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Person Centered Therapy (Chapter 7)

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Accurate Empathic Understanding
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The act of perceiving accurately the internal frame of reference of another; the ability to grasp the person’s subjective world without losing one’s own identity.
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Actualizing Tendency
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A growth force within us; a directional process of striving toward self-regulation, self-determination, realization, fulfillment, perfection, and inner freedom; the basis on which people can be trusted to identify and resolve their own problems in a therapeutic relationship.
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Congruence
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The state in which self-experiences are accurately symbolized in the self-concept. As applied to the therapist, congruence is matching one’s inner experiencing with external expressions; congruence is a quality of realness or genuineness of the therapist.
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Empathy
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A deep and subjective understanding of the client with the client.
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Expressive Arts Therapy
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An approach that makes use of various arts such as movement, drawing, painting, sculpting, music, and improvisation in a supportive setting for the purpose of growth and healing.
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Humanistic Psychology
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A movement, often referred to as the third force, that emphasizes freedom, choice, values, growth, self-actualization, becoming, spontaneity, creativity, play, humor, peak experiences, and psychological health.
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Immediacy
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Addressing what is going on between the client and therapist right now. Presence The ability to be withsomeone fully in the present moment; being engaged and absorbed in the relationship with the client.
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Therapeutic Core Conditions
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The necessary and sufficient characteristics of the therapeutic relationship for client change to occur. These core conditions include therapist congruence (or genuineness), unconditional positive regard (acceptance and respect), and accurate empathic understanding.
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Unconditional Positive Regard
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The nonjudgmental expression of fundamental respect for the person as a human; acceptance of a person’s right to his or her feelings.
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Third Force
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in therapy An alternative to psychoanalytic and behavioral approaches; under this heading are the experiential and relationship-oriented therapies (existential therapy, person-centered therapy, and Gestalt therapy).
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Key Figures of Person-Centered Therapy
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Carl Rogers and Natalie Rogers
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Basic Assumptions of Person-Centered Therapy
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Approach is grounded on a positive view that sees the person as striving toward becoming fully functioning. Basic assumption is that it is the therapist’s attitudes and belief n the inner resources of the client that create the therapeutic climate for growth. Client brings change, not therapist
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Key Concepts of Person-Centered Therapy
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Fully experience the present moment, learning to accept onself and deciding on way to change. Client has the capacity for resolving life’s problems
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Therapeutic Goals of Person-Centered Therapy
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Help the client achieve great degree of independence and integration. Therapy is focusing on the person not their presenting problem. The therapist is providing a safe milieu where they can recognize their blocks to growth and self exploration. Techniques are less important and who the therapist is is more important
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Therapist’s Function and Role in Person-Centered Therapy
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Be a supporter at all time and be with them at all times
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G (GUE-I)
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Genuineness- When the therapist is consistent with how you think and feel you are authentic and transparent. The most important core condition.
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U (GUE-I)
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Unconditional positive regard- accept the client as they are. There are no conditions of worth put on the client
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E (GUE-I)
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Empathy- putting yourself in your clients shoes
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I (GUE-I)
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Immediacy- Communicating the here and now of what is going on in the therapy session
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Therapeutic Relationship Person-Centered Therapy
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Primary and egalitarian. The relationship is based on the if/then hypothesis. If the therapist can convey these GUE-I attributes then client change will occur and move in a positive direction. GUE-I is necessary and sufficient for change
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Applications of Person-Centered Therapy
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particularly used on people with drama, people that were grieving and experiences loss. A great model for people that are not high functioning so therapist can go along side of them.
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Limitations and Contributions of Person-Centered Therapy
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Some dont think relationship is the most important thing. people with personality disorders bruise easily so this theory is hard. Contributions are that Rogers started research in counseling theory and the core conditions are the best.
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Multi-Cultural Perspectives for Person-Centered Therapy
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Culturally sensitive in the positive regard aspect. Not all cultures prefer this theory (AA, Hispanic, Asian) who tend to prefer active directive advice that passive non-directive advice