Content-methodological client-centered therapy analysis: the problem

  • Лілія Олександрівна Шаповалова
Keywords: person-centered therapy, psychotherapy, psychotherapy theory


This article deals with the problem of the philosophical understanding of the content and methodology of the Client-Centered Therapy (CCP). Author analyses three directions of the attempts to analyse the phenomenon of the psychotherapy in general. The aim of the article is to determine the problem zones and difficulties related to the analysis of the context and methodology of CCT as a psych technique and including it into the new map of psychotherapy. The model of psycho therapeutic theory by Vasyljuk F.I. was chosen to be the main instrument in the analysis of the context and methodology of CCT. Hence, author pays a very peculiar attention to four aspects, which combine the psycho therapeutic system, i.e. the highest aim and the priority, ontology and anthropology, main problematic condition of the client and the direction of the productive therapy in terms of CCP. Author concludes, that content and methodology analysis of CCP will help to determine the boundaries of application and the areas of demand for this type of psychological treatment of people. The author mentions also, that philosophic understanding of the therapy as a complex system will improve the practical results of the treatment.


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Шаповалова, Л. О. (1). Content-methodological client-centered therapy analysis: the problem. Psychological Counseling and Psychotherapy, 1(5), 59-65.