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Client-centered psychotherapy and depression

FROM THE EDUCATIOND’Hulster, Niky - 48–2 (2010)

SUMMARY

This contribution discusses various possibilities to apply client-centered psychotherapy with a (female) patient suffering from depression, along the lines of the author’s own clinical experience and the extant literature.
Using Swildens’ schema for phases in psychotherapy, I provide an oversight of this patient’s therapeutic course, differentiating between primary and task oriented factors in the relation. Within the latter, I discuss various process oriented task as described by Elliot and Rice.

KEYWORDS

depression, short term client-centered psychotherapy, process oriented directives