Anaıs do XII forum ınternacıonal da abordagem centrada na pessoa e do X forum brasıleıro da abordagem centrada na pessoa: Desdobramentos contemporâneos do pensamento de Carl Rogers
It seems to be obvious there are no more different approaches to a human, his problems and ways to deal with them than cognitive-behavioral and person-centered ones. Is there a possibility of agreement (if not a union) between them? I assume that my more than 20-years experience in the field of training work gives me a reason to say «yes». As an example we can consider cognitive-behavioral training of active listening for businessmen.
The most important condition of the psychotherapeutic process is the psychological status of the psychotherapist. This status is the result of actualization by the therapist not his individuality, but his individity in the communication with the client.
In person-centered approach being human means being a professional and the degree of therapeutic intentions determines individual professional style of a group therapist.
Downshifting phenomenon is regarded as a process of inner choice between two options of personal actualization: personalization and personification. Cultural and social background of such choice is described historically. Some aspects of psychological dynamics of choice are illustrated by examples of different downshifting strategies.