The theory of the process in person-centered therapy

  • Олександр Суренович Кочарян завідувач кафедри психологічного консультування і психотерапії Харківського національного університету імені В.Н. Каразіна
  • Наталія Вікторівна Барінова доцент кафедри прикладної психології Харківського національного університету імені В.Н. Каразіна
Keywords: psychotherapy, process, organismic tendency


The basic theoretical propositions concerning the process theory in client-centered psychotherapy -  its stages, the purpose, the basic properties - are considered in the article. The conclusion is made about the fact that the process represented by C. Rogers hardly describes the psychotherapy itself; it reflects the process of personal growth. The model of the process motion as liberation from “blocking” emotional experiences is presented. The “block” structure and the model of a “capillary blocked with plaques” as well as clinical examples of "organismic flow" liberation are described.


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Кочарян, О., & Барінова, Н. (1). The theory of the process in person-centered therapy. Psychological Counseling and Psychotherapy, 1(5), 41-51.