Getting in touch and building understanding is the basis of the therapy approach according to C. Rogers. The good mutual relationships between parents and their children as well as between spouses should be strengthened.
Contrary to analytical psychology, Carl Rogers emphasized the uniqueness of the individual. He attached particular importance to encounters in a fully human sense - that is, taking into account the emotional level, the non-verbal expressions, mutual goodwill in principle. He developed the concept of the encounter, as well as the definition of "feeling" that leads to empathy, i.e. an attitude of listening: feeling is a spontaneous inner reaction in me - to a person, a place or a situation I am experiencing or thinking about. Rogers was particularly concerned about good mutual relationships between parents and their children, and stable, trusting relationships between spouses that can continue to grow even in the face of conflict. Unlike many other psychotherapists, Rogers saw the good in people from the ground up. Quote: "Man is good". His work, characterized by a humanistic image of man, has an effect on many areas of applied psychology, sociology, pedagogy, social work, pastoral care and medicine.
The "Family constellation" is another successful therapeutic approach to systemically form and strengthen modern family structures, whether conventional or as a patchwork.