Person-Centered Therapy Descriptive Essay by LatinoHeat88

Person-Centered Therapy
Describes and evaluates person-centered therapy, which is based on Carl Rogers' humanistic psychology.
# 109878 | 885 words | 2 sources | APA | 2008 | CA
Published on Dec 10, 2008 in Psychology (Rogers) , Psychology (Theory)

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This paper explains that Carl Rogers' person-centered therapy emphasizes the attitudes and personal characteristics of the therapist and the quality of the client-therapist relationship as the prime determinants of the outcome of the therapeutic process. The author relates the concepts of Rogers and the advantage of the global presence of his therapy. The paper points out the goals, the role of the therapist and the equality relationship between the client and the therapist. The author feels that the empathetic understanding aspect of person-centered therapy would fall inline with what the Bible teaches.

From the Paper:

"The actualizing tendency is a directional process of striving toward realization, fulfillment, autonomy, self-determination, and perfection. This growth force within us provides an internal source of healing, but it does not imply a movement away from relationships, interdependence, connection, or socialization. This positive view of human nature has significant implications for the practice of therapy. Because of the belief that the individual has an inherent capacity to move away from maladjustment and toward psychological health, the therapist places the primary responsibility on the client."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Corey, G. (2009). Theory and practice of counseling and psychotherapy (8th ed.) Belmont, CA: Brooks/Cole-Thomson Learning.
  • Feldman, R., Collins, J., Green, J. (2004). Essentials of Understanding Psychology: 2nd Canadian Edition. Canada: McGraw-Hill Ryerson.

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