Essay Carl Rogers And The Chicago Suburbs Of Oak Park

1520 Words Nov 8th, 2016 7 Pages
Carl Rogers was born and raised in the Chicago suburbs of Oak Park, Illinois. He was born to Walter Rogers and Julia Cushing and was the fourth out of six children. The environment that he had grew up in was both strict and religious. He had received his bachelor’s degree in 1924, his master’s in 1928, and a PhD in clinical psychology in 1931. He had began his professional career in child psychology in 1930 with a high position, as the director of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. And had also lectured at the University of Rochester between 1935 and 1940. He had published a lot of works as well such as, The Clinical Treatment of the Problem Child in 1939, Counseling and Psychotherapy in 1942, and more ( Carl Rogers). Rogers was a psychologist who had agreed with the beliefs of Abraham Maslov, with a few exceptions. He has believed that in order for a person to develop and grow they needed to be in an environment that had allowed them to be their true selves and had accepted them (Mcleod). Which is justifiable, we need to be surrounded by people who believe in us and allow us to be ourselves, no one wants to be surrounded by a company where you have to conform to their ways in order to fit in. Without that support group, an individual can not flourish to their full potential, they will begin to second guess themselves, simply because their ideas do not relate to those that they surround themselves with. He had believed that every person can achieve…

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