Carl Rogers Theory

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Introduction Carl Roger’s theory on client-centered therapy is one of the most well known theories in psychology history. The client that came in presented problems that Carl’s theories on client-centered therapy could actually benefit her. In the client’s biography she explains all of her issues and how she got to the point of her counseling session. Bozarth (2012), stated “in Rogers’ theory, the client is the director in his/her own life when facilitated through a psychological environment characterized by the congruent therapist with the experiencing of unconditional positive regard and empathy towards the client” (p. 262).
Description of Client The client that came in for counseling presented a couple of issues about herself. She is
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She presented issues with growing up, that her mother and father caused confusion. However, most of her presenting problems come from her marriage and kids. The patient expresses how she does not know how her husband feels about her as a person anymore. Also, her kids are getting older, which worries her and makes her feel a little unwanted and uncertain about who she is. The client has been bottling things up for a while, which as now caused her to feel she needs therapy. The presenting problems she expresses and shows could benefit from Carl Rogers’ theories of client-centered therapy. However, Sanyal (2011), discussed that “ in a complex world of conflicts and confusion, the self-system of the individual’s is highly injured showing marks of anxiety, regarding felt sense of insufficiency and inadequacy. To portray the self in its expected version, we all are trying to hide such feelings behind the external glamour of our life-styles” (p. 49). With client-centered therapy, the client comes first, the client is finally able to open up and express about her issues that she is unable to express and let out to anyone else. The client-centered psychological setting allows the client to open up and the counselor to help open the eyes of the client to bigger picture and underlying issues causing so much anxiety. Carl Rogers’ theory of phenomenology with client-centered therapy is defined as a subjective view of a client’s subjective experience. Therefore, “the therapist must respect this, remain non-directive and supportive, and allow each individual the freedom to live according to his reality and to make all decisions about their growth and direction” (Kensit, 2000, p. 246). In the biography the client explains all of her issues like she expresses herself all the time, but in reality she bottles things up because she’s afraid to of what her husband and family will think or do. Therefore, this

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