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Rogers identifies three core conditions. Describe and analyse each condition and explain its contribution in creating and developing an effective relationship.

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  • Submitted: 02/04/2004
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Rogers identifies three core conditions. Describe and analyse each condition and explain its contribution in creating and developing an effective relationship.

This essay will look at the three core conditions identified by Carl Rogers. They are Empathy, congruence, and unconditional positive regard. He first identified these in the 50s. They went on to become the main focus on which a good therapeutic relationship between counsellor and client could be built. The name of the therapy that uses them is known as person centred or client centred. This will also be looked at in the essay along with the application of them to a work setting, which in this case will be a residential children's home.

Carl Rogers believes that a truthful and therapeutic relationship between a counsellor and their client will depend on the three core conditions that he believes are within the counsellor as a person and that all individuals possess these but not everyone is able to use them adequately. They are congruence, unconditional positive regard, and empathy. He believes that not only should the counsellor be able to demonstrate the above in their relationship with the client but that The counsellor also needs to

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