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One of the most influential psychotherapeutic themes has been that developed by Carl Rogers under the broad title of Client-Centered psychotherapy. Rogers advocated a non-directive mode of psychotherapy in which the client is maximally free to express himself and is subject to a minimum of organisation or expert ‘treatment’ by the therapist.
- The basis of therapeutic relationships is seen in Carl Rogers’ theory of personality with its stress of self-actualization, development of the self, phenomenological field, validation, and conditions of worth is the basis for the techniques that are taught, practiced and modeled in this course.
- These techniques are empathic understanding, unconditional positive regard, and congruence.
- These techniques are central to any effective relationship from any theoretical perspective.
- Apply Rogerian psychotherapy in practice, as well as in other settings
Who is this course for?
This course is designed for any applicant who is interested in the area of psychoanalytic therapy, individuals from diverse industries who wishes to learn more about psychology and mental health, existing professionals who wishes to have a structured review of this specific skills or aspiring private practitioners or any practitioners in the area of psychology, psychotherapy, counselling or coaching.
Requirements for enrollment
1. Diploma or equivalent (including English); or
2. NITEC or Higher NITEC (including English); or
3. Mature candidates (≥ 30 years old with min. 8 years work experience) or
4. Other private or foreign qualifications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis
Topic 1: Introduction to Rogerian Psychotherapy
In this topic, students will explore the genesis of Rogerian psychotherapy, what Rogerian psychotherapy is, and Carl Roger’s perspective to therapy.
The Genesis of Rogerian Psychotherapy. Rogerian Psychotherapy. Carl Rogers. Introduction to Mental Health. Psychological Disorders.
Topic 2: The Model of Therapy
In this topic, learners will go in-depth about the modalities of Rogerian therapy, the techniques used, the approaches utilized and the common themes found in therapy.
Rogerian Therapeutic Modalities. Methods of Applications. Common Themes. Approaches.
Topic 3: The Organismic Self
In this topic, students will attempt to understand and explore what ‘organismic self’ means in Rogerian psychotherapy, and how this can be applied to therapy.
Organismic self. Organismic valuing process. Locus of control, self-esteem and self-efficacy. Organismic self-regulation. Gestalt therapy, Empty Chair Technique.
Topic 4: Exploring Self-Concept
In this topic, learners will attempt to understand and explore what ‘self-concept’ means in Rogerian psychotherapy, and how this can be applied to therapy.
Self-Concept. Functions of the Self. Cognitive Dissonance. Rogers’ Three Parts of Self-Concept. The Model.
Topic 5: Self-Actualizing Tendencies
In this topic, students will focus on understanding and exploring what ‘self-actualizing’ means in Rogerian psychotherapy, and how this can be applied to therapy.
Self-Actualization. Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. Csikszentmihalyi’s Flow Model. Goals. Creativity
Topic 6: Congruence
In this topic, learners will attempt to understand and explore what “Congruence” means in Rogerian psychotherapy, and how this can be applied to therapy.
Topic 7: Unconditional Positive Regard
In this topic, learners will attempt to understand and explore what “Unconditional Positive Regard” means in Rogerian psychotherapy, and how this can be applied to therapy.
Unconditional Positive Regard. Personal Resources. Imagination. Concentration. Observation. Self-Awareness. Role of the Therapist.
Topic 8: Therapeutic Relationships
In this topic, to understand and explore the importance of therapeutic relationships in Rogerian psychotherapy, and how this can be applied to therapy.
Therapeutic Relationship. Components of a Therapeutic Relationship. The Right Therapist. Communication Skills. Heron’s Six Categories of Intervention. Strengthening the Therapeutic Alliance.
What this course is not
This course is not a substitute for postgraduate qualifications to be a professional counsellor or psychologist. You will need to reach out to your respective governing bodies to achieve that. In Singapore to be a professional counsellor or psychologist will require Masters degree and above, supervised practice of at least 600 (counsellor) hours or 1000 hours (for psychologist), and registration, licensing or chartership. Overseas, the requirements are more stringent and demanding. Please contact your local regulating bodies about this.
Duration of course
Total course duration is 24 hours and can be completed at the learner’s own pace, be it within a day or over several months. For busy adults, pre-recorded lectures are available; as such, the course can be attempted at the learner’s personal schedules.
For questions and guidance about the course content, our LMS system allows for learners to post their questions on the LMS learning wall, and a tutor will answer those queries to clarify the learner pointers.
How is this course delivered?
This course is delivered face-to-face (in person or via virtual environment) and supplemented via our e-learning portal, and through pre-recorded lectures for ease of accessibility.
Professional Membership and Certifications
Graduates from our programme are eligible to apply for the membership and registration status with:
- Complimentary Medical Association UK (CMA UK).
- International Association of Therapists (IAOTH).
For the Member status.
Course Fee: $688 (U.P. $1038)
Registration Fee: $100
Material Fee: Free of charge
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