Founded in 2004, the New York Person-Centered Resource Center strives to promote the Person-Centered Approach in New York City and the United States. The Person-Centered Approach is the recognized psychological school that includes: the work of American psychologist Carl Rogers, Client-Centered Therapy, Person-Centered and Experiential Approaches, as well as other forms of Humanistic Psychology. NYPCRC is the first mental health organization dedicated to the Person-Centered Approach in New York City, and one of few Person-Centered organizations within the United States.
During his lifetime Carl Rogers was recognized as the most influential psychologist in American history, often considered second only to Sigmund Freud for his influence on psychotherapy internationally. However, since Rogers’s death in the late 1980s, the Person-Centered Approach and the relevance of Carl Rogers has declined within the United States. That said, the Person-Centered and Experiential approaches have grown stronger in other parts of the world, particularly Europe and South America. The power of the Person-Centered approach finds its roots in the humanistic movement of the mid-20th-century and contrasts with the corporatized, medical model that pervades American culture today.
Considering the current lack of availability to study and practice Person-Centered and Experiential approaches within the United States, it is the mission of NYPCRC to promote Rogers’s legacy. We believe the Person-Centered Approach is a significant psychotherapeutic theory and practice that needs a stable and acknowledged position within American psychotherapy.
Please contact us for help finding a psychotherapist or other resources that might help you experience the Person-Centered Approach.