Centered Therapy And Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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Centered Therapy and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Etiology of Problems Person-Centered Therapists don’t use standardized diagnostic tools to assess client presenting problems – as a way to avoid the kinds of labels that harm client-therapist relationships and as a way to avoid clumping clients together with others of the same condition. A more important initial goal for Person-Centered Therapists is to ensure that the student or client knows and believes that the therapist sees them all as individuals and values them. In this sense, Person-Centered Therapy is more of a mindset or approach than a list of strategies. Carl Rogers outlined six factors necessary for growth in a therapeutic setting, and beginning sessions will focus on…show more content…
Major Interventions A Person-Centered Therapy relationship often begins with a conversation about informed consent, which stresses openness and acceptance and warns that “being in counseling isn’t easy and it’s never an emotionally neutral experience” (Sommers-Flanagan, p. 167). This can set the tone of empowerment of and respect for the client. Once empathy and unconditional positive regard for the student or client are established, a Person-Centered Therapist maintains a person-centered way of being. Though PCT does not employ a list of concrete strategies or techniques, it does require a set of attitudes. In contemporary practice, Motivational Interviewing has become an accepted technique. It involves a more directed approach than traditional PCT, but maintains a respectful, empathic relationship with unconditional positive regard. Through MI, a Person-Centered Therapist will instruct, advise, and persuade the client or student to identify the core feelings and thoughts surrounding their apparent ambivalence toward a problematic issue. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy is an endeavor to support students or clients as they explore their irrational, dysfunctional thoughts and beliefs, and develop more rational beliefs and thoughts as well as skills to cope with their maladaptive thoughts and inner speech. The initial session will include a statement of
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