Coterminous Intermingling of Doing and Being in Person-Centered Therapy

by Jerold D. Bozarth

 Abstract:  This paper examines the roles of “doing” and “being” in person-centered therapy. The examination consists of 1) reconsideration of the basic principles of the person-centered approach as espoused by the late Carl R. Rogers, 2) examination of Rogers’ responses to his clients, and 3) consideration of some of the reported research findings concerning the function of the person-centered therapist.