Psychodynamic Therapy versus Client-Centered Therapy This paper addresses the role of the counselling relationship in psychodynamic therapy relative to the role of the counselling relationship in Carl Rogers’ client-centered therapy. The essay will illuminate the different roles the basic client/counsellor relationship plays in these therapies and will indicate which modern therapy this writer finds preferable and why it is preferable. The paper will highlight the major components of the psychodynamic therapy tradition and then review the Rogerian, client-centered therapeutic approach to see if such components (or equivalent components) are found in the latter; the paper will also, in the interests of time and space, concurrently consider...The end:
.....etrieved September 8, 2004, from http://www.focusing.org/wiltschko.htm World Association for Person-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapy and Counseling. (2004). Web site of the World Association for Person-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapy and Counseling. Retrieved September 15, 2003 from pce-world.org This publication is protected by US and international copyright laws and its content may not be copied without the copyright holders express written permission except for the print or download capabilities of the retrieval software used for access. This content is intended solely for the use of the individual user.Source: Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training. Vol.42 (1) US : Educational Publishing Foundation pp. 37-51.