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Patient Centered Approach
Transcript of Patient Centered Approach
B.A. from the University of Wisconsin 1924
M.A. from Columbia University in 1928
Ph.D. in psychotherapy from Columbia University 1931
One of six children
Close and warm relationships
"Religious, practical, anti-intellectual and exclusionary"
Married Helen Elliot and had two children
Born in Oak Park, IL in 1902
"Father of psychotherapy research"
Application of person-centered approach on the world
Received multiple awards from Columbia and APA
Theory of Personality
Theory of Psychotherapy
Implications & Limitations
Work has reached 30 countries and translated into 12 languages
Therapeutic conditions are universal
Therapist is a "fellow explorer"
Lack of technique
Not challenging clients
Expression of therapeutic conditions may differ between cultures
Example of Therapeutic Session
Corey, G. (2009).
Theory and practice of counseling and psychotherapy
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Hall, K. (1997).
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Goal: Reaching one's Ideal-Self and their full potential
Potential to understand themselves
Capability of self-directed growth without direct intervention
A person's perception of their world in a unique, subjective way
Establishing a growth-producing climate
Empowering the client
Without a role
Instrument for change
Role of Therapist
Assessor of Congruency
Role of Client
1. Assist in helping client grow
2. Achieving a higher level of
3. Addressing congruency through
4. Decreasing defense
Goals of Therapy
What were some of the techniques that you saw the therapist use in order to develop an open client-therapist relationship?
What were some ways in which the therapist showed his empathy towards Tracy?
What kind of progress did you see towards the end of the session that gave us a sense that Tracy was making her own progress towards self-actualization?
Theory of Therapeutic Process
A person's collection of their experiences & perceptions
1. Need for Positive Regard
2. Fully Functioning Person
3. Incongruent Person
4. Defense Mechanisms
1. How client acts in their world?
2. How client can move forward in a constructive direction?
3. How to deal with obstacles blocking growth?
Attributes to create climate:
2. Unconditioned Positive Regard
3. Empathetic Understanding
1. What are some of your general thoughts or perceptions on the Person-Centered Approach?
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