client-centred therapy

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Related to Rogerian therapy: Carl Rogers, gestalt therapy, Client centered therapy

client-centred therapy

n
(Psychiatry) psychol a form of psychotherapy in which the therapist makes no attempt to interpret what the patient says but encourages him or her to develop his or her own attitudes and insights, often by questioning
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Among the aspects that contribute to the benefits of the human-companion animal relationship are the nonjudgmental characteristics of the animal's regard for its owner, the childlike qualities of the animal (ie, neoteny), and the touching that is involved in the relationship (ie, it is akin to Rogerian therapy with the benefit of touch).
In Truax's detailed analyses of Rogers's therapy tapes, he indicated significant reinforcement effects (directive counseling) in the client-centered therapy, thereby bringing into question the complete nondirective nature of Rogerian therapy. This type of clinical behavior, such as reinforcing and encouraging positive statements, represents a style of clinical communication that is very similar to MI's more directive, albeit client-centered, counseling.
Rogerian therapy is fundamentally non-directive, so the therapist does not generally make suggestions or problem solve with the client.