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1Running head: CASE CONCEPTUALIZATIONCase Conceptualization Using Person-Centered TherapyLiberty University
2CASE CONCEPTUALIZATIONAbstractThis paper will focus on the conceptualization and treatment plan a client names Randall Pearson. After review of the client’s case summary and his presenting problems, the client’s concerns will be addressed using the person-centered therapy developed by Dr. Carl Rogers. Thispaper will delve into the different aspects of this type of therapy and what potential issues may arise from using this therapy. After that information is presented, the three techniques for this type of therapy will be detailed and specific to the case presented in this study. This paper will then look at the spiritual application in relation to the challenges and the steps to conducting a Christian counseling session. Lastly, the person-centered therapy will be compared with Christian beliefs and the theory will be reviewed in regard to if it is compatible or incompatible with Christian beliefs. This paper is to work with a specific client and review a theory to use when working with him to provide the best possible care. In the final section, assumption of howthis theory will be effective for the client will be made.
3CASE CONCEPTUALIZATIONCase Conceptualization Using Person-Centered TherapyCounselors work with many different individuals, thus it is their duty to have an array of theories to be able to work with clients of all different backgrounds and problems. Theories should be used based upon what the presenting problem is with the client and what is best for them, not just the preferred theory of the counselor. This paper delves into using person-centered therapy with the client, Randall Pearson, and a treatment plan will be developed based upon information regarding the client and aspects of this specific theory. Person-Centered TherapyPerson-centered therapy is an approach that “stresses active listening, learning to respect the client’s frame of reference, and minimizing advice and unsolicited interpretation has immediate and obvious appeal” (Jones and Butman, 2011, p. 283). Dr. Carl Rogers developed an approach to working with clients by using three main techniques: empathy, unconditional positive regard, and congruence. This therapy helps the client to feel that they are in control of their future and what happens in their life and allows them to be in control of the session.Developers of Person-Centered TherapyDr. Carl Rogers is accredited as being the founder and originator of person-centered counseling or psychotherapy. Person-centered therapy implies a form of therapy whereby the therapist allows the client to play the major role during the counseling session instead of leading the client to the answers. Dr. Carl Rogers is commended for his commitment to clinical research and no approach has been as willing to state its formulations in terms of testable hypotheses and to commit itself to such extensive and collaborative research endeavors (Jones and Butman, 2011).