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Also called person-centered therapy, this is a form of humanistic psychotherapy originating with Carl Rogers (1965) during the 1940s and 1950s. The therapist seeks to establish three conditions: (1) empathy, (2) unconditional positive regard, and (3) therapist congruence, which will allow the client's innate “actualizing tendency” to emerge and correct maladaptive behaviors. For more information, see Rogers (1965).

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