Carl Rogers

1902-1987


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Carl Rogers was a Humanistic Psychologist who is most known for his approach to psychological treatment and his belief in the genuine good in the individual.  He received his Master’s degree in psychology from Columbia University in 1928 and his doctorate in 1931.  In 1942 he served as the president of the American Psychological Society.

His most respected works include Client-Centered Therapy, and On Becoming a Person.  In these books he emphasized the power in a non-judgmental attitude and a mutual respect in the treatment of many of life’s problems.  He believed that the client has the answers and the therapist’s job is to lead the client in the correct direction.  Assessment techniques and the therapist’s opinion are not important at all in the treatment of a client.