Carl Rogers And The Child Guidance Movement Essay

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Thus, in 1926, Carl Rogers once again changed direction and transferred to Teacher’s College, Columbia University in (which happened to be just across the street!) where he enrolled in the clinical psychology PhD program. He studied alongside Leta Hollingworth, who was a leader in the child guidance movement. In 1928, Rogers moved to Rochester, New York, where he interned at the Institute for Child Guidance and was one of three psychologists to be offered a position at the Child Study Department of the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children as a child psychologist (the other two being Lawson Lowry and psychoanalyst David Levy). He worked for several years in Rochester, counselling delinquents and their parents with a variety of techniques, some of which included suggestion, interpretation, emotional-release, and play therapy. (Through these years Rogers and his wife had their son David (1926) and daughter Natalie (1928), which caused him to learn a great deal about children through the process of raising them.) Meanwhile, Rogers actively searched for a highly successful and appropriate therapeutic approach; the very beginnings of his theories on personality simultaneously beginning to unfold. His approach to therapy was highly influenced by the post-Freudian psychotherapeutic practice of Otto Rank, known as relationship-therapy, which suggested that by simply developing a positive relationship with the client, therapeutic success could be achieved.
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