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Week 2 Discussion 2-

Post by Day 3 a brief description of the humanistic or existential theory you selected. Then, based on this theoretical approach, describe two interventions you could employ with Deidre and explain why. Finally, explain how each of these interventions would help Deidre move toward her goals.
Respond by Day 5 to at least two of your colleagues using one or more of the following approaches:
Share additional insights to help your colleagues apply their theories in a different way.
Provide feedback on how your colleagues’ interventions would help the client move towards her goals.
Provide additional interventions for your colleagues to consider.

Person-Centered Theory:

Person-centered theory revolves around individuals formulating positive growth strategies that lead to self-actualization through unconditional positive regard (Hazler, 2011). Person-centered theory focuses on the internal aspects of the individual based on his/her own uniqueness and phenomenological experiences (Cooper & McLeod, 2011). A phenomenological perspective describes how each individual views his/her own world through his/her own personal perspective. Phenomenology entails two separate individuals having two different perspectives making one individual’s reality different than another’s. The person-centered approach is based on five core principles: individuals are trustworthy, move towards self-actualization, have the ability to grow in a positive direction, perceptions are viewed on an individual basis and an interaction exists with external factors. One principle, interaction with external factors, is said to develop in the early stages of life when children make positive choices and reject those that may be considered detrimental. The two factors that contribute to this are unconditional positive regard as well as a sense of worth. Individuals who recognize unconditional positive regard often view themselves as worthy and confident. Those individuals who...

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