Fosha and Rogers: Using Client-Centered Therapy and Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy in a School Counselling Setting

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Robinson, Caleb
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Working with traumatized students as a school counsellor is an inevitability and we must be equipped to support them. All trauma students experience will necessarily be childhood trauma, which has unique impacts on nervous system function and emotional regulation and can create a persistently negative self-concept and difficulty navigating interpersonal relationships. Client-Centered Therapy and AEDP are presented as possibilities for working with traumatized students given their relational nature. Client-Centered Therapy focuses on building relationship and creating a safe therapeutic environment through empathy and positive regard while AEDP works directly with the attachment relationship and associated affect to facilitate emotional regulation and positive self-image. In this paper, three tiers of recommendations are presented in a Response to Intervention framework, first using Client-Centered Therapy for work with all students, then using aspects of AEDP for regulation and self-image, and finally using intensive interventions to help the client process overwhelming emotion and access the positive, adaptive affect that follows.
trauma , school counselling , client-centered therapy , AEDP , emotional regulation , self-concept , Carl Rogers , Diana Fosha , attachment , emotion focused therapy
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