1. an outlook of acceptance, caring, and holding dear on the behalf of the therapy professional, that is considered beneficial and encouraging to self-awareness and character growth on the behalf of the patient. This outlook is stressed in patient-centered therapy. 2. a parent or caregiver's abrupt love and adoration rendered without stipulations, an encompassing need in infancy, and a prerequisite for healthy growth.

UNCONDITIONAL POSITIVE REGARD: "The concept of unconditional positive reinforcement was posited by Carl Rogers."
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