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10 terms

Person-Centered Therapy - Terms

The individual.
Phenomenal Field
Continually changing world of experience.
A portion of the total perceptual field gradually that becomes differentiated.
Accurate empathic understanding
Deeply feeling someone else's expressed emotions, concerns, or situation.
Leading a life that is authentic.
Unconditional positive regard
You know.
Empathic highlight.
Actualizing tendency
An innate human predisposition toward growth and fulfilling one's potential.
Ideal Self
Suggests something not real, something that is always out of our reach, the standard we cannot meet. This gap between the real self and the ideal self, the "I am" and the "I should" is called incongruity.
Internal frame of reference
The best vantage point for understanding behavior.