Some Differences in Clients' Questions and Rogers' Responses to Questions Between the Mr. Bryan Sessions and Rogers' Post-Bryan Therapy Sessions


Brodley, Barbara and Kemp, Claudia


Abstract This paper will present and discuss some of the results from Claudia Kemp’s Doctoral Dissertation research on Carl Rogers’ responses to his clients’ questions. It focuses on the part of Claudia’s study that compares Mr. Bryan’s questions and Rogers’ responses (to those questions) with clients’ questions and Rogers’ responses in a large sample of transcripts made from his later therapy sessions. It reveals some of the ways Rogers was in transition towards becoming a clientcentered therapist when conducting the Bryan sessions, and discusses behavioral differences in the two stages of his development – Bryan and post-Bryan.