How the Three Schools of Therapy View Loss and Grief.

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HUMANISTIC THERAPY Humanistic therapy also known as Person Centred Therapy, is intended to help individuals and groups with the belief that each individual is capable of helping themselves, using a set of values and attitudes used within the therapy called The Core Conditions; there are three core conditions that consist of Unconditional Positive Regard (U.P.R.), Empathy and Genuineness/congruence, this could help a person who is suffering from loss and grief as the person, with the support of a counsellor using tools such active listening and responding skills such as paraphrasing, reflecting and summarising, which will help the client work out and grieve through whatever path that they feel is right for themselves. Person Centred Therapy focuses on the here and now is non-directive and believes that all individuals are resourceful, trust worthy and capable of self-growth and self-understanding, this will help the person come to terms with their loss through their own rationalisation of the events that has led them to grieve. Carl Rogers believed that a client is a self healer providing the counsellor gives the client the necessary tools. This I feel could help a person suffering from loss and grief as they are allowed to grief for the loss they have suffered in their own personal way with just the right amount of support from the counsellor. Therefore the person grieving will be able to accept and act on their own personal and internal evaluations of the event that has taken place. Carl Rogers said that a person will go wherever they want to go, that each person is unique. Modern theorists suggest the process needs to be geared towards the individual, and not the stages of the process its self, that it is the clients own coping strategies that work best. COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or (C.B.T.) is based on the

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