All individuals (organisms) exist in a continually changing world of experience (phenomenal field) of which they are the centre.
How we experience what happens will change from moment to moment, we are the reason for how we experience what happens. E.g One day we might get angry if drop something, and another we may find this funny.
Recently I have struggled once again to see for myself if Roger's six core conditions are enough. Through finding this gem I have come to understand more of Rogers' thoughts on it.
I believe many clients drop out of therapy before it has helped or just as it is beginning to help. I believe that this quote from Rogers stating that the core conditions continue over period of time captures part f what is happening. As therapist we see our clients 'process' if we are experienced and the client is committed to therapy we can sense when a client is going end their journey with us.
I now see that sometimes clients don't stay long enough for the core conditions to have enough of an effect for them. This is why I believe that the core conditions are always necessary but not always sufficient, especially near the beginning stages of therapy.
'No other conditions are necessary. If these six conditions exist, and continue over a period of time, this is sufficient.The process of constructive personality change will follow'
The organism has one basic tendency and striving - to actualize, maintain, and enhance the experiencing organism.
_ The great question! There is no particular set of techniques that a person centred practitioner should employ. Carl Rogers theorised that if 6 core conditions were present in a therapy session then 'therapeutic change' would occur. He had researched that these conditions were present and high in sessions that people felt therapeutic change occurred. Thus the conditions are necessary & sufficient.
There is sometimes a misconception that there are 3 core conditions (empathy, unconditional positive regard & congruence). I think this has occurred through these being more the therapist qualities..
Anyway, here are the SIX Core Conditions :
Chris Rudyard MNCS Accredited
Professional, experienced counsellor & psychotherapist in Liverpool