CCT and Gestalt Theories Term Paper by Master Researcher

CCT and Gestalt Theories
A review of Carl Rogers' client-centered therapy and Gestalt psychology.
# 35942 | 650 words | 2 sources | APA | 2002 | US
Published on Oct 23, 2003 in Psychology (Rogers) , Psychology (Theory)

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This paper explores client-centered therapy (CCT) and explains the effectiveness of this therapeutic approach. The paper then discusses Gestalt therapy and examines the role of communication in both client-centered and Gestalt therapy.

Thoughts on Rogers
Thoughts in Gestalt Styles
Adapting Communication to Various Theories

From the Paper:

"The Client-Centered Therapy (CCT) was developed by Carl Rogers and is a non-directive approach to therapy. The "directive" approach is considered to be when the therapist deliberately steers the client in some direction through the asking of questions, offering treatments, and making interpretations and diagnoses. On the other hand the non-directive approach that Rogers catered to gave the client the control of the therapy and allows them to set the pace that they want. CCT is then the client approach. It is a therapy that allows the client to set the process and subsequent solution to healing.
"Though CCT may sound simple and i may seem that there is no structure to it so that the therapist is not even needed actually there is a lot of complexities involved. I believe that people need different amounts of time to reveal what they feel is important. They discover new things independently analyzing themselves with the confident presence of the therapist if they need help. They don't have to cope with a therapist who is doing things to them in the meantime. The therapist strives to understand and accept the client's presentations of though, which is not simple. Over time, the client increasingly seeks to understand and accept his or her own self too."

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