11th WAPCEPC Conference 2014, to be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina
The gaze of Carl Rogers transcends boundaries and psycotherapies uses, being applied in different fields such as education, encounter groups and organizations in general, facilitating the understanding of social, cultural and political processes.
Today, we are living in a world in constant transformation. Borders that are blurring, with vertiginous advances in communication and technology, and permanent changes that affect people in all aspects of their life: family, society, education, religion and political economy.
The scope of this situation and the legacy that Carl Rogers left us, drive us to reflect on our role as therapists, on our attitudinal ways of binding with our clients, and the quality of ours relations in social, political and educational spaces.
Motto: "Beyond the frontiers... experiencing diversity" invites us to share a forum to learn about our peculiarities, appreciate the contributions of the different cultural visions, and discuss about the challenges to our task considering the coexistence with:
- Global cultural changes in modern society have driven to new forms of relationships, of approaches, of exchanges, disagreements and clashes as also the emergence of new phenomena that are needed to be known, understand and respond.
- Culture and idiosyncrasy of each town, country or region with their different ways of thinking, actions, relate.
- Culture and idiosyncrasy of particular groups - subcultures - with their own codes, values, behaviours and beliefs that differentiate and give them a distinct identity.
We hope and wish that the Conference will be a space of encounter of different languages and cultures, to reflect, to share and to enrich us with the experiences developed in the different countries.