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The Three Core Conditions for Therapeutic Change

Based on your understanding of the humanistic approach to counselling in general and the person-centered school in particular, do you think that the three "core conditions" are indeed sufficient for producing a "therapeutic personality change"? Discuss Karl Rogers and person-centered therapy (PCT). See attachment for readings.


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Core Functions or Rogerian PCT

Karl Rogers developed person-centered therapy (PCT); a form of talk-psychotherapy in the 1950's. The major aim is to provide patients with an opportunity to develop a sense of self so they can realize how their attitudes, behaviors, emotions and feelings can and are negatively influenced and will hopefully make an effort to finding their true and full potential in life(Smith, 2004). According to Rogers, According to Rogers, three essential and core functions for such potential to be actualized are: environment, congruence and empathy. Rogers posited that a therapist can facilitate this to actualization by allowing the clients to express his/her feelings openly, uninhibited and freely without fear of being judged. Rogers believed the three core essentials can be nurtured and facilitated with the help of the therapist who would use a non-directive approach and would create a quiet, relaxed and non-judgmental environment by demonstrating authentic and true ...

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This solution of over 600 words discusses Rogers' Core conditions in counseling with his Person-centered therapy (PCT). A critical review of his theory of provided where flaws in his theory are outlined. References used are included.