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Person centered powerpoint ll

  1. 1. Person-Centered Therapy Dr. Arra PSY 202
  2. 2. Person-Centered Therapy <ul><li>Based on a philosophy of human nature as an innate striving for self-actualization </li></ul><ul><li>Self-actualization: developing to one’s fullest potential </li></ul><ul><li>Reaction to directive therapies (e.g., psychoanalysis, behavior therapy) </li></ul><ul><li>Carl Rogers: humanist </li></ul>
  3. 3. Person-Centered Therapy <ul><li>Humanistic Therapy based on the ideas of self-empowerment, self-actualization, freedom, choices, values, purpose, meaning </li></ul>
  4. 4. Person-Centered Therapy <ul><li>THEORY </li></ul><ul><li>People are honest, smart, and have ability to understand themselves </li></ul><ul><li>People have the ability to solve their own problems </li></ul><ul><li>People are capable of self-directed growth </li></ul>
  5. 5. Person-Centered Therapy <ul><li>PRIMARY DETERMINANTS OF THERAPY OUTCOME </li></ul><ul><li>Attitudes and characteristics of therapists </li></ul><ul><li>Quality of client/therapist relationship </li></ul>
  6. 6. Person-Centered Therapy <ul><li>Therapy is a permissive, non-directive climate </li></ul><ul><li>Phenomenological approach: seeing and understanding others from their reference, perception </li></ul><ul><li>Therapist: creates a growth promoting environment, non directive, not the expert, non controlling, caring, accepting, genuine.. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Person-Centered Therapy <ul><li>GOAL OF COUNSELING: </li></ul><ul><li>Set clients free to engage in self exploration </li></ul><ul><li>Positive view of human nature </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on what is right about someone </li></ul><ul><li>Look at positive side of people </li></ul><ul><li>Clients work on moving forward, positively, in their world </li></ul>
  8. 8. Person-Centered Therapy <ul><li>Client deals with obstacles that are blocking growth </li></ul><ul><li>Therapist is real and empathetic; facilitates change in client </li></ul><ul><li>Work in ‘here and now’ </li></ul>
  9. 9. Person-Centered Therapy <ul><li>GOALS OF THERAPY </li></ul><ul><li>Help client grow </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on person, not problem </li></ul><ul><li>People become more actualized </li></ul><ul><li>open to experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Trust themselves </li></ul><ul><li>Self-evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Continue growing </li></ul>
  10. 10. Person-Centered Therapy <ul><li>THERAPIST ROLE AND FUNCTION </li></ul><ul><li>Create a climate conducive to self-exploration </li></ul><ul><li>Create a relationship that lets clients explore freely denied or distorted areas of life </li></ul><ul><li>Be real, genuine, honest…. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t see client in diagnostic categories </li></ul>
  11. 11. Person-Centered Therapy <ul><li>THERAPIST ROLE AND FUNCTION </li></ul><ul><li>Enter clients world </li></ul><ul><li>Defenses are let down because therapist is real, genuine, caring </li></ul><ul><li>Show unconditional positive regard </li></ul><ul><li>Accept client </li></ul><ul><li>Empathetic understanding of client </li></ul>
  12. 12. Person-Centered Therapy <ul><li>CLIENTS EXPERIENCE </li></ul><ul><li>Use relationship to gain self-understanding </li></ul><ul><li>Explore feelings, thoughts, beliefs </li></ul><ul><li>Discover hidden aspect of self </li></ul><ul><li>Become less defensive over time </li></ul><ul><li>Explore self </li></ul><ul><li>Empower self to lead own life </li></ul><ul><li>Experience life in ‘here and now’ not past or future </li></ul>
  13. 13. Person-Centered Therapy <ul><li>3 ATTITUDES THERAPIST MUST CONVEY </li></ul><ul><li>Genuineness: open, real, honest </li></ul><ul><li>Unconditional positive regard and acceptance: value and accept client as they are </li></ul><ul><li>Empathetic understanding </li></ul>
  14. 14. Person-Centered Therapy <ul><li>EMPATHY: experiencing others feelings and thoughts while remaining objective </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate to someone your understanding of his/her thoughts and feelings </li></ul><ul><li>Helps clients understand themselves </li></ul><ul><li>Understand clients world as they see and feel it </li></ul>
  15. 15. Person-Centered Therapy <ul><li>TECHNIQUES/INTERVENTIONS???? </li></ul>
  16. 16. Person-Centered Therapy <ul><li>STRENGTHS </li></ul><ul><li>Empathy </li></ul><ul><li>Phenomenological approach </li></ul><ul><li>Reflection </li></ul><ul><li>Increase self-understanding </li></ul><ul><li>Genuine </li></ul><ul><li>Unconditional positive regard and acceptance </li></ul>
  17. 17. Person-Centered Therapy <ul><li>WEAKNESSES </li></ul><ul><li>Client is not challenged </li></ul><ul><li>Too simplistic </li></ul><ul><li>No interventions/techniques </li></ul><ul><li>Undirected </li></ul><ul><li>Not all clients are able to find their own answers </li></ul>
  18. 18. Person-Centered Therapy <ul><li>WEAKNESSES </li></ul><ul><li>Not much research on theory and practice </li></ul><ul><li>Theory has not evolved since the 1960’s </li></ul>

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