ERIC Number: ED217319
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Allo-Centered Psychotherapy and Counseling: An Approach Particularly Suitable in a Pluralistic Society.
This paper describes the development of Allo-Centered (altruistic other-centered) Psychotherapy, an other-centered form of counseling which aims to redirect the client's orientation from self to others. It is noted that this approach is also suitable for clients from group-oriented cultures such as Asians, Pacific Islanders, or Latin Americans. The Allo-Awareness Technique is described in terms of its seven cyclical phases, i.e., affective, behavioral, cognitive, affective, behavior, cognitive, assignment. Other specific techniques developed to increase the awareness and understanding of others, to assist in the development of warm, loving feelings toward significant others, to help the client's identification with a desired positive person, or to gain an increased sense of acceptance, fulfillment, and meaning are discussed. Indirect techniques and modifications of other common counseling techniques are also described along with the limitations and pitfalls of the Allo-Centered approach. (Author/NRB)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Allo Centered Psychotherapy; Significant Other
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association (61st, Los Angeles, CA, April 9-12, 1981). For related document, see CG 015 926.