Theories of Counseling: Person Centered Therapy

Theories of Counseling: Person Centered Therapy


Do not let your responses to each of these questions be guided or limited by the space between each item below. The space for your answer will automatically expand to accept more narrative. I am looking for no fewer than 2,500 words (including those already on the page) for this Theory Analysis paper including evidence that you know and understand the theory. One word or even one or two sentence answers will not be adequate to answer these questions.
1. Who is/are the founder(s) and/or major contributor(s) to this theory?

2. Describe the evolution of person-centered therapy over time.

3. Differentiate the contributions of Carl Rogers and Abraham Maslow to humanistic psychology.

4. Describe the role of the therapists attitudes in person centered therapy.

5. Describe the ways that empathy, unconditional positive regard, and genuineness are fundamental to the process and outcome of person centered therapy.

6. Describe the personal characteristics of the therapists that are essential for the client’s progress in person centered therapy.

7. Describe the view of human nature of the person centered therapists.

8. Describe the therapeutic process in person centered therapy.
a. Therapeutic Goals.

b. Therapist function and role.

c. Client’s experience in therapy.

d. Relationship between the therapist and client.

e. Describe the concepts of congruence and genuineness.

9. Describe process and concept of unconditional positive regard.

10. Describe what is meant by accurate empathic understanding.

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