Both training groups are underway, and we’re deep in the study of Person-Centered Therapy now. As we talk about both the theory and the interventions, we have read short excerpts from Rogers’ transcripts to get a sense of what his interventions are like.
As texts, these transcripts are fascinating and instructive. But text alone loses so much of what’s conveyed between the therapist and the client. Audio — or, even better, video — allows us to more fully grasp the action.
Many counseling students have seen the famous “Gloria” film, where a woman allows herself to be filmed while having a single therapy session with three different therapists representing different approaches. Carl Rogers was one of those therapists.
If you haven’t seen it recently, or have never seen it, take the time to watch or rewatch it.