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The paper discusses Carl Rogers and person centered therapy. Rogers' theory is that an accurate and positive self-concept is critical for the development of self-growth. The paper examines person-centered therapy, a therapy involving a mirroring of the client's expressed experience back to them with an emphasis on the client's immediate conscious experience, the central aim of this therapy is to free the individual by removing obstacles so that the client can become independent and self-directed through normal growth and development. The paper concludes that this approach to therapy would be especially effective for detox counselors, who work to promote a change in behavior for individuals with substance abuse issues, the core of these problems is an inaccurate self-perception that prevents individuals from clearly seeing their true feelings and motivations. The paper suggests that person-centered therapy may enable these individuals to understand where their addiction issues are stemming from and to discover their potential for personal growth and change.
From the Paper:"Rogers explained that there are three distinctive elements that characterize person centered therapy, including predictability, the discovery of the capacity of the client, and the person centered nature of the relationship between the client and the therapist (Rogers, 1946). With regards to predictability, Rogers (1946) described how there is a predictable chain of events that occurs in person-centered therapy that unfolds when certain conditions are met in the therapeutic environment."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Pescitelli, D. (1996). Rogerian Therapy. Retrieved November 21, 2005, from Personality and Consciousness, Website http://www/pandc.ca/?cat=carl_rogers&page=rogerian_therapy
- Rogers, C. (1946). Significant aspects of client-centered therapy. American Psychologist, 1, 415-422.
- Rogers, C. (1947). Some observations on the organization of personality. American Psychologist, 2, 358-368.
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Carl Rogers (2006, December 24) Retrieved April 19, 2021, from https://www.academon.com/research-paper/carl-rogers-91169/
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