• Attended University of Wisconsin studying agriculture changed to history
• Attended school to become a minister, changed completed his Ph.D in Psychology at Columbia University. It was here he became interested in person centered therapy.
• After graduating worked for 12 years at a child-guidance center.
• 1939-published first book. Began to teach at Ohio State University
• 1940 gave a speech, which is considered the birth of Client Centered Therapy.
• 1942- expanded his speech into his first book about client centered therapy
• 1942-1954- Much research is published on Rogers theory. Client centered therapy was studied in play therapy, group therapy, administration, and international conflict.
• 1954-1987- International conferences, journals, and organization are created dedicated solely to client centered therapy. Carl Rogers died in 1987.
2. View of personality development
Personality: Rogers believed that all matter tends to evolve from simpler to complex forms. Humans evolve from birth to adulthood. Humans react to changes that occur both internally and externally. According to Rogers, all organisms, …show more content…
Much of the research centers on the common factors that make psychotherapy effective. Rogers published a work in which he identified the common factors of effective therapy. Although much research has been conducted on the common factors, qualitative studies on client centered have also been conducted. Gibbard, and Hanley (2005) conducted a five year evaluation of the use of client centered therapy for the treatment of anxiety and depression. A group of individuals receiving client centered therapy were compared to a waitlist group a pre and post assessment were given before the sessions, after 3 years, and after 5 years. An effect size of .24 was found after three years and 1.2 after five