Counselling Approaches – The Person-Centred Approach with a new Client


Demonstration of the core conditions of person-centred therapy, warmth, empathy and genuineness.

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Producer: University of Leicester Multimedia Services
Year Produced: 1987
Running time: 52 minutes
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This film uses a role play of a first interview with a client to demonstrate the core conditions of person-centred therapy. These are embodied in acceptance of the client (warmth), deep understanding of the client’s predicament (empathy) and refusal of the counsellor to be anything other than himself (genuineness). The role play should appeal to newcomers to counselling as well as more experienced students.
Directed by Colin Lago. 1987.
In 4 ‘chapters’:
1. Introduction with Colin Lago
2. Introduction to the approach by Brian Thorne
3. The interview
4. The summing up

This film is of historical interest but the issues raised are still current.

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