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Carl Rogers

Client-centered theory

Monica Cohen

on 18 October 2012

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Transcript of Carl Rogers

Person-Centered Therapy Carl Rogers Born January 8, 1902 in Illinois

Studied clinical psychology at Columbia

Taught at Ohio State before opening his own clinic in Chicago Biography Key
Concepts Key Concepts Client-centered is unique because clients have to identify the changes they would like to make

Focus of therapy is on the person, not on their struggles

Forward looking therapy - help deal with future issues

Therapist is intended to guide client toward self-awareness, not to direct the client's change Treatments and Therapies Process of therapy:

Must first peal away the mask clients wear

Clients begin to trust new experiences and relate to others openly

Role of the therapist:

Be congruent, genuine, and transparent

Provide unconditional positive regard

Be empathetic toward client Treatments
and Therapies True person- centered therapy cannot be applied to elementary and middle schools

Problem with person-centered therapy - client must have ability to identify, understand, and resolve their own issues

Properly used in high schools for crisis intervention Application in schools Focus is helping clients become more self-aware toward self-discovery

Self-actualization is a natural human desire to achieve our greatest potential A person is capable of directing their own life and resolving personal issues when given unconditional positive
regard Client determines path of therapy
based on changes they would
like to make in their life "As no one else can know how we perceive, we are the best experts on ourselves." Congruence Incongruence Humans have a natural potential for learning Application for Learning Learning takes place only when the student
participates during
the process Motivational force for significance of learning
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