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Although the basic hypothesis does not call for it, the communication to and/or perception of the therapist's congruence by the client has recently received attention
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Wyatt (2001a) has edited a volume of writing and research dealing with congruence and in her introduction to it she (p. vii) reports that from the 1950s when Rogers ®rst used the term, it received little further attention until the late 1980s. One of the ways in which it has been thought and written about since then is in terms of how it may be communicated. While the classical client-centred position is that congruence is rarely, if ever, directly communicated in words but rather, as Cornelius-White (2007: 174) explains, via body language which is the product of internal congruence, some writers have become concerned with the appropriateness and nature of `congruent responses' and (Wyatt 2001b: 79±95) `the multifaceted nature of congruence'.