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In this best-selling book, one of America's most distinguished psychologists crystallises the great progress that has been made in the development of the techniques and basic philosophy of counselling. Carl Rogers gives a clear exposition of procedures by which individuals who are being counselled may be assisted in achieving for themselves new and more effective personality adjustments.

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 psychopathology. But there have been rebels, including Carl Rogers, Gordon Allport, Abraham Maslow and Rollo May, who felt that psychology and psychiatry should aim 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 is a mature presentation of the non-directive and related points of view in counselling and therapy. The final chapter presents a formal treatment of the psychological theory which is basic to the whole client-centered point of view, not only in counselling but in all interpersonal relations.

This edition marks the 70th anniversary of first publication and includes a new introduction from Rogers' granddaughter Frances Fuchs, PhD.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 Carl Rogers (P)2020 Hachette Audio UK

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Compelling writing, apparently lost on narrator

Rogers' early work stands up well and contains much to inspire. The narrational style is flat and oddly detached. no real attempt is made to inflect the work with the writer's humanistic, empathetic approach or to properly reflect the therapeutic effects and process studied or how much exciting new ground was being broken.

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Fantastic book but narration isn’t great

This is a must-read/listen for anyone embarking on a course in Person/client-centred counselling.

There is a wealth of material outlining the therapeutic method including transcripts of therapy session, and comparisons with other approaches. Rogers is, however, quite difficult to understand and the listener may find themselves repeatedly rewinding certain sections to ensure they have fully grasped his meaning. This is not aided by the narrator whose intonation of certain sentences is incorrect; he emphasises the wrong words at times and consequently changes the meaning of the sentence or makes the sentence incoherent. This is quite jarring for a listener, especially whilst they are seeking to understand complex concepts.

Overall, this is probably a book best experienced in print but the audio would work very well alongside the print copy and is a good ‘way into’ the material.

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Very badly narrated. Avoid.

The narrators voice is so monotone, it's hard to hear. annoying to listen to. It's a terrible disappointment. Please re-record. Clearly I'm not alone in this thinking. Very badly narrated, fractured and dull.

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Enlightening and Lucid

The narrator takes Roger's dense prose and lifts it into a form easy to absorb and understand.

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Painfully slow and boring

Just my opinion but I’m giving up on this book after my second attempt. Watered down ,ambiguous and scattered . Not for me

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Groundbreaking

Groundbreaking book, wrong narrator. The narrator is good, but somehow wrong for this particular book. Worth getting this if you are in the field.

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