Rogers, Person-Centered Therapy

This week’s discussion deals with Carl Rogers and his patient-centered approach to therapy. The core of
Rogers’ therapeutic approach involves 1) trying to genuinely understand the client, 2) genuinely and
unconditionally caring about the client, and 3) being authentic in the therapeutic relationship.
What do you think of these conditions for change, growth, and drawing out the potential of the client?
Are there aspects of his approach you have concerns about or disagree with?
What do you like and dislike most about his approach?
How is empathy, therapeutic communication, and positive regard integrated into this therapy modality?
What diagnoses would you correlate best with this therapy modality, and why?

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