Chap 7 - Humanistic, Person- Centered Approaches PSYCH 482...

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Unformatted text preview: Humanistic, Person- Centered Approaches PSYCH 482 Fall 2010 Dr. Levy The Humanistic Approach  Maslow & Rogers:  Innate Striving for Self-Actualization  Self-actualization is the realization of potential, capacity, and talents, reflecting full integration within a person. (developing to full potential/capacity)  The humanistic approach is the third force in psychotherapy and is based on the development of human nature in an active and affirmative way. (positive)  We are always in the act of becoming, a continuous process toward self-actualization. (not a destionation: the goal was STRIVING to achieve this, not actually achieving)  Failure to strive toward self-actualization may result in neurosis.  Book: “On Becoming a Person” Peak Experiences  Maslow believed that peak experiences occur when people feel wonder and awe, and are convinced that something valuable has happened.  More recently, the concept of flow describes a pleasant or ecstatic state of consciousness that occurs during full engagement in an activity. (ex: you are doing something you enjoy doing, and time cseases to exist; everything clicks; you are in the zone)  The positive psychology movement emphasizes the investigation of positive emotions and human strengths and virtues. Tenets of the Humanistic Approach • Positive outlook • We are born “good” Necessary & Sufficient (Core) Conditions of Therapy  Maslow not a therapist; Rogers turned them into an applied focus (Rogers believed in SIX core elements to therapy)  Necessary means that change cannot occur unless certain conditions are present.  Sufficient means that no other theories or skills need to be applied and that change will occur naturally in these conditions are present.  There are six core condition that if exist and persist over time result in constructive personality change The Six Core Conditions (Rogers) Non-judgement; safe environment for change Three Facilitative Conditions of Therapy  1.) Therapist Congruence : therapist presents as a person (rather than a blank slate) who has feelings, thoughts, and actions that are complementary to the client’s.  Primary motive  Becoming a “model” for the client’ communication genuiness and congruence Three Facilitative Conditions of Therapy  Unconditional Positive Regard is acceptance of the client without rules and limits....
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This note was uploaded on 12/07/2010 for the course PSYCH 482 taught by Professor Levy during the Spring '10 term at University of Tennessee.

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Chap 7 - Humanistic, Person- Centered Approaches PSYCH 482...

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