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When the Personal is Political: An Appreciative Inquiry into the Relevance of Carl Rogers’ Theories to Development Relationships in Irish NGO Practice

The American psychologist Carl Rogers believed that as humans we have a natural tendency towards growth and empowerment. Placing his confidence in the innate capabilities and potential of the individual, Rogers maintained that when three core conditions of congruence, empathy and unconditional positive regard are present, an environment that encourages growth and empowerment is created. …

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