Person-Centered Therapy
(A reaction against the directive and psychoanalytic approaches)

Person-Centered Therapy

A Growth-Promoting Climate

Six Conditions
(necessary and sufficient for personality changes to occur)

1. Two persons are in psychological contact

2. The first, the client, is experiencing incongruency

3. The second person, the therapist, is congruent or integrated in the relationship

4. The therapist experiences unconditional positive regard or real caring for the client

5. The therapist experiences empathy for the clientís internal frame of reference and endeavors to communicate this to the client

6. The communication to the client is, to a minimal degree, achieved

The Therapist