Person-Centered Theory Case Study

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Person-Centered Theory Human nature (assumption) Person-Centered Theory (PCT) is a theory that develops by an American Psychologist in 1930s which is Carl Rogers. Person-Centered Theory is an approach to counselling and psychotherapy that places much of the responsibility for the treatment process on the client, with the therapist taking a nondirective role. According to Carl Rogers, he stated that a person needs an environment that provides them with genuineness, acceptance and empathy (Saul McLeod 2014). Next, Rogers believed that every person can achieve their goals, wishes and desires in life when self-actualization took place (Saul McLeod 2014). Besides, Rogers maintained that people behave as they do because of the way they perceive their situation (Saul McLeod 2014).…show more content…
According to Rogers, people need to feel, experience and behave in ways which are consistent with their self-image and which reflect what they would like to be like, their ideal-self (Saul McLeod 2014). The closer their self-image and ideal-self are to each other, the more consistent or congruent they are. For Carl Rogers, a person who has high self-worth has positive feelings and confidence about him or herself (Saul McLeod 2014). They confront challenges in life, accept failure and unhappiness at times, and is open with people. Rogers believed feelings of self-worth developed when interaction with others. Rogers believed that they need to be regarded positively by others (Saul McLeod 2014). They need to feel valued, respected, treated with affection and loved. According to Rogers, Person-centered theory are operates according to three basic principles that reflect the attitude of the therapist to the client which is congruent with the client, provide the client with unconditional positive regard and shows empathetic understanding to the client (Saul McLeod
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