Rogers Core Conditions

Using your learning journal as an aid Describe Rogers Core Conditions: Evaluate Rogers' use of the core conditions as demonstrated in the 'Gloria' video.

This essay is based on Carl Rogers’s non directive the client centred theory of counselling which is based on his three core conditions. I am going to discuss, explain and compare Rogers’s theory with video shown in class about woman called Gloria who is newly divorced and facing problems related to her sex life and her relationship to her daughter. In order to evaluate Rogers’s session with Gloria, it is essential to understand Rogers three core conditions, which will help us explore and expand on the idea of person centred therapy. I intend to draw on all three core conditions Congruence, empathy and Unconditional positive regard and how effectively Rogers used them during his counselling session with Gloria.

Rogers is a leader in the field of the client centred or person centred therapy and counselling (Class notes, Carl Rogers 1902 -1987), where the client is not given any suggestion or guidance. According to Rogers individuals are sensible and wise enough to make their own choices. This approach is related to the Rogers’s three core conditions. The purpose and idea behind Rogers’s core conditions is not to treat the client as an object and oppose the “robotic concept of humans” (Class notes, Carl Rogers 1902 -1987). According to Rogers the client should be treated as an individual and be free to lead his or her own therapy to develop understanding of the problem which Rogers called “therapeutic movement” (Thorne, 2003: 10) which can bring “constructive change” (Class notes, The Core Conditions) in the client. His theory supports that all people have both good and bad personality traits, behaviours, and concepts which can be altered since every human being goes through “natural growth process and healing from within” Reilly and   Jacobus (2008) by providing empathetic manners, effective use of language...