Rogers' interviews with Gloria and Kathy revisited: A micro-analysis of the client-therapist interaction.

R.J. Takens

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Abstract

In order to illustrate the use of the Processing Modes Scales of Sachse (1990a) two prototypical interviews of Rogers, respectively with Gloria and Kathy, were analyzed. It was hypothesized that Rogers would offer his clients high levels of 'processing proposals', and that, as a consequence, his clients would show high levels of processing, too. Indeed, Rogers' processing proposals were much deeper than normally found, as were the processing modes by the two clients involved. It also turned out that Rogers took a more non-directive stance in his interview with Gloria, whilst in the interview with Kathy, ten years later, his position was more process-directive. It is suggested that this may be the result of a development in his therapeutic attitude from functioning as the client's 'alter-ego' into more 'presence' in the therapeutic encounter. © Taapkieenss 1477-9757/05/02077-13.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)77-89
JournalPerson-centered & Experiential Psychotherapy
Volume4
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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