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What are the arguments for and against the person centered counseling theory developed by Carl Rogers?

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Person-centered therapy is a form of psychotherapy created by Carl Rogers. Rogers believed that his form of therapy would be more beneficial for the patient, lead to self-actualization, and create a warmer, friendlier model of treatment.

Person-centered therapy (also called Rogerian therapy) hinges on the idea that each person is the best expert on themselves. In other words, no one knows the patient better than the patient themselves. Person-centered therapy puts the responsibility of diagnosis and change on the patient. The patient decides what is wrong and what should be done to fix it. The patient is then responsible for making the appropriate changes to resolve their situation.

One strength of person-centered therapy, and perhaps the greatest change it has affected, is the establishment of a more positive patient-therapist relationship. Prior to Roger's work, many...

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