In Module II we will explore: the Magical Moments of psychotherapy; I-Thou, congruence, and confrontation; personal knowledge in psychotherapy; empathy as a way of knowing and dialoguing; and the concept of As-If. We will address assumptions of Rogerian era and humanistic psychology, as well as the phenomenal field and self – identify, “No,” and “Q-Sort”. We will work with triads and dyads and group encounter.
After completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Describe the concepts of Magical Moments applied to psychotherapy.
- Name the essential conditions for Magical Moments to happen.
- Discuss the concept of I-Thou as postulated by Martin Buber, relating it to the magical moments of psychotherapy.
- Describe the difference of empathy used in Person-Centered Psychotherapy from other approaches to psychotherapy.
- Identify the importance of the position “as if,” related to empathy for the psychotherapist’s own performance in psychotherapy.
- Discuss and apply the concept of congruence within the realm of Person-Centered Psychotherapy.