Humanistic Therapy

Also known as person-centered therapy developed by Carl Rogers, humanistic therapy describes a therapist’s aim to boost self-fulfillment by helping a person to grow in self-awareness and self-acceptance.

The therapist tends to focus on the present and future more than the past. They explore feelings as they come up, rather than dwelling on childhood origins of feelings. The emphasis is on conscious rather than the unconscious, taking immediate responsiblitiy for one’s feelings and actions, rather than uncovering hidden determinants. The idea is to promote growth instead of curing illness. This creates an atmosphere whereby a person in therapy is viewed as a client versus a patient.

Client-centered therapy focuses on the client’s conscious self-perception rather than on the therapist’s own interpretations. The therapist listens without judging, and resists the temptation to direct the client toward certain insights. This strategy is called nondirective therapy.

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