Conceptualization Paper (Watch A Movie And Do Write The Paper )

I’m giving you here most of the things that you will need to get the paper done

You will write a conceptualization paper of a chosen movie character/case, this will be your “client.”


I have chosen the movie (it is kin

Person-Centered Therapy Chapter 7



Person-Centered View of Human Nature


At their core, humans are trustworthy and positive


Humans are capable of making changes and living productive, effective lives


Humans innately gravitate toward self-actualization

Actualizing tendency


Given the right growth-fostering conditions, individuals strive to move forward and fulfill their creative nature






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


The assumption that “the counselor knows best”

The validity of advice, suggestion, persuasion, teaching, diagnosis, and interpretation

The belief that clients cannot understand and resolve their own problems without direct help

The focus on problems over persons



Person-Centered Therapy


Therapy as a journey shared by two fallible people

The person’s innate striving for self-actualization

The personal characteristics of the therapist and the quality of the therapeutic relationship

The counselor’s creation of a permissive, “growth-promoting” climate

People are capable of self-directed growth if involved in a therapeutic relationship



Therapy is a Growth-Promoting Climate



Genuineness or realness in the therapy session

Therapist’s behaviors match his or her words


Unconditional positive regard

Acceptance and genuine caring about the client as a valuable person

Accepting clients as they presently are

Therapist need not approve of all client behavior


Accurate empathic understanding

The ability to deeply grasp the client’s subjective world

Helper attitudes are more important than knowledge

The therapist need not experience the situation to develop an understanding of it from the client’s perspective



Six Conditions **Necessary and sufficient for personality changes to occur

1. Two persons are in psychological contact

2. The first, the client, is experiencing incongruence

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 client’s 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

Focuses on the quality of the therapeutic relationship


Provides a supportive therapeutic environment in which the client is the agent of change and healing


Serves as a model of a human being struggling toward greater realness


Is genuine, integrated, and authentic, without a false front


Can openly express feelings and attitudes that are present in the relationship with the client


Is invested in developing his or her own life experiences to deepen self- knowledge and move toward self-actualization



Application to Group Counseling

Therapist takes on the role of facilitator

Creates therapeutic environment

Techniques are not stressed

Exhibits deep trust of the group members

Provides support for members

Group members set the goals for the group


Group setting fosters an open and accepting community where members can work on self-acceptance


Individuals learn that they do not have to experience the process of change alone and grow from the support of group members




Person-Centered Expressive Arts Therapy

Various creative art forms

promote healing and self-discovery

are inherently healing and promote self-awareness and insight


Creative expression connects us to our feelings which are a source of life energy.

Feelings must be experienced to achieve self-awareness.


Individuals explore new facets of the self and uncover insights that transform them, creating wholeness

Discovery of wholeness leads to understanding of how we relate to the outer world.


The client’s inner world and outer world become unified.




Conditions for Creativity

Acceptance of the individual


A non-judgmental setting




Psychological freedom


Stimulating and challenging experiences


Individuals who have experienced unsafe creative environments feel “held back” and may disengage from creative processes

Safe, creative environments give clients permission to be authentic and to delve deeply into their experiences



Limitations of the Person-Centered Approach

Cultural considerations

Some clients may prefer a more directive, structured treatment

Individuals accustomed to indirect communication may not be comfortable with direct expression of empathy or creativity

Individuals from collectivistic cultures may disagree with the emphasis on internal locus of control


Does not focus on the use of specific techniques, making this treatment difficult to standardize


Beginning therapists may find it difficult to provide both support and challenges to clients


Limits of the therapist as a person may interfere with developing a genuine therapeutic relationship


d of funny story)->(the movie URL: ) the character has depression and some other issue . You will need to see the movie to describe the client problem. He is 16 years old.

We need to choose one therapy to help this client, and it should work with him. in the class we caver some therapy like(Existential therapy, Person-centered therapy) and those all work with him but we need to choose one only.

Then we look through it and put two goals and three strategies. Not list them need to explain each strategies.  Include 3 key concepts of theories relate to the character. Need to focused on his self-care include sort term care goal and long-term goal.The therapeutic strategies will be used to achieve these goals. I have attached  the PowerPoint for the therapy(you will need to use only one therapy (chapter 6 or 7 the third file is just to help you ) ).


   My professor notes regarding to the structure of the paper 

  Requirements: 8 page max, double-spaced, Times New Roman 12 pt. font, APA style.

Identifying Information:

Identifying information of the client (about 4-5 sentences long): age, gender, race, marital status, living situation, and education.

Conceptualization of the Problem:

Therapist’s conceptualization of the problem: You must include two goals and three strategies for therapy with this client. For example: Your understanding of the problem utilizing your choice of one of the theoretical models studied in class. Your explanation of the presenting problem should include some central themes and dynamics of the client’s personality. You must describe the client’s problem as explained by the chosen theory.

Include at least 3 key concepts (total) of the theories that specifically relate to the character. “Therapy with this client will focus on increasing his self-care. Better self-care would include….A short-term self-care goal would be… and a longer-term goal would be…. The following therapeutic strategies will be used in order to achieve these goals: 1) The client will explore and assess his current self-care regimen. 2) The client will explore ways to increase his self-care behaviors in his daily life.” ***Make sure to explain how you would conduct each strategy, do not just list each one.


What would it be like to work with this client? Challenges/Rewards?


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