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Humanistic Therapy: Basic Principles of Humanistic Therapy


It is also known as person-centered therapy, client-centered therapy, Rogerian psychotherapy or non-directive therapy. It is a form of psychotherapy developed by psychologist Carl Rogers in the 1940՚s and 1950՚s. It is one of the most widely used models in mental health and psychotherapy.

Basic Principles of Humanistic Therapy

  • Objective is development of the individual with an emphasis on subjective meaning
  • Man is essentially good
  • Rejection of determinism
  • Concern for positive growth rather than pathology
  • Symptoms of bad behavior are due to defective learning
  • Incorrect direction spoils a person
  • Lead client towards self-actualization
  • Holistic view of person
  • Major emphasis of this theor…

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Humanistic Therapy: Conditions Required


Conditions Required

In this technique, therapists create a comfortable, non-judgmental environment by demonstrating congruence, empathy, and unconditional positive regard toward their patients while using a non-directive approach. This aids patients in finding their own soluti…

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