Carl Rogers, Control Freak

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  • Master the best technique in counseling.
  • How To Use the Rogerian Method
  • How To Save the Work of Carl Rogers
  • How To Save Counseling’s Greatest Technique
  • How To Use Roger’s Technique

The Work of Carl Rogers: Carl Rogers, Control Freak

  • This book is about the work of Carl Rogers, not the life of Carl Rogers.
  • The personal problems Carl Rogers had with alcohol and his marriage have nothing to do with his counseling method.
  • This short book focuses on the method of counseling that Rogers invented.
  • The messenger is not the message.
  • The distinction means that if Carl Rogers’s method is to be evaluated, then it should be evaluated separately from his life.
  • Was Rogers a wounded healer? Perhaps so.

Methods Are Not Theories: Carl Rogers, Control Freak

  • Method and technique are not to be confused with counseling theory.
  • A counseling theory is a set of guiding principles that structure the course of counseling.
  • A method or technique is a strategy for eliciting a response from a client.
  • Counseling theories, therefore, provide general directions for achieving specific goals, while methods or techniques are particular strategies for promoting a change or curative response from a client.

Greatest Counseling Method: Carl Rogers, Control Freak

  • Carl Rogers gave the counseling world its most effective, efficient, and advanced method.
  • Unfortunately, Rogers feared to face the true nature of his method and buried it under false philosophy and theory that diametrically opposed it.
  • Rogers’ betrayal of his method has led to a corruption of his method, causing it to be diluted, at best, and in many cases lost.
  • We must separate the theory of Carl Rogers from the method of Carl Rogers to resurrect and preserve his superior method.

Save the Rogerian Method: Carl Rogers, Control Freak

  • Rogers was a unique genius who provided the counseling world with its best method, and both he and his theory are rightly honored and valued.
  • His theory is simply humanism and self-actualization applied to counseling; something others have done both before and after Rogers.
  • Rogers was an idealist, and most of his expounded ideals are noble and helpful.
  • For instance, Rogers wanted teachers to be facilitators and resource persons for the discovery process, rather than merely a series of audio recordings.

Reexamine the Method: Carl Rogers, Control Freak

  • Both the method of Rogers and the theory of Rogers are valuable in their own right.
  • Please re-experience the Rogerian Method in light of this book, and leave the rest to dust.
  • If we could present the method as our own or something new, we would; but that would be a lie.
  • Save counseling’s greatest method for future generations.
  • Let us increase the odds that more than just the lucky few can find a counselor proficient in the Rogerian Method.

Rediscover the Rogerian Method in Carl Rogers, Control Freak

  • This book will help you discover the true nature of the method.
  • But ultimately, you must work this out for yourself.
  • You must again watch the videos of Rogers at work.
  • You must again analyze his method.
  • You must experiment and test until you are confident, from your own examination, what the nature of the method is.

Practice the Method As Rogers Did: Carl Rogers, Control Freak

  • If you wish to debate Rogers’ theories, then you are missing the point: The Rogerian Method works wonders and needs to be salvaged and seen for what it is, separate from all theory and philosophy.
  • Those who continue to banter about philosophies after reading this book are those incapable of performing the method.
  • You can have any theoretical orientation you like and still use the Rogerian Method effectively, as long as you understand the method for what it is.
  • Putting the method into a new context, a new theory of understanding—frees it for future exploration.
  • Once the method is free and alive again, then you can make up any philosophies or theories about it that you want or need.
  • The method will have been saved.



  • Title
    • Carl Rogers, Control Freak
  • Copyright
    • Copyright © 2012 by Kevin Everett FitzMaurice
  • ISBN
    • ISBN 978-1-878693-26-6
  • Dedication
  • Description

Rogers Was Skillful

  • Rogers Was Accepting
  • Rogers Was Empathic
  • Rogers Was Intuitive
  • Rogers Was Patient
  • Rogers Was Present
  • Rogers Was Reflective
  • Rogers Was Socratic
  • Rogers Used Silence
  • Rogers Meditated Clients
  • Rogers Increased Cognitive Dissonance
    • 4 Ways Rogers Acted Like a Journalist
  • Rogers Was Controlling
  • Rogers Was Directive
    • 6 Ways Rogers Was Directive
  • Rogers Was Not Genuine
    • 10 Ways Rogers Was Not Genuine
  • Rogers Was Superior
    • 8 Ways Rogers Was Superior

Misinterpretations of Rogerian Method

  • Misinterpreted as Beginning Counseling
  • Misinterpreted as Active Listening
  • Misinterpreted as Questioning

Rogerian Method: Practices

  • Goals for the Rogerian Method
    • 3 Goals for Rogerian Method
  • Disclose the Method
  • Increase Cognitive Dissonance
  • Seek the Inner Conflict
  • Conflict about Conflict
  • Direct Focus to Inner Conflict
  • Redirect Focus to the Conflict
    • Deflect Back
  • Redirect Focus to the Client
  • Stay Present with the Conflict
  • Accept the Conflict as Your Own
  • Mirror the Inner Person
  • Silently Listen to The Client’s Self-talk
  • Trust the Client for Resolution

Rogerian-Method Foils

  • Rogerian-Method Protection
  • Rogerian Method: Not for All Situations
  • Requires Self-Awareness
  • Rogerian Method: Not for…

Conflict Resolution

  • Meta Counseling Theory
    • 8 Suggested Study Groups for CCM
  • Effective Conflict Resolution
    • 29 Ways to Accept or Reject Conflict:
  • Ineffective Conflict Resolution
    • 17 Ways to Mishandle Conflict


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International Standard Book Number (ISBN)

  1. Ebook ISBN: 978-1-878693-26-6
  2. Paperback ISBN: 978-1-977044-40-2
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