Do you pride yourself on being the kind of clinician who meets the client where they are? If so, then implementing Person-Centered Experiential Therapy (PCET) can be pivotal to your practice. Carl Rogers, the founder of Person-Centered Therapy, believed that the client was the expert in their experience of healing and posited that the role of the therapist was to promote unconditional positive regard in order to foster self-awareness. Additionally, Experiential Therapy deeper investigates the client’s past to help them become “unstuck” by processing the experiences of their past while planning for the freedom that the future holds.
When combined, Person-Centered Experiential Therapy possesses the capability of empowering both the clinician and the client in achieving the results that allow them to present their unhindered selves to the world.
In this presentation, we will uncover the expanding roles of the therapist and client while analyzing how nurturing the therapeutic relationship with this approach can promote long-term benefits.
- Recognize the tenets of both Person-Centered and Experiential Therapies for implementation.
- Discuss the efficacy of both therapeutic approaches and their historical implications.
- Describe the role of the therapist and client within the PCET.
- Determine the characteristics of a client’s best fit when utilizing this approach.
- Assist clients in taking a leadership role in their experiences to reduce the “bystander effect”.
- Demonstrate the therapeutic process using PCET in vivo.
- Explore similarities of PCET and principles of Positive Psychology for therapeutic development.
- Establish considerations for various cohorts including multicultural groups, substance use disorders, and trauma.
Crystal Lockett-Thomas, LPC, BC-TMH, NCC
Crystal Lockett-Thomas is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Nationally Certified Counselor, and a Board-Certified Telemental Health Provider based in Texas. With extensive experience working with at-risk youth, she focuses on helping them develop healthy perspectives and build high emotional intelligence. Her work with the Texas Juvenile Justice Department, where she assisted male juvenile offenders who committed violent crimes in the process of building empathy and reducing recidivism, speaks volumes about her expertise in the field. Crystal has a wealth of experience in a range of therapies and techniques, including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Focused therapies, and Moral Reconation Therapy. She currently assists adolescents and adults in addressing a variety of mental health issues. Her approach to therapy is collaborative, working closely with her clients to empower them along their therapeutic journey and produce the most effective outcomes. As Clinical Director, Crystal is responsible for providing support and training to other therapeutic staff in her private practice group to enhance the overall client experience. Her dedication to her clients is reflected in her commitment to the continuous professional development of her staff. Crystal is also an Adjunct Faculty member for the Collin College educational system, where she has the great privilege of helping shape the next generation of counselors.
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