Person Centered Therapy Case Study

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Person Centered Therapy and the Case of Fritz Patient Centered Therapy (PCT) assumes that the patient is the expert on themselves. That human beings are naturally positive, trustworthy, capable of growth and they are drawn to towards realizing their full potential. In the right setting, we will become our most creative selves. PCT defies tenants of other therapeutic models, such as psychoanalysis, because it does not put the therapist at the helm. It is the client who chooses direction and the therapist shares the journey as more of a facilitator than a navigator. Understanding that the client is the agent of both change and healing, the client and the therapist work together to evaluate the progress being made. In order to make this sort of…show more content…
He lives in single room at the domiciliary provided for the male workshop clients. He is both respectful and groomed appropriately. He is talkative and has expressed an interest in a wide array of subjects including current affairs, and economics. He displayed an aphasic sort of speech impediment which made expression difficult initially but as the interview continued, his conversation improved. Fritz is clear about his current and future desires. He is interested in increasing both his education and earning potential. Although he was in a vocational program in high school, he did not…show more content…
Fritz has been prescribed low doses of Valium and the anti-psychotic drug, Mellaril. Fritz reports that he recalls the “goofy ways” that he behaved while he was hospitalized. Fritz reports that he is aware of how others behave and says he is trying to act the way that “average” or “normal people” do. Fritz has demonstrated good work habits at the workshop. He arrives on time, works consistently, follows instructions, accepts constructive criticism well, and leaves on time. Even when the Fritz has found the work to be uninteresting, he completes his assigned tasks without out difficulty. By all reports, he enjoys positive relationships with both staff and his co-workers. His prior work history includes being employed as a janitor and as an assembly line worker in an industrial environment. At the domiciliary for the male workshop clients, Fritz reported that he was bothered by his co-workers’ quarreling and complaining. The discord, he witnessed, prompted Fritz to ask that he be moved to a single room which he currently occupies. Fritz has said that he feels he needs time to be alone in order to understand things. Fritz has also begun to seek opportunities in the community to socialize and attend events with a local church group for young adults. Fritz says that he feels at ease with the group and has enjoyed
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