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Carl Rogers' Person-Centered Therapy is also known as ______ and ______, and is based on the belief that all people have an innate "____________."

  • Client-centered
  • Rogerian therapy
  • "Self-actualizing tendency"


The "organized, consistent conceptual gestalt composed of perceptions of the characteristics of the 'I' or 'me' and the perceptions of the relationships of the 'I' or 'me' to others and to various aspects of life, together with the values attached to these perceptions," describes Rogers' central concept of _________ theory, the notion of the _______.

  • Personality
  • Self


Rogers' view of maladaptive behavior: The self becomes disorganized as a result of ____________, which can occur when the individual experiences ___________.

  • Incongruence between the self and experience
  • Conditions of worth


According to Rogers, anxiety signals that:

The unified self is being threatened.


A person may attempt to alleviate anxiety through the _____________ of __________ or _________.

  • Defense mechanisms
  • Perceptual distortion
  • Denial


_______________ are counterproductive to self-actualization.

Defense mechanisms.


The primary goal of Person-Centered Therapy is to help the client achieve ___________ between ______ and _____________, so she can become a more fully-functioning, self-actualized person.

  • Congruence
  • Self
  • Experience


Rogers' three facilitative conditions for creating the "right" therapeutic environment are:

  • Unconditional Positive Regard
  • Genuineness (Congruence)
  • Accurate (Empathetic) Understanding
  • Bonus Point: It is also predominantly non-directive.

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