Flashcards in CARL ROGER’S – PERSON CENTRED COUNSELLING Deck (10)
• PCC is underpinned by
• humanistic thought
• Humanism asserts that people are
• capable and have the capacity to work through difficulties and can draw on their own resources to solve their problems. Humanism places humans as central and as valuable.
• PCC is also referred to as the
•humanistic or phenomenological approach
• PC Clinicians work with the client to build
• relationships that promote the client’s self-esteem and encourage the client to draw on their own strengths and inner capacity to change.
• Central to the approach is the belief
• f in the dignity and worth of the individual, including the individual’s capacity to grow.
• Rogers believed that those individuals who manifested behaviours that were inconsistent with the ideals of human potential
• probably did not receive the acceptance and affirmation that people need to experience self-actualisation.
Rogers believed in the concept of the fully functioning person as
openness to experience,
having a sense of meaning
purpose and trust in one’s self and others.
Goals are an important part of the therapeutic process – goals include
• Bringing about in the client a greater degree of independence and integration.
• A focus on the person, not on the presenting problem.
• Facilitating the client’s growth and self-actualisation (Corey, 1996).
• Therapeutic alliance is critical – essential to an understanding of the client’s reality.
Conditions for Therapy Include:
• Acceptance – unconditional positive regard.
• Accurate empathic understanding – ‘being’ with another.
• Non-directiveness and intuitiveness.