Running head:PERSON- CENTERED THERAPY 1Person- Centered Therapy in the Field of Counseling Kaitlyn O’Connor University of Holy CrossCOU 606.2
PERSON- CENTERED THERAPY2Person- Centered Therapy in the Field of Counseling Discuss empathy in the counseling process.Person- centered therapists believe empathy is critical in producing positive change in theclient. Successful therapy is based on a trusting relationship between therapist and client in which the therapist does not sympathize with the client but understands his motivations. Based on research, it was hypothesized that empathy and trust would aid the client in reaching the goalsset and changing personality. Discuss unconditional positive regard in the counseling process; make sure to distinguish between acceptance and approval.Unconditional positive regard in counseling is an understanding that a counselor cares forthe client and acknowledges those feelings without the need to label or evaluate the client.