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Person-centered Therapy

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Ben Mahoney

on 14 June 2011

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Transcript of Person-centered Therapy

Person-Centered Therapy by Carl Rogers 1902 - 1987
Influential American Psychologist
- the originator of the humanistic approach
to psychology
center in La Jolla Four periods of the development of Rogers' therapy people have some abilities to overcome their problems 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s ~ 1980s Key Concepts The therapeutic process < Therapeutic Goals >
-Encouraging four characteristics
an openness to experience
a trust in themselves
an internal source of evaluation
a willingness to continue growing < Therapist's Function and Role >
- Create therapeutic climate < Client's Experience in Therapy >
- Experience in therapy helps the clients
to realize their realities < Relationship Between Therapist & Client >
- three therapist’s attributes
1. congruence
2. unconditional positive regard and acceptance
3. accurate empathic understanding Basic characteristics
focuses on the client
a shared journey < View of human nature >
Three therapist attributes
1. congruence
2. unconditional positive regard
3. accurate empathic understanding <Contributions of the Person-Centered Approach>
Shifting the therapeutic focus
Opened the field to study <Limitations and Criticisms of the Person-Centered Approach>
Too much concentration on the client
Not all of the clients have the ability “Ironically, when I accept myself the way I am, I can be changed.” - Carl Rogers Thank you :) WOO SANG EARN - premedical student at SCH Univ. Basic assumptions
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