Congruence - Paper by Carl Rogers
It seems clear that the therapeutic relationship differs from one therapist to another. With a given therapist it differs from one client to another. Thus a therapist finds himself using sophisticated, polite, and even academic language with one client, and vulgar and coarse terminology with another. He is blunt with one individual, gentle with another. Even with the same client his relationship differs over time, from the first interviews with their tentative testing and uncertainty on both sides of the desk to the later relationship, deeper and more knowing on both sides…
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