Premises and Application of Person-centered Therapy

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Premises and Application of Person-centered Therapy
With various forms of psychotherapy available to patients, it can be intriguing to compare the differences and commonalities amongst the different disciplines. Success rates vary, both depending on the therapist efficacy, and the patient’s initial complaints and their own commitment to their success. For the purposes of this research paper, person-centered therapy, as developed by Carl Rogers, will be examined in scope and feasibility of use for the practicing therapist and patient.
Originally called “non-directive therapy," then “client-centered," person-centered therapy is both humanistic and phenomenological in that the therapist and patient examine the patient’s own innate nature, and...
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.....ion to, other forms of therapy that cause the patient’s initial, most serious, symptoms to be treated. It seems that even those not struck with mental illness may benefit from the results of this therapy, as the idealized fulfilled person may be a proponent for a society wherein disguised controls are not necessary, since its members are self-reliant, reliable, existential, productive and creative.
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