The Therapist’s Personality
According to Carl Rogers, unconditional positive regard involves basic acceptance and support of a person, regardless of what the person says or does. The therapist gives space for the client to express whatever immediate feeling is going on—confusion, resentment, fear, anger, courage, love, or pride.
Discuss the role of the therapist’s personality in person-centered psychotherapy.
Are there particular people who have been or would be especially difﬁcult for you to unconditionally positively regard?
Your initial post should be at least 500 words, formatted, and cited in current APA style with support from at least 2 academic sources. Your initial post is worth 8 points.
You should respond to at least two of your peers by extending, refuting/correcting, or adding additional nuance to their posts. Your reply posts are worth 2 points (1 point per response.)
All replies must be constructive and use literature where possible.
Attention: Please post your initial response by 11:59 PM ET Thursday, and comment on the posts of two classmates by 11:59 PM ET Friday.
Late work policies, expectations regarding proper citations, acceptable means of responding to peer feedback, and other expectations are at the discretion of the instructor.
You can expect feedback from the instructor within 48 to 72 hours from the Friday due date.
Your assignment will be graded according to the grading rubric.
Criteria Ratings Points
Identification of Main Issues, Problems, and Concepts Distinguished – 4 points
Post substantively accurate. Identifies and demonstrates a sophisticated understanding of the issues, problems, and concepts surrounding the assignment. Provides exceptional and thought-provoking analysis that directly addresses details and/or examples of the main topic. Excellent – 3 points
Post is mostly related to the topic. Demonstrates understanding of most of the issues, problems, and concepts surrounding the assignment. It provides some supporting details and/or examples. Analyses not as clear as they could be. Fair – 1-2 points
Demonstrate limited understanding of most of the issues, problems, and concepts surrounding the assignment. No details and/or examples are given. Poor – 0 points
Post is off-topic, incorrect and/or irrelevant to the issues, problems, and concepts surrounding the assignment. Analyses are not well organized or clear. Or nothing was posted. 4 points
APA Formatting Guidelines Distinguished – 2 points
The reference page contains at least the required current scholarly academic reference and text reference. Follows APA guidelines of components: double space, 12 pt. font, abstract, level headings, hanging indent and in-text citations. Excellent – 1.5 points
References page contains one current scholarly academic resource and text reference. Follows most APA guidelines of components: double space, 12 pt. font, abstract, level headings, hanging indent, and in-text citations. Fair – 1 point
References page contains one current or outdated scholarly academic resource. Many errors of APA guidelines: double space, 12 pt. font, abstract, level headings, hanging indent, and in-text citations. Poor – 0 points
References page contains no current scholarly academic resources, only internet webpages or no reference page. Lack of APA guidelines for references provided or in-text citations. Or nothing was posted. 2 points
Writing Mechanics Distinguished – 2 points
Rules of grammar, usage and punctuation are followed; spelling is correct. Excellent – 1.5 points
Few grammatical errors, but sentences could be clearer and more precise. Fair – 1 point
Paper contains few grammatical, punctuation and spelling errors. Poor – 0 points
Paper contains numerous grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors. 2 points
Peer Responses Distinguished – 2 points
Constructively responded to two other posts and either extended, expanded, or provided a rebuttal to each. Fair – 1 point
Constructively responded to one other post and either extended, expanded, or provided a rebuttal. Poor – 0 points
Provided no response to a peer’s post. 2 points
Total Points 10