trying to hear them and reflect back to them, will consist of the therapist having the knowledge, skills, genuineness, trustworthiness, and self awareness to help their client with progress. The possible limitation to the person centered approach is the lack of techniques. The ineffectiveness can lead to rambling of the client, and rather than emphasizing the counselor as a person. In my opinion it would be better to focus on developing a variety of techniques to help with problem solving and more emphasis on the systematic training of counseling skills and less on the attitudes of the counselor. I would say that not all clients have the capability to trust and acknowledge their inner feelings and find their own sense of directions, therefore the counselors should not give up their authority to guide the client in the right direction to progress. I also believe that as a therapist one must internalize Rogers core principles effectively, therefore person centered therapy approach can become a strength during the sessions. Conclusion The client-centered and/or person-centered approach appears to be experiencing something of a revival, both in professional activity and academic respectability. The latest generation of research on psychotherapy process and outcomes, whether described in terms of the core conditions, common factors, or the therapeutic or working alliance. This has validated many of Carl Rogers’s original insights about the importance and nature of the effective therapeutic relationship (Kirschenbaum & Jourdan, 2005). Carl Rogers’s legacy will endure, not just as an area of study of historical importance, but as a body of research and practice that will influence the work of future researchers and practitioners for generations to come.
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- Spring '16
- Dr. Mindy Heher
- Psychotherapy, person centered approach