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Video response to Carl Rogers |
PYC 3200 personality and psychotherapy |
When watching this video with Carl Rogers and his client always inspire me. His unique non-confusing theory works so well. I feel that you cannot be this type of therapist unless you are genuine with self and client, which he displays so much in this video. Rogers stated that the three essential characteristics are empathy, unconditional positive regard and congruence with Gloria.
The characteristic of empathy refers to the helper's ability to relate to the client with some level of understanding of what the client is going through . It is the ability of the helper to ‘walk in the client's shoes'. In this session with Gloria, a thirty year old divorcee who has issues surrounding her newly single life and the impact her relationships with other men will have on her daughter Patty. When Gloria expresses that she cannot accept some areas of her personal life and so cannot share them with her daughter, Rogers portrays his empathy by saying “And if you can't accept them in yourself, how could you possibly be comfortable in telling them to her?” . Through these examples you can see Rogers ability to express to Gloria his understanding of what she is going through at that time.
The Unconditional positive regard refers to a counselor’s ability to accept a person irrespective of what they have done in the past, as well as the differences between their values, beliefs and culture compared to their own . An example of this characteristic can be seen in the session when Gloria expresses what she is thinking and says “...‘Gee, I'd like you for my father' and Rogers “You look to me like a pretty nice daughter.” .Rogers also mentions to Gloria during the interview that he feels close to her in the present moment, which suggests that he does not hold a judgment about her sleeping with men although she is not married, which in 1964...