Parkville College
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Unconditional Positive Regard


Carl Rogers’ theory of ‘Unconditional Positive Regard’ is best described as having a warm and genuine feeling of regard for another. At Parkville College ‘Unconditional Positive Regard’ underpins all interactions with students. Our teachers embody this concept by consistently treating students kindly, genuinely, respectfully, and with complete acceptance.

We believe delivering ‘Unconditional Positive Regard’ in an education setting means speaking in a tone that is calm, slow and friendly; demonstrating body language that is safe, open and non-threatening; using language that is positive and empowering; and speaking in a manner that is empathic and involved. As a result, Parkville College students feel valued, empowered and equal in all interactions.

Catherine Hibbins