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Roger's Concept Of Unconditional Positive Regard In Client-Centered Therapy

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Today in class we discussed Carl Roger’s concept of unconditional positive regard in client-centered therapy. This concept is the basic acceptance and encouragement of a person, regardless of what the person’s current behavior is. When I first became interested in the counseling field my biggest fear was counseling people whose behavior I don’t agree with. One fear I had was counseling a criminal. I often would think how could I council someone who I don’t respect on a personal level. However, this class is helping me realize the counselor’s role is to value individuals who are doing their best to move forward in their lives. As a counselor, I will have to respect my clients, regardless of the behaviors they chose to participate in. Carl Rogers
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