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In his book ‘On Becoming A Person’ after his own introduction, he proceeds to summarize his life’s work into fourteen key learnings that may be applied to understanding of interpersonal relationships and psychotherapy. The essence of Person-Centered Therapy would have been captured somewhere within these statements.

“In each case I…


This first chapter begins with Carl Rogers’ own understanding of himself, as a psychologist with a primary interest in psychotherapy (probably one of the first psychologists to actively study the process of therapy using scientific methods). …


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I will just refer to this place as ‘The Center’ for the sake of anonymity (for those that are really really concerned about their own application to be a clinician, feel free to message me personally to verify). And no, this is not the fraud center ran by EC. …


Inconsistent and controversial, but loaded with fun and charm

I. Introduction

Pokémon Sword is one of the two recent titles released for the Nintendo Switch. Excluding the Let’s Go series, this game is the first Pokémon main series game to be featured on a proper home console rather than a handheld. This…


The original gem that raised the bar and went beyond

I. Introduction

Pokémon Crystal falls under the Generation 2 of Pokémon games, and is the definitive and refined version of the generation compared to Gold or Silver. Yes, the generation that managed to slot in two regions in a single game (Game Freak were technical geniuses for sliding all that into the…


Revisiting the original formula sprinkled with anime-inspired extras

Revisiting Yellow in the year 2019 is a strange commitment. After getting a little disillusioned with the more recent Pokémon games, I have decided to embark on a little personal sidequest to re-discover what made them so good to begin with. …


I. Introduction

What is this game about? What does it run on?

II. Narrative

What goes on in this game? What is the story like from the player’s POV? Geography? Major characters? Challenges? Is the plot emotionally significant? Pacing of the game plot? Liveliness of the game world?

III. Explorability

Basically how interesting the game world…


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Person Centered Therapy as Primary Orientation

I adopt Person Centered Therapy (PCT)as my primary approach to psychotherapy, and I use it to assimilate and accommodate my learnings from other schools and areas. …


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Currently practicing as a counsellor-in-training, I have a deep appreciation for the Person Centered Approach pioneered by the psychologist Carl Rogers. I adopt it primarily as my theoretical approach in session and case formulation, and spend a lot of time thinking about it. How can I use PCT (Person Centered…


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I was mostly about to simply ruminate over what it means to have last year end for me. 2019 was an unusually long and rich one, but still it felt abrupt when it was over. It is strange to imagine that tomorrow onwards I will be writing 2020 instead of…

JY Tan

Psychology enthusiast, trainee counsellor, washed up scientist, struggling writer. Sometimes reviews games and books, but mostly rants about life’s left hooks.

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