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On Encounter Groups

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Published 1970 by Harper Collins (first published January 1st 1969)
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Sep 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars, if I could give it, but I have no qualms about rounding up rather down.

This work, I feel, answers the criticism that the person-centred approach is too focused on the individual. Whilst, obviously, the group is composed of individuals, Rogers emphasises the relational aspects of change engendered by the encounter group experience, at the personal, interpersonal and community/organisation levels. The book is written from his American, white, middle-class cultural perspective, but he cl
Alford Wayman
Mar 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
An excellent book on encounter groups and what they are and how they function. Carl Rodgers does an excellent job on explaining how they impact a person's life. I found this book at a rummage sale at a library. I bought it because I was wondering how encounter groups were different then that of religious encounters. It is my opinion that religion has been using the techniques described by Carl Rogers far longer, but encounter groups bring the techniques to the secular setting. It's quite amazing ...more
Marianne el wahsh
Mar 07, 2016 rated it liked it
it is a very nice book. Good to know how the spontaneous reaction can make a great effect on people in the group.
I learned from this book how can a physical touch between the group members have a marvelous effect on the group members .
As usual Carl Rogers put a great spotlight on the facilitators character. And in this book there is a kind of measurement for the facilitators to check themselves with.

i didn't like the last 3 chapters from this book, they were not useful for me.
Mar 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
my cy is a small paperback
Harrow Books first edition 1973

I did a group with CR in my early 20's between my divorce, age 22 and before I was off to the military at 25. I was a guest while my mom was the real attender but I was bored in my group so I went to see if hers was any more authentic.
pictures of hands of front
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"Thus, there are PhDs in various fields, M.D.s, and individuals who have not completed college. They are all on an equal footing as persons." [p. 151]
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"Experience is, for me, the highest authority. The touchstone of validity is my own experience. No other person's ideas, and none of my own ideas, are as authoritative as my experience. It is to experience that I must return again and again, to discover a closer approximation to truth as it is in the process of becoming in me." -Carl Rogers, On Becoming a Person

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