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Carl Rogers

Psychologist
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Net worth 2018: $800,000
Industry: Psychologists
Residence: Oak Park
Country: United States
BirthDay: 8 January 1902
Sigh: Aquarius
Died On: February 4, 1987
Education: University of Wisconsin-Madison, Teachers College, Columbia University, Columbia University, Union Theological Seminary
BIOGRAPHY

Carl Rogers was bornon 8 January 1902 in Oak Park, American, is Psychologist. Carl Rogers was an important American psychologist and educator who along with Abraham Moslow founded the Humanistic Approach’ to psychology. As a teenager, living on a farm nurtured an interest in agriculture which later led to an interest in science, but he also developed a special compassion and understanding for people. He was a very good listener, but it took him some time to find his own path. He changed his major three times before settling on clinical psychology. He rejected the dominant approaches to Psychotherapy and Psychology of the time based on his experience with troubled children, and started developing his own approach. He worked as psychotherapist while teaching, which gave him unique opportunities to explore his ideas. His Person-Centered approach would end up turning the fields of Psychotherapy and Psychology upside down. The approach transferred equally well to education, industry, and conflict resolution. Believing the therapist and client to be equals, his approach changed forever the therapist-client relationship. He believed strongly that, with help, people are capable of understanding their own problems and figuring out how to solve them for themselves. He was relentless in researching, testing, and understanding his approach and the human mind. Today, the Person-Centered Approach is the most widely used therapy approach in the United States

TIMELINE
1987

On February 4, 1987, Carl Rogers died of a heart attack in San Diego, California

1975

From 1975 –1985, he ran Person-Centered Approach workshops in the United States, Europe, South America, Japan, and Russia

1969

His book, ‘Freedom to Learn’ (1969) has inspired educators in the United States and abroad to adopt a more student-centered learning approach

1964

From 1964 to 1974, he lectured around the United States, researched and wrote more books and papers while continuing to offer his services as a therapist

1961

In 1961, he published ‘On Becoming a Person’, a collection of writings and lectures from the past 10 years

1957

In 1957, he joined both the departments of psychology and psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin

1951

In 1951, based on his experiences and research at the University of Chicago's Counseling Center, he established a clear vision for his approach and published ‘Client-Centered Therapy’

1946

In 1946, he became president of the newly reformed American Psychological Association (APA) which united academic and applied psychologists

1945

In 1945, the University of Chicago asked him to join their faculty as a professor of Psychology and to establish a new counseling center

1942

In 1942, he released ‘Counseling and Psychotherapy’ where he described his ‘non-directive approach’ including full transcripts of his therapy sessions with his client, Herbert Bryan

1940

In 1940, he became a professor of Psychology at Ohio State University

1939

In 1939, based on his work with disadvantaged and often distressed children at the Rochester Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, he published his first book, ‘The Clinical Treatment of the Problem Child’

1931

In 1931, he finished his doctorate in clinical psychotherapy which involved the development of a psychological test that would help identify ways to make low income children’s lives better

1928

In 1928, he became a child psychologist at the Rochester Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children

1926

In 1926, Carl Rogers became disenchanted with the fixed mindset of the seminary and decided to pursue an education in clinical psychology at the Columbia University's Teacher’s College in New York City

1924

In 1924, inspired by his experience on a Christian mission to China, he enrolled in the Union Theological Seminary in New York City

1922

In 1922, while attending the University of Wisconsin, he joined a Christian mission to China

1902

Carl Rogers was born on January 8, 1902, in Oak Park, Illinois

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