Person Centered Therapy Case Study
Professional therapists encounter clients with diverse needs. For a counselor to administer the right treatment to a client, he or she needs to first understand the applications of different therapy theories so as to make the right choice as per the patient’s problem. In this scenario, person-centered therapy will be applied in resolving Ann’s depression and anxiety issues.
What concepts of the theory make it the most appropriate for the client in the case study?
- Why did you choose this theory over the others?
- What will be the goals of counseling and what intervention strategies are used to accomplish those goals?
- Is the theory designed for short- or long-term counseling?
- What will be the counselor’s role with this client?
- What is the client’s role in counseling?
- For what population(s) is this theory most appropriate? How does this theory address the social and cultural needs of the client?
- What additional information might be helpful to know about this case?
- What may be a risk in using this approach?
The application of Carl Rogers’s client-centered theory in therapy poses various risks. First, the counselor is prohibited from being judgmental, meaning that the input of a counselor is limited during the client’s recovery process. (Kahn, 1999). A counselor is also denied the right to offer advice and guidance on a client, and this prolongs the….Show More Content….
In conclusion, Carl Rodgers’s person-centered therapy gives the client more power than the counselor during the treatment period. In this approach, a counselor acts in a more genuine, simpler, warmer, and emphatic manner by providing a client with a supportive environment for self-recovery.