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Client-Centered Therapy - Psychology Definition of the Week

By September 16, 2011

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Client-centered therapy is the approach to psychotherapy developed by the humanist psychologist Carl Rogers. This technique relies on the therapist exhibiting three key characteristics: genuineness, unconditional positive regard and empathetic understanding. According to Rogers, by creating a safe environment using these three factors, therapy clients feel free to express themselves without fear of judgement or rejection. Learn more in this overview of client-centered therapy.

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