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Annotated Links

Association for the Development of the Person Centered Approach Includes a brief description of the person-centered approach, events of the association, newsletter, and links.

Carl Rogers: A Daughter's Tribute This CD-ROM, available for purchase, includes excerpts from Roger's books, over 120 photographs, bibliography, and classic video images of Rogers.

Carl Rogers Archive Library Archives of Humanistic Psychology at the University of California Santa Barbara.

Carl Rogers Obituary Carl R. Rogers, a popular author and preeminent American psychotherapist whose influence has spanned decades, died Wednesday night of a heart attack after surgery for a broken hip at the Scripps Clinic in La Jolla, Calif. He was 85 years old. Dr. Rogers, a psychologist, was known for developing the client-centered approach to psychotherapy, in which the therapist maintains an accepting and empathic stance toward the patient and lets the patient take the lead in the focus, pace and direction of therapy. From The New York Times, February 6, 1987.

Carl Rogers: On Education From the website: Best known for his contribution to client-centered therapy and his role in the development of counseling, Rogers also had much to say about education and group work.

Carl Rogers Quotes Various quotes on education, therapy, creativity, etc.

Client Centered Therapy: What it is what it is not? Barbara Temaner Brodley presented this paper at the First Annual Meeting of the Association for the Development of the Person-Centered Approach. Provides an overview of the approach, including beliefs, assumptions, what it is and what it is not.

e-Textbook From the electronic textbook created for undergraduate and graduate courses in Personality Theories by George Boeree of Shippensburg University.

Humanistic Psychology Check out the additional resources listed here on the Personality Pedagogy wiki.

Humanistic Theory and Therapy Applied to the Psychotic Individual Ann Reitan describes how therapy in general, and humanistic therapy in particular, can be helpful to a psychotic person. Focusing on the theory and techniques of Carl Rogers, and especially his notions of conditions of worth and unconditional positive regard, she describes how therapy could help a person with schizophrenia.

Instructions for Beginning to Practice Client-Centered Therapy. Barbara Temaner Brodley, Illinois School of Professional Psychology, provides these instructions to teach beginning therapists how to conduct client-centered therapy. In it, she describes empathetic understanding and active listening and suggests ways this may be used and how they relate to the theory and practice of Carl Rogers.

Lecture Notes by Chris VerWys, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Reflections on Carl Rogers According to the website: Digging into the history of psychological science, the Observer has retrieved classic interviews with prominent psychological scientists for an ongoing series Psychology (Yesterday and) Today. Each interview is introduced by a contemporary psychological scientist, and the full text of the interview is available on the Observer website. We invite you to reflect on the words of these legendary scientists, and decide whether their voices still resonate with the science of today.

Natalie Rogers' tribute to her father Scroll down to find links at the bottom to a biography, books, timeline of important life events, and bibliography.

Peak Experiences: Big Moments Life can drone along at a hum for years—then break into a short but glorious chorus that changes us forever. It's impossible to predict such peak experiences; in fact, that's part of their charm. But it is possible to prepare for them as Rebecca Webber explains in this article from Psychology Today, September 01, 2010.

Transactional Analysis Lecture Notes by Chris VerWys, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Why You Should Be True to Yourself New research by Maryam Kouchaki and her colleagues finds that feeling inauthentic is related to what it means to be a moral person. Published in Psychological Science and summarized here for PsyBlog, June 11, 2015.

Assignments, Exercises, and Activities

Electronic Texts

Freedom to Learn Two essays from this book published in 1969.

On Becoming a Person Excerpts from this book published in 1961.

Significant Aspects of Client-Centered Therapy First published in American Psychologist, 1, 415-422, 1946.

Some Observations on the Organization of Personality Address of the retiring President of the American Psychological Association the September 1947 Annual Meeting. First published in American Psychologist, 2, 358-368.

Examples and Illustrations

The Relentless Urge to Create: the Work of Earl Joseph Martell. Joseph Martell, a paint mixer at Home Depot, is able to see the beauty in a simple can of unmixed paint. While others are too busy to notice, he quickly snaps a photo before the can hits the mixing machine. The results are stunning and illustrate the urge to create -- even under less than ideal circumstances.

Lecture Notes

Slide Presentation Lecture and lecture notes by Sandra K. Webster, Westminster College.

Lecture Notes Victor Daniels, Sonoma State University, provides these lecture notes which provide an excellent overview of Rogers theories and techniques.

Carl Roger's Person-Centered Theory by Michael T. Hynan, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Slide Presentations

Carl Rogers Photo slide show of Rogers' life (PPT format, 298 KB).

Tests, Measures, and Scales

Multimedia Resources

Carl Rogers: A Daughter's Tribute This CD-ROM, available for purchase, includes excerpts from Roger's books, over 120 photographs, bibliography, and classic video images of Rogers.

Carl Rogers Website Features a bibliography, audio and video for streaming or purchase including some therapy sessions, and an exhaustive list of links.

Carl Rogers: Counseling Gloria Carl Rogers doing psychotherapy from the classic film Three Approaches to Psychotherapy (1965) in which Carl Rogers, Fritz Perls, and Albert Ellis each give a demonstration of their approach to therapy with the real client Gloria. The entire section on Rogers is presented here in 5 parts (total runs about 30 minutes).

Person Centered Therapy The Australian Institute of Professional Counselors put together this brief film to illustrate what counseling is all about. As the client and the counselor interact, subtitles appear on the screen noting when the counselor is showing empathy and unconditional positive regard. 5 minutes, 39 seconds.

Psych Elves Michael Britt, of the Psych Files Podcast, had the temerity to turn these three personality psychologists into Elves. Can you identify them?


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