Client-Centered? Person-Centered?



In May 2010 psychological counseling faculty of Moscow State Psychological and Pedagogical University (MSPPU) has acted as the organizer of XI International forum on human-centered method which has confirmed currency of many questions and problems connected with this method. One of such questions till now is question of this influential psychotherapeutic school name. Which term is better to use? Human-centered? Client-centered? One the pages of our journal we have a possibility to organize small discussion which center became K.Rogers article about this dilemma. We invite our readers to respond to publishing materials and continue the discussion which started here.

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Journal rubric: Opinions, Positions, Discussions

For citation: Rogers C., Kolpachnikov V.V., Orlov A.B. Client-Centered? Person-Centered?. Konsul'tativnaya psikhologiya i psikhoterapiya = Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy, 2010. Vol. 18, no. 4, pp. 166–174. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

C. Rogers, USA

Veniamin V. Kolpachnikov, PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor of Personality Psychologists, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Alexandr B. Orlov, Doctor of Psychology, Professor at the Psychology faculty, . The head of the Institute of Practical Psychology, Director of "Trialog" counselling centre., Moscow, Russia, e-mail:



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