Congruence And Importance Of Person-Centered Therapy

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Person-Centered Person-centered therapy was developed by Carl Rogers, this theory emphasize the importance of of the relationship of client and therapist, this technique focus on the importance of congruence, unconditional positive regard and empathic understanding as core principles principles provided by the therapist and absolutely necessary in order to promote and facilitate changes in the clients lives. (Tan, 2011 p.128) Another concept of this theory is the belief that people are essentially trustworthy, and they have a great potential for understanding themselves and resolving their own issues without direct intervention from the therapist. Rogers believed that the attitudes and personal characteristics of the therapist and the quality of the client-therapist relationship as the prime determinants of the outcome of the therapeutic process. (Corey, 2013 p.174) Although there are no specific techniques in the practice of traditional person-centered therapy, the therapist 's attitude towards the client is crucial, and that is displayed in three ways. First, the therapist must be able to experience and express congruence, that is, the therapist must be real, genuine, and honest in relating to the client. Second, the therapist must be able …show more content…
Although Alfred Adler was originally part of the inner circle to Sigmund Freud 's Vienna Psychoanalytic Society, Alder 's view on human nature was much more optimistic, one of their main difference was that Adler believed humans were motivated primary by social relatedness rather than by sexual urges. (Corey, 2013 p.103) Adler emphasized the importance of responsibility, meaning of life, and the strive for success, completion and perfection. Adlerian Therapy is goal oriented, and it views the person motivated by future goals instead of being imprisoned by past

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