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

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Recurring CSP Meetings


Upcoming Events

Carl Rogers Annual Conference

September 17 – 19

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

Kids Workshop Calendar | Center for Studies of the Person

Kids’ Workshop

August 7 – 8 9AM – 12PM

This workshop presented by Barbara and Heather Williams will explore the person centered approach and play therapy. With their own developed philosophy, they build upon the principles of humanistic psychology developed by Carl Rogers, Virginia Satir, and Virginia Axline. Their work focuses on the deep respect for a child and the child’s wisdom.

Kids Workshop | Center for Studies of the Person

Person-Centered Psychotherapy

April 30th – May 2nd & May 14th – May 17th

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.

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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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