Congruence as extensionality
Within person-centered and experiential approaches, congruence is a central and evolving concept. It has been described both by Rogers and later theorists in a wide variety of ways. This paper aims to highlight and elaborate an under-examined aspect of congruence, namely congruence as extensionality. Extensionality conveys how the open, mature, adjusted person interacts with not just their self (internal) or others (relational), but the world (systemic). It involves the practice of personalizing perception and thinking critically and creatively to manage multiple realities. Extensionality has important implications for the development of person-centered and experiential approaches beyond the therapy room.
Counseling, Leadership, and Special Education
Congruence, Critical-creative thinking, Extensionality, Personal perception, Systemic
Cornelius-White, Jeffrey HD. "Congruence as Extensionality." Person-Centered & Experiential Psychotherapies 6, no. 3 (2007): 196-204.
Person-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapies