After you have completed adequate research on the noted personality theorist Rogers and his client centered therapy, and how he envisioned both problems and solutions, write a letter in response to this fictional client:
- Someone has come to you expressing a number of problems: the person’s marriage is a mess, they hate their job, they cannot complete work on time, they feel overwhelmed and cranky much of the time, and even their dog doesn’t like them much of the time.
While working from the Humanistic (client centered) perspective, you will need to inform your fictional “client” what you believe the client can do about the problems the client is having. Using Rogerian theory and terms, how might you tell the client to set things to right again?
Your letter should display clear evidence (such as textbook terms in bold font) that you understand what the theorist considers a healthy, well-adjusted personality, and how to help someone build one. No direct quotes of the textbook or other source is permitted. Citation can be informal – just list your college level research sources after your signature.