Charles Ferguson & Carl Rogers
1950 — 1986
|Charles Ferguson (left), Carl Rogers (right)||1949|
|The scientist-practitioner model has widely been called the Boulder model because the idea emerged from the annual conference held by the APA and funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, held in Boulder, Colorado in 1949.|
|October 16, 1950 (CKF > CRR)|
|the excellent case of Mrs. Sar ... Our skeptic friends here who read it shake their heads in disbelief.
I'm taking a course this semester from a Dr. Paul Sheets, who has been to the Bethal Lab. [CF will learn to spell both Sheats and Bethel later in his career]
|October 25, 1950 (CRR > CKF)|
I do not have any additional reports on Mrs. Sar
Houghton Mifflin tells me that my book will not be out until December 15. It has surely been a slow process.
Rogers, C.R. (1951). Client-centered therapy: Its current practice, implications and theory. Boston: Houghton Mifflin
|November 28, 1950 (CKF > CRR)|
|The aspect of the therapeutic puzzle that currently most occupies my attention centers around those clients who seem to achieve intellectual insight but little significant modification of behavior
...my feeling was that Moreno's psychodrama, as presented by Haas, may have something that can be added via group therapy, to our total approach
Moreno, J. L. (1946). Psychodrama Vol I. NY: Beacon House
|December 7, 1950 (CRR > CKF)|
|I am much interested in your account of psychodrama
I do not seem to remember Haas but do not tell him this
Haas, R. B. (1949). Psychodrama and sociodrama in American education. NY: Beacon House
|February 6,1951 (CKF > CRR)|
|I've had a tentative invitation to join the training staff of one of the next Group Dynamics Labs at Bethel, Maine, next summer. I'm enjoying the experience of relating our approach to theirs in my thinking|
|undated (CRR > CKF)|
|I told Herb Thelen that he would be cheating the Group Dynamics Laboratory if he did not accept you on the training staff this summer
Helen has had to have an operation but is now on her feet again and seems to be recovering nicely
|February 22, 1951 (HLW > CKF)|
|Dr. Rogers would like you to keep the case of Mrs. Ett as a gift for your help and services with him last summer in California|
|May 10, 1951 (CKF > CRR)|
|A thing I have been trying to plot is a meeting between you and Dr. Paul Sheats|
|May 10, 1951 (CKF > CRR)|
|I have written Carl Rogers indicating that I've been wanting to arrange a meeting between the two of you|
|August 10, 1951 (CRR > CKF)|
|I have been interested in the work at Bethel and some of our people have attended their sessions but contrary to your statement I have never been invited to come and even if I were invited I am not sure that I would come
Both Helen and I were very interested to know that Ferguson No. 3 is on the way [born 9/16/51). Sorry we won't see you at the APA.
|July 8, 1953 (CRR > CKF)|
|Congratulations Its been a long, tough haul I know but I am certainly delighted that you can now add the coveted three letters after your name
I am going to be teaching the first semester at Berkeley
|April 4, 1950 (CRR > CKF)|
I have no strong notions about what you should do and I think a person teaches better when he has chosen the topics himself. I would be inclined to ask that you suggest what you would like to do and if I have any objections, I would be glad to state them.
I will say in advance my tendency will be to back up your judgment on whatever you suggest
|April 4, 1950 (CRR > CKF)|
|You will note that I have starred five books: Alexander and French, Axline, Muench, Porter, Rogers, and Snyder
Alexander, F., & French, T. M. (1946). Psychoanalytic therapy; principles and application. NY: Ronald Press.
Axline, V. M. (1947). Nondirective therapy for poor readers. Journal of Consulting Psychology, 11, 61-69.
Muench, G. A. (1947). An evaluation of non-directive psychotherapy. Applied Psychology: An International Review, No. 13, 168.
Blocksma, D. D., & Porter, E. H., Jr. (1947). A short-term training program in client-centered counseling. Journal of Consulting Psychology, 11, 55-60.
Snyder, W. U. (1947). Casebook of non-directive counseling. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.
|November, 1950 (CRR > CKF)|
|A STUDY OF THE PROCESS AND OUTCOMES OF CLIENT-CENTERED THERAPY
University of Chicago
Second Interim Report, November 1950
|See CR archive at UCSB|
|April 27, 1966 (CRR > CKF)|
|You are like de Gaulle -- you just have a message, and refuse to listen to any criticism||See CR archive at UCSB|
|May 26, 1966 (CRR > CKF)|
|we love Portugal and are looking forward to our remaining days of vacation at Armacao de Pera, on the south coast||See CR archive at UCSB|
|June 10, 1966 (CRR > CKF)|
|We do congratulate you very sincerely on your 25 years and hope you can look forward to 25 more with good health and good fortune||March 11, 1982 (CRR > CKF)|
|I am well and busy. This year includes trips to Hamburg and Barcelona.||May, 1986 (CRR > CKF)|
|I figure that our friendship, Chuck, goes back just about 40 years, and we have been together in so many different ways -- VA counselor program in 46 & 7, Occidental College, Ojai, NTL, President's Labs and on and on. It has been an enduring relationship which I cherish.
Helen would have been 85 a few days ago, & I'm very grateful for all the good years we had together.
|December 9, 1986 (CRR > CKF)|
|I was distressed to hear of your disability, Chuck, but glad that you are not downed by it
I am lucky to have nurturing women friends who help to make life worth while
CRR Died February 1987 & CKF Died August 1987