Purchase Solution

Personal-centered counselling approach

Not what you're looking for?

Ask Custom Question

Possible cross-cultural limitations of the person-centered approach to counselling are detailed.

Purchase this Solution

Solution Summary

A personal-centred counselling approach is examined.

Solution Preview

Firstly, a definition of personal-centered counselling approach suggests that there are three 'core conditions,' that the counselor needs to achieve when working with clients. These are:

1. Unconditional positive regard
2. Empathy
3. Congruence (being honest/genuine)

The approach purports that individuals have internal resources that they can draw upon to bring about change. The counselor's role is to provide a safe and supportive environment for this change to occur. This environment is achieved by employing the three core conditions.

The first core condition is that the counselor has unconditional positive regard for their client. That is, they accept the client unconditionally and are not judgmental. This positive regard is a 'given' and the client is not expected to do anything to 'earn' this. From this standpoint the counselor must not be ...

Purchase this Solution

Free BrainMass Quizzes
Childhood Disorders (Axis 1)

This quiz is designed to test one's knowledge on childhood Principle Disorders found in the DSM-IV (1994). This is a good quiz for those who wish to pursue a career in child assessment or child development. Good luck.

Controversies in Developmental Psychology

This quiz addresses controversies in developmental psychology.

Brain and behaviour

Reviews areas of the brain involved in specific behaviours. This information is important for introductory psychology courses.

Abnormal Psychology

This quiz will explore the faucets of abnormal psychology, from the question of what is abnormal, to the intricacies of DSM diagnosable disorders.

The Psychology of Sleep

This quiz is to check your understanding of the sleep-related part of psychology.