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Humanistic/Person-centered Theories

Offer a brief review that compares and contrasts Person-Centered Therapy and Gestalt Therapy. In your review, be sure to address the following points:
Key concepts/unique attributes Historical/contextual development of the theory (if relevant)
Role of the therapist
Research support for the theory

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A brief review that compares and contrasts Person-Centered Therapy and Gestalt Therapy. In your review, be sure to address the following points:

(A).The person-centered approach was popularized by Carl Rogers (1979). Rogers' emphasis was on the centrality of the therapeutic alliance (i.e. the relationship between the client and the therapist), and he was one of the first psychologists to emphasize the self in therapeutic intervention. (Truscott, 2010). According to Rogers, people are not controlled by unconscious and environmental forces, but are motivated by purpose and meaning in life. From the perspective of the person-centered approach, the person is viewed as engaging in a life-long search, toward an inner goal, which is the understanding of the self. Rogers valued subjected experience as the key to effective counseling. According to Truscott, Rogers was phenomenological in his approach to understanding the client, and held a disdain for empirical approaches and scientific methodologies to counseling.

Key concepts/unique attributes include the following:
(a) Basic trust in the client's ability to move towards fostering growth.
(b) People are considered trustworthy, resourceful, and capable of self-direction.
(c) Therapists' attributes involve creating a growth-promoting climate in which individuals can progress and become.

What they are capable of becoming such as: (1) showing genuine concern, (2) holding unconditional positive regard (i.e,d acceptance and caring), (3) expressing empathy ...

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This solution compares Gestalt and person-centered theories

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