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Rogerian therapyAlternative psychology
A form of psychoanalysis developed by Carl Rogers (1902–1987), in which a therapist with an “unconditioned positive regard” for the client attempts to decrease the negative aspects of a patient’s over-dependence on others and increase his or her level of self-reliance. Rogerian therapy hinges on nurturing the belief that despite negative physical, genetic and psychosocial influences, the client is ultimately in control of his or her life. Rogerian therapy is most useful for patients with anxiety, stress and emotional problems.