Person Centered Therapy Reflection

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Out of all the theories we’ve covered through the course of the semester. Person-centered therapy has managed to capture my attention the most, and here’s why. Trust is something that’s automatically given to the client who is seen as the sole contributor of being able to solve his or her own problems without the assistance of direct intervention. Now, when I first heard of this therapy I immediately thought. “So, what exactly does the therapist do again?” It turns out that the therapist’s job is to provide an atmosphere that is supportive, caring, nonjudgmental, and understanding. Without these things, change is unlikely happen. So according to Carl Rogers, there are three attributes that the therapist must apply in order to create a climate …show more content…
While managing to present the client with certain challenges that allow them to see the action that needs to be taken, and what can they do in order to bring about change. It is also very necessary to help the clients pinpoint their own personal strengths, understand what’s hindering them from using available resources, and to have them specifically state what they want they want in life and how they want to live it. Professional boundaries/roles on the therapist behalf is to be explicitly stated before the therapy is in session. Maybe also a little clarification of the rules of therapy and what therapy is exactly since individuals tend to have misconstrued information about therapy in general. Some important characteristics that a good counselor should have is the willingness to listen, to provide encouragement, to be empathetic, to be nonjudgmental, to have patience, and to most of all uphold the promise to keep things confidential unless that client is at risk for harming themselves as well as others. The types of techniques or tools that I have acquired over the course of the semester that I believe would be the most helpful, or the most effective is to apply the theory that is believe to solve the identified problems of the client, and if a specific theory cannot be applied try incorporating ideas that you believe to be best when applying your critical thinking skills to the situation. Or try to simply inform your superior/colleagues about the situation in hopes of receiving

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