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Running Head: CASE CONCEPTUALIZATION PERSON CENTERED THERAPY 1 Person Centered Therapy Sherry Blackburn Liberty University
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Person-Centered Therapy 2 Abstract In this paper, person-centered therapy will be explored. Person-centered therapy deals with the client taking the lead and the counselor offering advice and encouragement. This therapy was founded by Carl Rogers. Person-centered therapy is also known as client-centered therapy. Person-centered therapy involves the client and counselor listening, thinking, and sharing thoughts and ideas with each other but with the client taking the lead with their treatment. Person-centered therapy is to help with openness, growth and change in the counseling session. When Carl Rogers was in college he wanted to be in full time ministry but visited China and changed his mind. Carl Rogers viewed people as good and trustworthy. Person-centered therapy was to help the client learn independence and be able to better cope with their problems that may arise in the future. Solving your own problems is beneficial to help build a better self-esteem, have more positive relationships with others and be able to express feelings more openly.   Keywords: Person-centered, Carl Rogers, counselor
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Person-Centered Therapy 3 Person-Centered Theory Person-centered therapy is a therapy that can help a person become more independent. By using this therapy, you can focus more on the problem or situation and less on the person (Corey, 2013.) Person-centered therapy is also known as client-centered, non-directive, or Rogerian therapy (Corey, 2013.) Person-centered is to help build the self-esteem of others and encouraged the client to be more open. If a person is involved in a therapeutic relationship, then they can direct themselves in the way that they would like their treatment to go. Self-healing is a way that you can solve your own problems without direct intervention from the counselor. Carl Rogers felt that people are always trying to figure out who they are. Who is/are the Developer(s) of the Theory Person-centered therapy was founded by Carl Rogers in the 1940’s (Corey, 2013.) Person- centered therapy is also known as the Rogerian Therapy. Carl Rogers grew up in a fundamentalist Christian home and was intent on pursuing full-time ministry during his college years (Jones and Butman, 2011). Carl Rogers turned away from the moralism’s of religion, from the testing methods of psychology, and from the diagnostic and interpretive methods of psychiatry (Eichler and Eichler, 2010). What did They Believe about Human Nature and the Counseling Process Carl Rogers believed that people are trustworthy and that humans could develop into a positive person if trust is gained. Carl Rogers believed that human nature could help a client move in a productive manner if the client really wants to get help with their problem. There are two viewpoints: existentialism and humanistic. Both of these have common traits but also have
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Person-Centered Therapy 4 philosophical differences (Corey, 2013). Some of the common traits are they share respect for the
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