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Certificate in the Humanistic Psychology of Carl Rogers

Total recommended period of study: approx. 4 months or less. Continuous enrolment. No time limit.

Cost: £195.00  (195 Pounds Sterling) Extra costs & shipping may apply for some non-EU countries - see apply page for details.

(A FREE textbook will be sent to UK students. Non-UK students will normally have to purchase the book on-line from an internet bookstore.)

Method of study:

Textbook study - distance learning. Written assignments based on the set textbook. Assignment questions are issued by email and students return their written work by email. Grades and feedback are issued by email.

Course description and syllabus

Carl Rogers is an important figure in the development of the "new" psychology focusing on the self-resourceful individual, and has had tremendous influence on the development of counselling, psychotherapy and personal communication skills as well as on educational philosophy. Many new styles of "humanistic" counselling and therapy owe their debt to Rogers, who made popular the concepts of "“nondirective”, “client-centered” or “person-centered” helping skills.

Nevertheless, he is not mentioned in most hypnotherapy and NLP courses as well as many counselling and psychotherapy courses which may include outlines of such figures as Freud, Jung and Adler but not Rogers.

If you have not been acquainted with Rogers' ideas before now, now is the time to fill that gap in your professional and intellectual education. If you just have a general interest in psychology, ideas and people, this course will give you much to ponder.

This certificate course comprises studies of a representative selection of the written works of Carl Rogers, including the following:

• Fascinating autobiographical material,

• The nature of the therapeutic relationship,

• The concept of the person,

• Theory and scientific research,

• Rogers' view of education,

• The nature of the helping professions

• Rogers and social psychology.

Rogers has been called “the most influential psychologist in American history”. The unit not only provides an ideal overview of his work, but students already acquainted with Rogers’ approach will find much diverse material to increase their wider appreciation of this giant of humanistic psychology.

Entry Criteria:  Open entry.

Suitability: This course is offered for professional development purposes or for personal interest.


Successful graduates will receive the Certificate in the Humanistic Psychology of Carl Rogers awarded by UK College of Holistic Training which is a private UK qualification.  

Course accredited for professional development purposes by ACCPH

Please see our FAQs page for general information about practising counselling and psychotherapy in the UK and elsewhere.

We reserve the right to change the syllabus and other details of any course at any time.

Required textbook:
Kirschenbaum, Howard and Henderson, Valerie Land (editors) The Carl Rogers Reader. London: Constable 1990. (Recent reprints are also available)
UK students receive a free copy of this book.

You may start at any time of year
Click this link to go to our Application page