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[Rogers' person-centred psychotherapy]

PINTÉR Gábor

FEBRUARY 24, 1993

Lege Artis Medicinae - 1993;3(02)

[Person-centred-therapy is the central pillar of humanistic psychology, the "third force" in psychology, alongside psychoanalysis and behaviourism. Some authors classify it as one of the 'dynamic tendencies' (1), referring to its roots in psychoanalysis. However, it is just as much its opposite. Today, it is most appropriately considered to be one of the so-called phenomenological (experiential) tendencies. Their main feature is that they see behaviour change as possible through the mediation of changes in the person's perception, since they believe that the main determinant of behaviour is the individual's perceptual system. These include, for example, Berne's Transactional Analysis, Perls' Gestalt therapy and the cognitive orientations, in addition to Rogers.]

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