This is the last recording ever made of Carl Rogers at a surprise-filled celebration six weeks before his death. Rogers speaks of his recent work in the Soviet Union and South Africa and future plans for the Carl Rogers Institute for Peace. Moderated by Dr. Gay Barfield, State Senator John Vasconcelos, and Dr. Harold Bloomfield, with greetings, accolades and awards from leading figures in psychology and politics worldwide, including President Jimmy Carter.
The format of these DVD’s is a presentation, panel discussion, and discussion with a professional audience. Carl Rogers and several of those inspired to take his teachings in their own counseling directions are featured.
DVD “A” Carl Rogers and Nathaniel Raskin, presenters (60 Minutes)
DVD “B” Eugene Gendlin and Gary Prouty, presenters (90 Minutes)
A panel of Dr. Maureen O’Hara, Dr. Maria Bowen, Dr. Bob Lee and Dr. Michael Reed discuss with Carl Rogers his Person-Centered Approach. These studio-quality DVD’s are easy to follow and give a good overview of Rogers’ work and influence. Six, thirty-minute segments come on two DVD’s.
Topics of DVD “A”:
Beginnings of psychotherapy, differences between psychotherapy and counseling, non-directivity as a practice, the shift of power from therapist to client
Influences on the work of Carl Rogers, the encounter group activity
Person-Centered Approach in Education
Topics of DVD “B”:
Assessing competence in therapeutic counseling
Extensions of Carl Rogers’ work to other venues and fields
“It is necessary to be delicate, to have respect for the unknown, to be a non-judgmental companion.” Recorded at Rogers’ home, Carl and Gay discuss the practice of empathy as a way of being and experiencing. Empathy is at the heart of the international peace dialogues they are planning. They ponder its applicability in face-to-face relationships, marriage, group and international conflict.
From the International Forum for Person-Centered Approaches, psychologists, therapists, and educators from around the world speak about Carl Rogers’ influence on their lives and the development of PCA in their countries.
Before the end of apartheid in South Africa, Carl Rogers and colleagues led workshop training’s and encounter groups encompassing white and black participants together. These South Africans were seeking a new justice and a new social order. Carole conducted this interview with Rogers on South African television, and here he responds to topics about violence, prejudice, and Person-Centered Approaches to peace in large groups.
In English, made for German television. The interviewers ask questions which reflect European interests in Rogers’ work. They address the development of ‘the three core conditions;’ differences between client-centered and person-centered; facilitating; cross-cultural encounter; education; values; science; and community versus mass population.
Following his death, five hundred people gathered to pay their respects to Carl Rogers in California. A dozen family members and colleagues speak to this gathering about their experiences with and perceptions of Carl over decades of association with him. His character, his rich and diverse life, his enduring and world-wide influences are honored.
“We have a model for how people with quite different or opposite values can come to respect each other”. Carl Rogers speaks on his learnings about peace possibilities from his work with violence-filled conflicts in South Africa and Central America, and from the processes employed at the Camp David accords between Egypt and Israel. “Through dialogue, reconciliation is possible.”