Psychotherapy Interventions Unique to Person-Centered Therapy

Person-centered therapy uses several interventions to facilitate client change beyond its foundational interventions of unconditional positive regard, reflective listening skills, and a focus on empathy. The role of a person-centered therapist is one of a “partner” or “equal” who sets the conditions whereby clients can reach within themselves and change their lives, bringing their “real” and “ideal” selves closer together. However, beyond setting these conditions, there are interventions that person-centered psychologists use to facilitate client change. In this Discussion, you research and evaluate these interventions with respect to their effectiveness at facilitating positive client change.


To prepare for this Discussion:

• Review the journal article, “The Phoenix of Empirically Supported Therapy Relationships: The Overlooked Person-Centered Basis.” Focus on Rogers’ “necessary and sufficient” therapeutic conditions.

• Review the journal article, “Showing Clients the Doors: Active Problem-Solving in Person-Centered Psychotherapy.” Pay particular attention to applying a problem-solving approach within a person-centered framework.

• Review the basic tenets of person-centered therapy.

• Conduct a brief (2–3 articles) literature search for person-centered psychotherapy interventions that facilitate positive client change.

• Select one intervention and evaluate its empirical support. Think about how person-centered theory draws from or contributes to evidence-based practice.

Create a PowerPoint presentation of 16-18 slides for the Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory-IV (MCMI-IV).

Address and include the following in your PowerPoint:

  1. A title, introduction, and conclusion slide
  2. What is the MCMI-IV and what does it measure?
  3. What are the legal and ethical requirements for a professional to administer, interpret, and/or report the results of an MCMI-IV?
  4. How would information gathered from the MCMI-IV assist in the intake and treatment planning process?
  5. Describe potential treatment strategies that would likely be incorporated into a treatment plan based on results from an MCMI-IV.
  6. Include speaker notes below each content-related slide that represent what would be said if giving the presentation in person. Expand upon the information included in the slide and do not simply restate it. Please ensure the speaker notes include a minimum of 50 words.
  7. A reference slide with a minimum of four scholarly references in addition to the textbook.

While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style

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