Rogers is often named one of the twentieth century's most influential psychologists, whose contributions to the discipline include client-centered therapy
, self-actualization, and the theory of self.
Some critiques claim that client-centered therapy
is not a complete, discrete, and distinct therapy, but rather it is a mechanism by which therapeutically beneficial relationships are established and maintained.
Nondirective client-centered therapy
Acceptance was strongly encouraged in client-centered therapy
through the use of empathic listening and a shared understanding of feelings.
with diverse populations: The universal within the specific.
was applied in group sessions withbusiness executives and educators during the 1960s and also sparked research on innovations in education.
Maslow, most responsible for creating humanistic psychology, based his vision on the psychology of healthy, fully functional, creative human being, with help from RogersAE client-centered therapy
, and a boost from Gestalt theory and therapy.
Drawing on client-centered therapy
, problem-oriented therapies, and integrative conceptualization, he covers current theoretical approaches, processes from building the therapeutic alliance to meeting ethical standards, and specific situations and disorders.
in counseling students with behavior problems.
Skinner; Carl Rogers' Client-Centered Therapy
, regarding self-discover and self- actualization; the evolution of Rogerian thought, beyond counseling into everyday styles of communication; Authier and Ivy's theory regarding Intentionality and client focus; Strupp's ideas about trust and affection; and multicultural issues in the counseling process.