UMass Amherst PSYCH 383 - Study Guide for Exam 2 (6 pages)

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University of Massachusetts Amherst
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Psych 383 - Theory and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy
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Psych 383 Study Guide for Exam 1 Person Centered Therapy Understand the main tenets of Rogerian Person Centered Therapy personality theory conceptualization of health pathology theory of psychotherapy key therapeutic contents processes Personality theory individuals have creative powers to shape their own phenomenological world Conceptualization of health pathology health self concept congruence between perceived experiences self and ideal valued self Psychopathology failure to be in process discrepancy between experienced ideal self powerful need for self regard over actualization need to feel loved by others more than see self live according to conditions of worth conditional love if I act a certain way then I will be loved e g I should do this rigid shoulds I am a failure for not sticking to rigid shoulds when not get love wanted from actions established by others doesn t have to be said perceived through their actions e g parents only give attention for good grades keep getting perfect grades trying to be perfect to try to get attention Theory of psychotherapy assumption that patients can be trusted to make their own therapeutic decisions individual has capacity to understand what is causing pain the tendency to reorganize himself in direction of selfactualization to promote greater internal comfort therapist does little but little done to create growth climate Know the primary elements of the person centered therapeutic relationship Therapist neither an instrument of love nor an educator therapist conditions are hypothesized to help the patient to examine problems in a manner that shifts responsibility from others to self experience emotions in the moment accept uniqueness of self accept aspects of self formerly denied to awareness raise level of self regard without having to cater to external conditions of worth Know the main research findings for person centered therapies Rogers a parent of psychotherapy research especially process research therapist



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