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Person-Centered Approach to Groups

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LaShika Palmer

on 15 October 2012

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Transcript of Person-Centered Approach to Groups

Shika Palmer Person Centered Approach to Groups
Close and Warm Family Atmosphere
Director of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
The Clinical Treatment of the Problem Child Carl Roger's:
Father of Humanistic Movement Outline Key Figure
Core Concepts
Theory in Group Work
Summary Basic Characteristics Formative Tendency
Positive and Trustworthy Core
Constructive Side of Human Nature
Subjective View of the Client
Client is the Agent of Change
Therapist and Client Reveal Humanness
Here and Now Experience Core Concepts Qualities of a Person Centered Counselor Congruence Unconditional Positive Regard Empathy Theory in Group Work Approach has Basic Trust in Human Beings
Therapy has Basic Trust in the Group's Ability
Accepting and Trusting Atmosphere Congruence External Expression and Internal Experience match
Appropriate Self-revelation and Self-disclosure
Explore any persistent feelings that may be blocking leader's ability to be fully present Unconditional
Positive Regard
Accept the members' rights to
have their own beliefs

Have nonpossessive caring and warmth Empathy Sense the member's private world AS IF it were your own
Be sensitive and accurately attempt to understand others from their viewpoint
Use sensitive listening in order to make significant contact with others Personal Power Self-Awareness
Autonomy Trust in Group Process Role of Group Leaders Non-directive Approach
Realness and Empathy Lead to Change Experience of
Group Members Use the Therapeutic Relationship to Gain Greater Self-Understanding
Explore Wide Range of Beliefs and Feelings
Experience Greater Acceptance and Recognize Hidden Aspects Experience of Leader and Members Group Process Framework No rules (generally) for the selection of the members
No ground rules by which members must follow; group creates rules and norms
No orientation or great deal of information
Groups can meet weekly for 2 hours for an unspecified number of meetings
Personal Growth Workshops Goals Open to experience
Trusts in himself or herself
Internal source of evaluation
Willingness to continue growing Application Therapy Clients
Staff members of entire school systems
Medical Students
Groups in Conflict Group Process Framework Caution using tests and taking a case history
Collaborative Process Higher Education
Drug Users and Their Helpers
People Representing Different Cultures and Languages
Job-Training Groups
Large Community Groups
World Peace Roger's ideas spread to over 30 countries
He worked to improve communication and reduce tension among diverse groups Therapist's Personal Qualities Outweigh Techniques Member is Incongruent
Leader is Congruent
Leader Experiences Core Conditions Summary Carl Roger's is Key Figure
Basic Trust in Human Beings
Core Conditions Create Growth Promoting Atmosphere
Group Creates Norms and Goals
Therapist's Qualities Outweigh Techniques
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