Person-Centered approach

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Accordingto White(2012), theincrease in recognition of the person-centered approaches towardshealth management and collaboration to enhance the quality ofclinical outcomes has called for the adoption of efficient techniquesthat would aid in the realization of these goals. Miller’sprocesses of testing evidence of different kinds that support aperson-centered approach concentrates on the inherent strength of theindividuals and their environments (White,2012).The primary focus of health and wellbeing institutions is to adopt anasset-based approach with the aim of promoting the positive aspects(Miller&amp Rollnick, 2012).The analysis techniques applied by Miller provide an opportunity tosuccessfully shift the equilibrium of health care as the reader canquickly identify and develop the care services that focus on theprevention while still observing a person-centered strategy (White,2012).

Thevarious techniques used in the analysis bring about diversity in thefindings which are crucial for testing both the validity and thereliability of the analysis methods (White,2012).All the results of the analysis provide consistent results whichprove that the techniques used to conduct the test are of highquality (Miller&amp Rollnick, 2012).The work can identify various factors that support the effectivenessof the person-centered method as well as some challenging factorsthat may hinder the use of the approach (White,2012).The findings of the study are crucial as they can be used to informon the areas that require further modifications as well as varioususeful techniques in facilitating the effectiveness of theperson-centered approach (White,2012).


Theperson-centered approach can prove to be one of the most challengingtherapies to use. This method assumes that the patients are rationaldecision makers and they best understand their conditions than anyoneelse. This presumption is a particular shortcoming of the approachsince the patients seek professional advice as their situationsbecome unmanageable and they are out of their control. The planshould recognize that achieving the full potential among the patientswould require the provision of the necessary factors. If theindividuals are suffering from adverse conditions, they may notefficiently develop their capacity.

Rubin(2016) stated that theperson-centered approach has another shortcoming in that if thepatient has suffered from social stigma, for instance, being offeredconditional rewards after they conform to some particular conditionsand behavior, the individuals may lose the meaning of their lifeexperiences. It would prove to be quite challenging to apply theperson-centered approach for therapy in such a case.

Theperson-centered approach requires the therapist to have unconditionalpositive regard for the patients so that they can show theirunderstanding of the client’s emotions (Rubin,2016).However, the effectiveness of the approach is dependent on theability of the patient and not of the therapist to make realisticobjectives. Therefore, it may be challenging for the therapist todevelop the effective strategies and interventions for the issuesaffecting the client.

Thisapproach has a limited number of techniques that are only consistentwith the patients who are willing to change and may not apply to thepatients with significant levels of psychopathology such as theindividuals admitted to the psychiatric institutions and those whoare not motivated to change such as the radical criminals (Rubin,2016).

Theperson-centered approach cannot work solely in all situations. It isnecessary to identify other strategies that can be used to supplementit. Therefore one can derive further knowledge from the otherapproaches that can be used to address the shortcomings of thetechnique (Rubin,2016).


Miller,W. R., &amp Rollnick, S. (2012).&nbspMotivationalinterviewing: Helping people change. Guilford press.

Rubin,J. A. (Ed.). (2016).&nbspApproachesto art therapy: Theory and technique.Routledge.

White,W. L. (2012). The Psychology of Addiction Recovery: An Interview withWilliam R. Miller, Ph.D. Emeritus Distinguished Professor ofPsychology and Psychiatry Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse, andAddictions (CASAA) The University of New Mexico.

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