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1Humanistic therapy – A case study Carolyn R. Fallahi, Ph. D.Introduction to Clinical Psychology
2History of Person-centered therapy Carl RogersHistory: Nondirective therapyThen client-centeredThen person-centered (to include encounter groups and psychoeducation).Assumptions:All human beings possess a self-directed growth processMechanism by which that process is activated…..
3Vocabulary Self-actualization The Self or self-structure/self-concept Conceptual mapI or mePerceptions of I or me in relation to othersReal or actual selfIdeal selfCongruenceincongruence
4Therapy Unconditional positive regard Conditions of worth Locus of evaluationGenuineness and empathyEmpathy and empathic listeningAbnormalityAssessment and DiagnosisQ-sortWhat about external evaluations?
5Therapy Negotiation of the therapeutic relationship Necessary and sufficient conditionsTherapist focusWhat does the client have to do?Therapeutic techniquesThe process of therapyResearch in Client-centered therapyCriticisms
10The role of the therapist Provides assistance based on certain beliefs – the person is valuable, worthwhile, and fully equipped to understand her life.Techniques used.The challenge for the therapist.
11Traumagenic ModelThe use of CCT is especially compatible with Finkelhor & Browne’s traumagenic model.What is the traumagenic model?What symptoms are common in children & adolescents?
12Case StudyThe case of Shelly – a 15-year-old high school sophomore at a large public high school.Development history was unremarkable.No previous history of mental health problems.
13Case Study Honor student. Small, close group of friends from elementary school.No hobbies & was not on any sports teams.Shelly told her mother that 6 months after the death of her father, she needed help.In the pretreatment evaluation, Shelly seemed to vacillate between attempting to control her feelings & being overwhelmed by them.She appeared to function well when provided structure, as in school.
14Case Study Both Shelly & mom felt that they were arguing more. Adjustment disorder – diagnosis.Shelly also reported a number of symptoms of PTSD, including 4/5 arousal symptoms, 4/5 reexperiencing symptoms, & depression & anxiety.Based on Shelly’s symptoms & reported difficulties in various areas of her life, she was seen as having CTG.Positive long-term outcome was seen because she did not have any pre-event mental health problems & her mother was asymptomatic for PTSD. Both mother & child had strong support networks.