Psychotherapy

Client-centered therapy is deceptively shnple hi statement but decidedly difficult hi practice. Briefly, the client-centered approach holds that hi order for vulnerable or anxious people to grow psychologically, they must come into contact with a therapist who is congruent and whom they perceive as providing an atmosphere of unconditional acceptance and accurate empathy. But therein lies the difficulty. The qualities of congruence, unconditional positive regard and empathic understanding are not easy for a counselor to attain.

Like person-centered theory, the client-centered counseling approach can be stated hi an if-then fashion. If the conditions of therapist congruence, unconditional positive regard and empathic listening are present in a client-counselor relationship, then the process of therapy will transpire. If the process of therapy takes place, then certain outcomes can be predicted. Rogerian therapy, therefore, can be viewed hi terms of conditions, process, and outcomes.

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