Person-Centered Child Therapy
by Anin Utigaard
Watch Person-Centered child therapist Anin Utigaard in an actual counseling session with a shy eight-year-old girl.

Part of the 11-video series: Child Therapy with the Experts
Anin Utigaard masterfully teaches us to pay attention to all of the ways we communicate with children in therapy. Watch as she enters the child’s world through her speech, body language and play, and carefully attends to the child’s need to please. In this video, Utigaard connects with a little girl’s shyness and fear of doing something wrong. Interacting with her through play and art, Utigaard builds safety and trust, and sparks the girl’s sense of initiative. Jon Carlson and Don Keat introduce Ms. Utigaard, and facilitate an in-depth discussion of the further impact and uses of this approach.

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From watching this video you will:

• Develop an understanding of the key concepts of person-centered child therapy including utilizing empathy, unconditional positive regard, congruence, and attention to children’s need to please.
• Gain insight into Anin Utigaard’s therapy style and how she mirrors children’s feelings and expresses her own honestly through speech, body language and play.
• Learn how to apply Utigaard’s person-centered techniques to your own therapeutic work with children.

Length of video: 1:51:00

Number of Discs: 1

English subtitles available on: Stream

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Individual ISBN-10 #: 1-60124-088-0

Individual ISBN-13 #: 978-1-60124-088-0

Group ISBN-10 #: 1-60124-089-9

Group ISBN-13 #: 978-1-60124-089-7

Anin Utigaard, MFT is Clinical Director of the Pacific Institute, and one of four founding chairs of the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association. She was a faculty member of the Person-Centered Expressive Therapy Institute for over 10 years, a program developed by Natalie Rogers, and she has presented workshops on her unique approach, blending the creative language with the person-centered philosophy, worldwide.


CE credits: 4

Learning Objectives:

  • Develop working knowledge of the key concepts of person-centered child therapy including utilizing empathy, unconditional positive regard, congruence, and attention to children's need to please.
  • Gain insight into Anin Utigaard's therapeutic techniques, especially mirroring children's feelings and expressing her own honestly through speech, body language and play.
  • Apply Utigaard's person-centered techniques to your own therapeutic work with children.
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