Person Centered Therapy for students

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Carl Rogers Person-Centered Therapy A Humanistic Approach
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Presentation outline I.       Background of Carl Rogers  II.    Philosophy a. Nature of humans b. Personality development c. Role of environment III.   Person-Centered Therapy a. Stages of counseling b. Client vs. Counselor role c. How change occurs d. Adaptive/Maladaptive functioning IV.   Research V.    Contributions and limitations of Person-Centered Therapy VI.   References
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Carl Rogers (1902-1987) Born into a close, caring family that  was strictly religious, ethical and  hard working During schooling and after began to  develop his humanistic approach to  counseling. Person-centered emerged during the  era of psychoanalysis, science and  radical behaviorism 
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Philosophy
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Nature of humans Rogers saw humans at their deepest level  to be essentially positive, having  fundamental, innate motive of all living  organisms: The actualizing tendency to grow, To heal when injured, To develop one’s full potential
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Nature of Humans This actualizing motive renders people  essentially forward-moving, constructive,  and realistic At the core, humans tend toward  development, individuality, and  cooperative relationships; toward  movement from dependence to  independence; toward the preservation,  enhancement, and further evolution of  both self and the human species
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Actualizing tendency is experienced as  needs for phenomena that maintain or  enhance the organism such as affection,  affiliation, aggression and sex. Some needs are inborn; also inborn is the 
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