The probable origin of this movement began with the 1951 publication of Client-Centered Therapy by Carl R. Rogers, Ph.D. He chose to use the word "client" "because, in spite of its imperfections of dictionary meaning and derivation, it seems to come closest to conveying the picture of this person as we see it" (italics mine). Thus, he summarily dismisses Noah Webster and his followers and decides to shape the word to his specifications. He defines a client as ". . .one who comes actively and voluntarily to gain help on a problem, but without any notion of surrendering his own responsibility for the situation" (italics mine).