Gerald Corey's Humanism Theory

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Humanism Theories Paper
Throughout the study of Gerald Corey’s textbook, therapist study several influential men who came up with the foundations of psychology, psychotherapy, and client-centered therapy. For a therapist to decide which therapeutic techniques and values they wish to implement within their practice, one must first study the men who came up with the theories behind the techniques. The two men I will compare and contrast their key concepts, therapeutic process, strengths and challenges of the theory, and challenges in cross-cultural counseling will be Carl Rogers and Viktor Frankl.
Key Concepts
Even though Carl Rogers is associated with Humanistic psychology and Viktor Frankl is associated with Existential psychology, they share certain concepts that utilize a range of
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The humanistic foundation of person-centered therapy emphasizes dimensions in such as self-awareness, freedom, autonomy, self-acceptance, inner-directedness, and self-actualization. In collective cultures, clients are likely to be highly influenced by societal expectations and not simply motivated by their own personal preferences. (Corey, 2013, p. 195).
In conclusion, I am more knowledgeable in the theories of existentialism and humanism through the eyes of Rogers and Frankl. All this information is a must to make wise decision for the path one will take to become a therapist. Now that I have compared and contrasted Rogers and Frankl’s key concepts, therapeutic process, strengths and challenges of the theory, and challenges in cross-cultural counseling, I can make an educated decision on which theories and techniques to apply to my own practice one

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