Humanistic Therapies - Humanistic Therapies Client-Centered...

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Humanistic Therapies Client-Centered Therapy (Rogers): Also called person-centered therapy Nondirective and based on insights from conscious thoughts and feelings Accept one’s true self Rogers’ Key Conditions for an Effective Therapist Unconditional Positive Regard: Unshakable acceptance of another person, regardless of what they tell the therapist or how they feel Empathy: Ability to feel what another person is feeling Capacity to take another person’s point of view Roger’s Key Conditions for an Effective Therapist (Continued) Authenticity: Ability of a therapist to be genuine and honest about his or her feelings Reflection: Rephrasing or repeating thoughts and feelings of the clients Helps clients become aware of what they are saying Existential Therapy An insight therapy that focuses on problems of existence, such as meaning, choice, death, and responsibility Emphasizes making difficult choices in life Therapy focuses on death, freedom, isolation, and meaninglessness
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