The Person-Centred Approach, And Psychodynamic Approach

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This essay will attempt to discuss the person David, from the perspectives of the person-centred approach, and psychodynamic approach. Whilst discussing key theorists and therapies, and demonstrating self-theoretical knowledge. David is 59 years old and has a successful career; he has been married to Angela for 15 years with no children. Angela is 29 years younger than David. David has two grown up children from a previous failed relationship, and has a distant relationship with them. They both fell in love quickly with each other which came as a surprise to them both, as they both believed they were rational people, and they were not controlled by their passions. David and Angela invested in a weekend lodge to get away from their busy careers.…show more content…
Person-centred therapy was developed by Carl Rogers in 1959, and is humanistic in its approach. It reports how humans self-actualise, and has a constant pattern about the perceptions humans shape about themselves, and that external decisions are able to effect the self-concept. Two therapeutic principles for person-centred therapy, firstly the practitioner would seek out to create a bond/relationship with his/her patients, which would be characterised by a high degree of respect, authenticity and equality. Secondly it is understood to be exceptionally helpful to work with patients in ways that allows them to become more mindful of their moment-by-moment…show more content…
He believed that the unconscious mind pushes people. Freud saw his patients as having to just adjust to their reality, which is suffering in nature i.e. loss, frustration, dread etc. but the patients must also subject to the unconscious
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