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Application of Person-Centered Therapy Concepts Responding to clients in a way that is consistent with person-centered theory requires empathy, which is the ability to understand the client’s subjective worldview and communicate that understanding. For this discussion, identify a client with whom you may have difficulty working. Provide one client statement and one empathic counselor statement in response. The counselor statement will be a paraphrase of content or reflection of feeling. Reflect on any challenges to responding empathically and share those reflections. A client that I may have difficulty working with would be a man who is older than me and questions my ability to provide him and his family therapy because of my age. Having worked in the mental health field as a psychosocial rehabilitation worker, I experienced sexism and ageism. When the parents of the children questioned my ability to help them because I was young and had no children of my own at the time, I felt intimidated and was not sure how to respond to them. I was not able to
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