Strengthsof using a humanistic approach in working with Patrick Patrickis going through many psychological problems, and they are evidentthrough his behaviors. A humanistic approach would work best for himbecause it focuses on the behavior of the individual. It does notdeal with the genes, mind, or unconscious actions of a person. Manybehaviors of Patrick show that he is undergoing suffering. Thebehaviors he exhibits can help a counselor get an idea of how to helphim. Moreover, with a humanistic approach, the counselor will be in aposition to get genuine insight and full information because of thequalitative data that is associated with behavior (Cox& Curtis, 2016).Most of Patrick’s behaviors are evident, and that makes it easierfor a counselor. Also, a humanistic approach is person –centeredcounseling. In this situation, the non-directional nature ofcounseling that is person-centered will allow the client (Patrick) tobe more comfortable while communicating with the counselor. Also, theclient is considered equal to the counselor since the counselors donot claim to be experts (Cox& Curtis, 2016). Weaknessesof humanistic approaches Usinghumanistic approaches on Patrick might have some disadvantages.First, Patrick will not be given the explanation for all the problemshe is facing. He is single, not able to concentrate on his work,cannot make friends, and many other issues relating to his family. If he is allowed to think for himself, he may be confused since he isnot capable of doing so. Patrick is facing many significant problemsthat need to be carefully attended to. A humanistic approach is bestwhen used on minor problems. This approach relies on numerousgeneralizations concerning human behaviors. It assumes that allpeople can execute moral actions and that all are capable of andwilling to act as it is in the Maslow`s hierarchy of needs (Cox& Curtis, 2016).
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