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This therapy would build and implement as Rogers did, a strong therapeutic relationship that is contingent on three necessary conditions; empathy (Mollica,2006, pg. 121), unconditional positive regard( Hornbacher, 2008, pg 160, Coleman. 2006, pg 158-159), and genuine( Coleman, 2006 pg. 166). In this way, the client could incorporate as “positive, forward-moving, constructive, realistic, and trustworthy, characteristics that are inherent to mankind” (Rogers, 1957, p 200).
These concepts are predated to early on in the clients’ life. Because a child's sense of self-concept is contiuningly delveloping, they could internalize conditions of "worth, judgments about the kinds of behaviors that will bring approval from others." (Rogers) As they grow, lack of unconditional positive regard could be marked as supporting the client regardless of what they said. The warm, sympathetic therapeutic environment allows the client to be freed of internalized conditions of worth and to resume the self‐actualization.

Rogers, in his time as a professor at the University of Chicago, authored an article in the Journal of Consulting psychology, regarding the framework around these constructs, or the three necessary conditions for a therapeutic relationship. To the extent that a therapist finds him/ [her] self experiencing a warm respect for each aspect of a client’s experience as part of that person’s a part of that client; he embraces unconditional positive regard. In other words, the therapist is neither diagramming a person into good and bad nor expressing or emotionally internalizing acceptance or disapproval. With empathy, the therapist is able experience accurately and empathetically the clients’ understanding of an event or unders...

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