PSYCH 1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 22: Unconditional Positive Regard, Belief, Psych

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Most important part of therapy is relationship that develops between client and. Unconditional positive regard therapists show clients that they genuinely care about them and accept them, without judgment or evaluation. Empathy willingness and ability to view the world through the client"s eyes. Therapist communicates understanding by reflecting back to client what they are communicating. Therapist cannot fake it, because client will realize this. Genuineness therapist must honestly express his or her feelings, whether positive or negative. Non-directive approach (only person who can cure the client is client themselves) Term gestalt refers to perceptual principles through which people actively organize stimulus elements into meaningful whole patterns. Goals of therapy is to bring background figures into immediate awareness so that client can be whole again. Empty-chair technique involves client carrying on a conversation with his mother, where he alternately plays his mother and himself. Belief system underlies way in which a person appraises the activating event.

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