He always believes the client as a person of goodness, dignity and strength. 1b. what are the benefits of a therapeutic relationship? Encourages Positive Interaction Encouraging a patient to express himself allows you to get more information of the client's emotional tendencies and helps determine the most beneficial treatment approach. By exemplifying empathy, respect and a nonjudgmental attitude, you promote the positive side of self-expression and encourage a mutually trusting relationship.
Explaining the client’s personality and behavior to the client and prescribing actions that the client should take, are of little last value. Instead, person-centered therapist should establish a relationship that is helpful to enable the client to discover within himself/herself the capacity. Although there are no specific intervention strategies in person-centered therapy, Carl Rogers hypothesized that client’s capacity to grow and self-actualize will be most facilitated and released when the therapist can create a psychological climate characterized by (a) congruence; (b) unconditional positive regards; and (c) empathic understanding. These not only serve as hypotheses, but also desirable goals as well as counseling manners in person-centered therapy. (a) Congruence The very first thing the person-centered therapist has to do is to build a nonthreatening psychological atmosphere conducive to client’s growth and therapeutic change- the therapist is characterized by congruence in the therapeutic relationship.
The nondirective attitude allows a therapist to create an open and inviting environment for clients, while preserving the client’s freedoms (Moon & Rice, 2012). In this mindset, which coincides with person-centered therapy, a therapist is allowing the client to choose the path
The authors of this book provide good knowledge and information for anyone in the helping professions. One theme of the book that stands out is the counselor as a person and a professional. It is impossible to completely separate one’s personal and professional lives. Each person brings to the table certain characteristics of themselves and this could include such things as values, personality traits and experiences. A great point that Corey, Corey, and Callahan (2010) make is to seek personal therapy.
I believe therapeutic goals are attainable because therapists allow the client to lead the discussion and do not try to steer the client in a particular direction. I think therapeutic goals are realistic because the therapist accepts the client for who they are and displays support and care no matter what the client is facing or experiencing. Also, if the therapists shares his or her feelings honestly, it can help teach the client to also develop important skills. I believe the person-centered therapy helps to increase self-esteem, more self-understanding, less guilt, and insecurity, and more positive and comfortable relationships with others. I believe the main goal of the person-centered therapy is for the client to realize their capacity for
Allowing the client to be in control of the dialogue of the therapy and conversation, is a philosophical stance of social constructing views and of the recovery model. For the client to benefit from the recovery model there needs to be commitment to aiding the individual from everyone involved. This includes professionals, friends, and family. The client will succeed when given resources and services that help with the new way of life. By using the collaborative therapy approach the therapist is a facilitator and not the one in charge, allowing a positive therapist and client relationship, and build trust.
I love having personal relationships with people, and having people trust me with their person information and confiding in me. The important aspect of person-centered therapy is the relationship between the therapist and client. The therapist is very empathic and understanding towards the client, and the way they communicate with a client is very nonjudgmental. This is usually why this type of therapy is very successful because it allows the clients to become very open and trusting towards their therapist. The therapist tries to provide the client with a safe, responsive, and caring relationship to develop self-exploration, growth, and healing.
It makes sense that a change in a clients negative relationship patterns would allow freedom for the client to express themselves emotionally. According to Strupp (1971), “The client, therefore, is not a patient who is sick and who is in need o... ... middle of paper ... ...t's problems. Instead, it should permit the client to feel that she has support to dive into emotions she might have been afraid to do so before entering client centered therapy. It is interesting to note according to Raskin et al. ( 2011), “Our basic practice [client centered therapy] remains true to the core conditions no matter who our client may be.
Glasser, embraces what Rogers (1957) referred to as the necessary and sufficient conditions for change. Unconditional positive regard, congruency, and empathy, (Wubbolding, 2000). In CT/RT empathy and positive regard accepts the client for what they are and who they can be. In addition the therapist attempts to see the client’s world through their eyes. Congruence implies that the therapist has some degree of mental health, see their control as internal and can relate to others in a healthy and direct way.
Reflecting on my work as a therapist, I recognize the importance of the therapeutic relationship. For instance, in EFT the therapist, “the therapeutic relationship, characterized by presence, empathy, acceptance, and congruence, helps clients to feel safe enough to face dreaded feelings and painful memories (Greenberg, 2014). Core Concepts in Narrative Therapy and Emotionally Focused Therapy The core concept of narrative therapy is rooted in postmodern theory. This includes having a positive and hopeful view of clients and their power to create change. Also, taking a “not-knowing” stance is essential in order to enhance collaboration between clients and therapist.