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3.0 out of 5 stars Helped me decide the person centred approach was not for me, 29 Mar 2009
This review is from: On Becoming a Person (Paperback)
An interesting read, especially when the flavour of the private man seeps through, as it often does. Rogers guru-like status has been bolstered by this book but it left me wondering 'wheres the beef?'.

Being 'nice' has it's place but is also a good way of dancing round the heart of the matter without ever engaging with it.

That said, I would recommend it to people who favour an uncovering approach as it conveys much of the value of attending to the lived moment-by-moment relationship - never a bad thing to be reminded of but not sufficient on it's own, whatever the assertions.
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Initial post: 16 Jun 2011 19:49:46 BDT
Richard says:
Combine it with some CBT, it works wonders with mental health clients.

Posted on 13 Jul 2014 12:24:16 BDT
Elfin H says:
I agree with you wholeheartedly ! - 'Carpe Diem' attitude does not always help when someone is in an emotional crisis - if you read Nick Totton - The Problems with the Humanistic Approach 2010 (Reichian and also pro psychodynamic ) - it does not make us feel 'minority' anymore, in fact states that the humanistic approach can be harmful : " ...it is potentially abusive to treat clients as functioning adults when they are not. " (page 6 /Totton)
Your expression "dancing around the heart of the matter without ever engaging with it" is a great metaphor and reminds me of the power struggle I have encountered in 'role play counselling' -both as a trainee counselor (had to down-play intellect) and as a client (remained frustrated) ... I am grateful for your comments (being 'minority') - as this is still mainstream therapy despite the lack of substantial evidence regarding 'effectiveness' !
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