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Readarounds in Child and Youth Care

Major goals of counselling

Carl Rogers

A major goal of counselling according to Rogers is for the client to accept responsibility for his own values, and to recognise where he is living by values largely introjected from others. He referred to the need for shedding the ‘shoulds’ and ‘oughts’ from his personal value system. He illustrates some introjected values and how these might be reconstrued as personal values (1951: 149):

Rogers (1967: 167) observes: "In my relationship with these individuals my aim has been to provide a climate which contains as much of safety, of warmth, of empathic understanding, as I can genuinely find in myself to give". Within this relationship, some moves seen in clients are:

Rogers, C. (1951) Client-centred therapy. London: Constable
Rogers, C. (1967) On becoming a person: a therapist's view of psychotherapy. London: Constable 


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