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A profound and deeply personal collection of essays by renowned psychologist Carl Rogers.

The late Carl Rogers, founder of the humanistic psychology movement and father of client-centered therapy, based his life's work on his fundamental belief in the human potential for growth. A Way of Being was written in the early 1980s, near the end of Carl Rogers's career, and serves as a coda to his classic On Becoming a Person. More philosophical than his earlier writings, it traces his professional and personal development and ends with a prophetic call for a more humane future.

©1980 Houghton Mifflin Company; Introduction copyright 1995 by Irvin D. Yalom (P)2018 Tantor

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Read before On Being

This is the best Rogers book! He details his beliefs, pains, wins and loses. This is his most personal book. I’m a graduate student in psychology and whenever professors gloss over Rogers I cringe because his impact on the field of clinical psychology was huge. In this book he talks about the war against the psychiatrist who were trying to ban psychologists from performing psychotherapy , against Skinner and against the bureaucracy of the APA. He also gives hope and his recommendations for the field.

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This is an awesome book

This is an awesome book for the developing psychologist. I enjoyed the short stories and personal anecdotes that further describe the humanistic approach to psychology

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Incredible overview of roger’s work in his life

It is not only truly informative, the personal memoir and the journey itself teaches us a way of being by reading and experiencing through the reading

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Great book with Innovative Ideas

This book is such a great tool for anyone seeking understanding on maybe why the current educational system is failing you. The reader is great keeps you intrigued throughout the whole book. Highly recommend!

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Empowering and positive, insightful and impactful,

Like Rogers?
You will likely love it. Many insights to be had. Be change.