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In these three sessions, this will allow Rona to express and experience her feelings helping her to believe she is allowing her to become self aware of her problems and engage in self resolutions to those problems. The focus is on the client, these sessions should involve open adaptations for Rona, as long as she have expressed the need for an alternative solution to her treatment. The therapist should be knowledgeable and skilled in the techniques even if another situation arises and needs a more direct approach. In this case study, any adaptations in this approach are made only after client’s suggestion. The therapist first priority still rest on the person centered approach. According to Knight (2007), the therapist continues to respect and trust their inner processes of the client valuing the client’s own journey by not presenting any specifics that reflects anything other than the client’s view (pg. 113). Cultural ConsiderationsRona is a 45 year old woman who was once married and now divorce. She was raised in
Running Head: THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK7 a rural environment where her parents felt the need for her to be like other kids in that community. Rona’s livelihood may or may not be an appropriate “fit” for the person centered approach. Traditionally speaking, this approach may be unacceptable for client that are looking/wanting immediate answers and help from professionals. Personally, in a more effective perspective, I do believe that cultural barriers can bring on strong obstacles for a person. I hope that may information above demonstrated my point of view efficiently. Strengths and LimitationsCarl Rogers was a spokesperson for the humanistic psychology (Corey, 2017). He believed of a non-directive method for his clients. The method provided core beliefs of human growth and personality (Kirschenbaum, 2004). Rogers later identified the person centered approach which he established three key conditions: 1) accept the client as he or she is, as a person of inherent worth possessing both positive and negative feelings and impulses, 2) empathy is when the therapist engages in willingness and sensitivity to understand their client’s thoughts,feelings, and struggles from the client’s point of view, 3) last is to provide congruence to be genuine, be authentic, real, or congruent in the client-counselor relationship (Kirschenbaum, 2004). Carl Rogers daughter Natalie took a in-depth look at her father’s person centered approach. She discussed how adopting her father’s philosophical method has taught her to trust her own “self” helping her to connect through the artistic side of the theoretical approach, helping to see and trust herself openly, and taking advantage of her self growth and her capacity to achieve her potential goals. Natalie created what is called “creative connection” which processthe clients or group member to access their inner feelings through an uninterrupted sequence of movement, sound, visual art, and journal writing (Corey, 2017).
Running Head: THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK8 Using the person centered therapy approach correctly also depends on the therapists involved with the client. Dealing with any client from a difficult background or any issues while