Client-Centered Therapy

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One of the oldest traditions in the humanistic therapy movement, Carl Rogers developed Client-Centered Therapy in the 1940s, and continued to research, practice and teach this method until his death in 1987. (Rogers was a giant of psychotherapy research.) The approach was wildly popular in the 60s and 70s, and Rogers himself is considered to be one of the most influential therapists in history.

Since the 1980s Client-Centered Therapy’s influence has faded, but in some ways we can see this as the approach becoming a victim of its own success. Most therapists would endorse Rogers’ three “core conditions” of therapist authenticity, positive regard for the client, and accurate empathy. Yet many are under the mistaken impression that this form of therapy has been superseded or even “proven wrong.” Other therapists imagine that client-centered therapy is “easy,” or that they themselves are so empathic as to have already mastered client-centered interventions without needing to study them.

None of this is true.

Client-Centered therapy is as powerful as it ever was for anybody willing to learn its discipline. Far from being proved wrong, research continues to support the effects of Rogers’ principles on therapy outcomes. And, while many therapists prefer much more directive forms of intervening, contemporary research has affirmed the efficacy Client-Centered Therapy itself.

There is much more to this theory than “being a nice person,” or “repeating what the client says,” as was the old caricature of the Client-Centered Therapist. There is, in fact, an intricate Client -Centered theory of how people come to suffer, and how they can be helped. Come learn it.

And, perhaps most importantly, come learn what empathy really is: learn its elegance, subtlety, versatility, and power. It will change your practice.

What: A course on Client-Centered Therapy – and empathy.

Who: Clinicians who want to learn Rogerian theory, and enhance their empathic responsiveness.

When: This course will be offered Tuesday mornings from 9:00am to 12:15pm. Here are the dates:

  • October 25th
  • November 1st, 8th, 15th & 29th (no class Thanksgiving week)
  • December 6th, 13th & 20th

It will be offered again in a Zoom format in winter, 2023. Tuesday mornings, 9:00am to 12:15pm Eastern Time. Here are the dates:

  • January 10th, 17th, 24th & 31st
  • February 7th, 14th & 28th (no class February 21st)
  • March 7th

Instructor: Tom Kubasik, LCPC, NCC

Registration:

  • Students and conditionally licensees: $495
  • Fully Licensed Clinicians: $695

A deposit of $95 dollars is required to hold your space.

A certificate of 24 Contact Hours will be awarded for the completion of this program.

Topics Include:

  • Client-Centered Theory
  • Rogerian Empathy
  • Centering on Poignancy
  • Advanced Empathic Reflections
  • Unconditional Positive Regard
  • Therapist Authenticity

Learning Objectives:

This course will help participants:

  • Differentiate Rogerian theory and practice from other forms of therapy.
  • Identify most productive client material.
  • Accurately and succinctly reflect client experiencing.
  • Develop their therapeutic presence.

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