The Helping Relationship

Rogers on becoming a person

more functional use of the latent inner resources of the individual p40

any relationship where "promotion of growth for the person is the intent" p40

what are the characteristics of those relationships which do help? p41

the "acceptant-democratic" seemed the most growth-facilitating. p41

unhelpful when therapists had given direct advice regarding decisions or had emphasised past history rather than present problems p43

it is the attitudes and feelings of the therapist, rather than his theoretical orientation, which is important. p44

empathy, positive attitude toward client, councillors congruence or genuiness, matching emotional intensity of client p48

being trustworthy does not mean I am consistent but that I be dependably real. 50