COUN5239 Unit 4 Posts.docx - COUN5239 Unit 3 Posts Discussion 1 Key Concepts of Person-Centered Therapy After reviewing the therapists demonstrating

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COUN5239 Unit 3 Posts Discussion 1 – Key Concepts of Person-Centered Therapy After reviewing the therapists demonstrating person-centered responses in the assigned videos, use the person-centered approach to create a counselor's response to each of the following statements made by a client. Concentrate on responses that demonstrate empathy, rather than asking questions or offering solutions. Discuss how the counselor's statement you created uses the theory's key concepts and how your response aligns with the theory's overall goal. Client comment 1: "I have no idea what to do, and I hope you can tell me." Well, my job isn’t to tell you what to do, but to help you to figure out what you need to do. We will work together to determine what your problem or issue is and then we can brainstorm to come up with some ideas to help you begin to work through your problems or issues. I understand that it’s hard to figure out what those problems and issues are and it feels even harder to come up with the ways to try to work on those problems and issues, but I’m here to help you as much as I can. According to Rogers, people are supposed to be able to make constructive changes and live effective and productive lives, however a therapist needs to communicate their support, realness, caring and nonjudgmental understanding to the client (Corey, 2013). In letting the client know that I understand that it feels like a hard thing to do, but that I’m there to support them, I’m being real, caring and understanding (Corey, 2013). In letting the client know what is going to happen and that as the therapist I’m not going to take over and provide all the answers, I’m also helping to keep it real and in the long run it will also empower the client (Corey, 2013). Client comment 2: "My mother thinks I'm making the wrong decision and that makes me so angry. She is always trying to control me." I understand that you are angry at your mother and feel that she is trying to control you. Is that correct? I know it can be frustrating when it seems like someone is trying to make our decisions for us or tell us what to do. Can you tell me what decision does she wants you to make?
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