Person Centered Psychotherapy

October 1st – 3rd, 2021

Center for Studies of the Person

Welcome to Center for the Studies Of the Person we are a face-to-face community of people for whom the Person Centered Approach plays an important role in our personal and professional lives—as a way of Being and of doing. Our commitment is to maintain/build/create an environment where each of us can be heard, where we can be fully ourselves, where we accept and embrace each other as we are.

Psychologically, we are a close community, supporting each other but criticizing each other just as openly. Although our director has routine responsibilities, no one is in authority over anyone else. Everyone can do as he wishes, alone or in concert with others. Everyone is responsible for his own support. . .
There is absolutely nothing holding us together except a common interest in the dignity and capacity of persons and the continuing possibility of deep and real communications with each other. To me it is a great experiment in building a functioning group – a non organization really—entirely based on the strength of interpersonal sharing
A Way of Being, Carl Rogers, 1980

Featured Projects

Recurring CSP Meetings


Upcoming Events

Person-Centered Psychotherapy

October 1st – 3rd, 2021

Carl R. Rogers developed a profound practice and understanding of psychotherapy. Rogers’ essential insight is that certain qualities of the relationship between therapist and client (or person and person) can be learned and practiced to create an optimal interpersonal climate for personal growth, development, and healing. In this course, we will be learning through our own experience, reflection, and practice.


Kids’ Workshop Questions & AnSwers

September 25th 9AM – 12PM

Join our Question and Answer session with Barbara and Heather to address your questions about person-centered play therapy and their experiences of working with children.

Kids Workshop | Center for Studies of the Person

Carl Rogers Annual Conference

September 17 – 19, 2021

The  2021 Carl Rogers Annual Conference will be held on Zoom from September 17 – 19, 2021. Our meeting times – from 6AM to 1PM PST – have been chosen to facilitate attendance from participants from across the globe.  Our theme is highly relevant to these times – we invite you to join us to reflect and share our pandemic experiences – past and present…

Carl Rogers Annual Conference | Center for Studies of the Person

Other Person Centered Events

Civil Discourse

October 9th, 2021

We intend to bring people together to air differences with a hope of being heard and understood, despite prevailing political and social divides. Our effort will be to create a space of genuine openness, congruence, and acceptance without setting a particular outcome or even a set of rules. The conversation will be open to any issues that participants wish to raise or discuss. The more controversial, the better. Together we hope to learn more about civil discourse and the possibilities for change inherent in hearing one another despite deep disagreements. We hope you will join us with your unique ideas and presence.


going global

November 19th – 21st, 2021

A 3-Day International Person Centered large group experience hosted online to explore our personal and collective creative potential for acting globally.

We invite you to join us in a gathering of open-minded people interested in creat­ing a more compassionate, creative future by learning to engage the challenges of dizzying change and find a personally and socially constructive way forward.


From The Csp Blog…

What is Person Centered Approach

What is the Person Centered Approach

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The Person-Centered Approach developed from the work of the psychologist Dr. Carl Rogers (1902 – 1987). He advanced an approach to psychotherapy and counselling that, at the time (1940’s – 1960’s), was considered extremely radical if not revolutionary. Originally described as non-directive…
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Power of the Eye | Center for Studies of the Person

The Power of Eye

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A number of years ago I came across this representation of a hand in the window of a store in Mexico. It is made of silver, with gold plating on the rays of the sun in the center of the palm and on the human faces on each fingertip. The work is by a Mexican artist – Sergio Bustamante who is still producing whimsical works of art.
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