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Goal of Client-centered therapy
« on: May 31, 2008, 06:30:19 PM »
This type of therapy is also known as Client-centered therapy. It was developed by Carl Rogers, whom was a humanist psychologist. The main objective of this form of treatment is to help a person grow or to come to terms with specific events or traumas.

The style used to approach this goal is to let the person talk, while not directing them towards a goal or a way to fix themselves. It is meant to make an individual open up on their free will at a time they are comfortable doing so. This approach has been helpful in recent years with stress and depression issues.


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Re: Goal of Client-centered therapy
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2008, 07:55:53 AM »
i am pleased to see this topic opened up here, this is the model that i studied and practice in.

there is a fundamental premise in person-centered therapy that all human beings are essentially good and forward moving.
i wonder what your thoughts are on this premise as freud believed quite the opposite, that all human beings are essentially bad, and there problems are casued by these evil forces causing conflicts within the elements of the psyche.
You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.


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