PGS 315, Lec 6 (Humanistic Approach)

PGS 315, Lec 6 (Humanistic Approach) - TheHumanisticApproach

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The Humanistic Approach
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The Humanistic Approach The positive side of human nature Study of most mentally healthy  Free will Personal responsibility The here and now
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Rebellions against…  All others: focus on negative Psychodynamic: Focus on past Cognitive: Info processing model
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The Computer Metaphor Information Processing Limitation
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Carl Rogers Crazy mom (couldn’t even play cards; VERY  religious) Isolated, independent, altar boy Even read before kindergarten 2 ids, worked with daughter Natalie Interested in principles of person-centered approach
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Carl Rogers Self concept: Actual vs. Ideal Incongruence between actual and ideal self would result in poor mental health  (less congruence means the person probably has mental problems) Source of incongruence: Lack of unconditional positive regard  Person-Centered Therapy: Unconditional positive regard – basically unconditional love, no matter  what happens, the kid is still loved Feelings this from another person (aside from parents) is an incredible gift His therapy was focused on giving someone unconditional positive regard (love) Reflection – when someone said something, he would paraphrase it back to  them. Therapist keeps the conversation focused on what the person is saying, plus if he  misunderstands them then the person will correct him.
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Carl Rogers, continued Encounter groups – happened ALL over Goal was to encourage personal growth, and become  fully functioning people  The fully functioning person   someone who is open to experience
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PGS 315, Lec 6 (Humanistic Approach) - TheHumanisticApproach

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