148 CONGRUENCE Congruence and Therapeutic Presence

  title={148 CONGRUENCE Congruence and Therapeutic Presence},
  author={Leslie S. Greenberg and Shari Melissa Geller},
Congruence is probably the most complex of Rogers’ three therapist offered conditions, yet the least explicated. As Rogers developed his ideas, he came to see genuineness as the most basic of the conditions (Rogers and Sanford, 1984) Possibly because of it’s later emergence as a central element, it has not received as much attention as the other conditions, particularly empathy. We will discuss the concept of congruence and suggest that to be clearly understood, congruence needs to be seen as… CONTINUE READING

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