Topical Panel 12 on The Role of the Therapist / The Role of the Client, featuring Rollo R May, PhD, Carl R Rogers, PhD, Virginia M Satir, ACSW, and Thomas S Szasz, MD.
Moderated by F Theodore Reid, Jr, MD.
May emphasizes the importance of availability to the client; Rogers, that the therapist serves a function rather than a role. Satir examines client expectations, and how the therapist can be a leader while still maintaining a relationship based on equality. Szasz describes concrete economic factors, social and psychological factors that motivate the therapist. The panel also responds to questions from the audience.