whom the author counts himself as one, along with Gordon Allport, Abraham Maslow and Rollo May, who feel that psychology and psychiatry should be aiming higher, and be more concerned with growth and potentiality in man. The interest of such a psychology is in the production of harmoniously mature individuals, given that we all have qualities and possibilities infinitely capable of development. Successful development makes us more flexible in relationships, more creative, and less open to suggestion and control. This book, philosophical and provocative, summarizes Dr Rogers' experience. Non-technical in its language, it is not only for psychologists and psychiatrists, but for teachers and counsellors, religious and social workers, labour-management specialists and anyone interested in 'becoming'.
Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 I am a psychologist who has spent much of his career studying psychotherapy. My book, Client-Centered Therapy, is about the suffering and the hope, the anxiety and the satisfaction, that fills each therapist’s counseling room. It is about the unique relationship each therapist forms with each client, and the common elements that they all share. #2 I was raised in a home marked by close family ties, a very strict and uncompromising religious and ethical atmosphere, and a worship of the virtue of hard work. I was fascinated by the night-flying moths, and I became an authority on the gorgeous Luna, Cecropia, and other moths that inhabited our woods. #3 I was a history major at Wisconsin when I fell in love with a girl whom I had known for many years. I was married with the reluctant consent of my parents so that we could go to graduate school together. #4 I was a member of a group that petitioned the administration to allow them to set up a seminar for credit, a seminar with no instructor, where the curriculum would be composed of their own questions. The seminary was understandably perplexed by this, but they granted our petition.
Why do people want to become a psychotherapist? How do they translate this desire into reality? On Becoming a Psychotherapist explores these and related questions. Ten leading therapists write about their profession and their careers, examining how and why they became psychotherapists. The contributors, representing a wide cross-section of their profession, come from both Britain and America, from different theoretical backgrounds, and are at different stages in their careers. They write in a personal and revealing way about their childhoods, families, colleagues, and training. This absorbing and fascinating book offers a fresh perspective on psychotherapy and the people attracted to it. This Classic Edition of the book includes a new introduction written by the authors and will be invaluable for qualified psychotherapists and those in training.
The book demonstrates how consumer development is intertwined with cognitive and motor development; each of the three dependent on the other two. Showing consumer behavior being responsible for body and mind development is new thinking; yet, the examples are clearly presented so that any interested person can grasp them. Presenting consumer behavior in stages of development, while logical, is essentially new also. We are familiar with cognitive development, for example, being described in stages, but not CB. In fact, stages of cognitive development are sometimes used as a framework for explaining consumer behavior but not its development as such. In this sense then, the book might be considered cutting edge as compared to one that offers a slightly different approach to the existing thought on consumer behavior. - focuses on the *process* of how young children become consumers - takes developmental approach to a key area in consumer marketing - provides theory and international examples, including several drawn from the authors experience in China
Cognitive behavioral psychotherapy is much more than a series of skills and techniques, but rather a vital human activity. It starts with the inner being of the therapist, that is, his or her personality and character, and then moves to the outer world of strategies and tactics. Drawing on a wealth of personal and professional experience, Dr. Russell Grieger illuminates ten inner perspectives that transform a technician into a psychotherapist, including the fundamental nature of being human, the power of passionate purpose, fearlessness, the pursuit of elegance, ridding self-esteem, and more. For the practicing clinician, the therapist in training, and the interested layperson, this book should be in everyone's library.
?We share a common bond with even the most bizarre beetle of the Peruvian rain forest,? asserts John Janovy Jr. ?A belief in that common bond might, in fact, be the most fundamental characteristic of a biologist.? And biologists see the worth of a plant or an animal not in monetary terms but in its contribution to our understanding of life. The famous naturalist brings a humanist?s vision to this superbly written book. On Becoming a Biologist is grounded in reality, cognizant of practical matters (education and jobs) as well as the ideals that inform the profession?a reverence for life and a responsibility to humankind and its future. Janovy draws on his experiences as a graduate and postdoctoral student, on his rewarding relationships with teachers, and on his fieldwork as a naturalist. This edition includes new information throughout the book regarding pertinent events, issues, and changes in technology.