CENTER FOR STUDIES OF THE PERSON

We are a face-to-face community committed to maintain, build, and create an environment where each of us can be heard, where we can be fully ourselves, and where we accept and embrace each other as we are.

Kid's Workshop

INNOVATIVE WAYS OF WORKING WITH CHILDREN IN A THERAPEUTIC SETTING

CENTER FOR STUDIES OF THE PERSON MASTER SERIES

April 17 -18, 2021

La Jolla Program

For more than half a century The La Jolla Program has been at the world forefront in practicing our versions of interpersonal encounter. We convene together facing one another, using the opportunity to talk and otherwise communicate.

Our aim is to understand and experience our personal relatedness to happenings that concern us. Our conversations develop toward more essential sincerity but certainly do not lack humor. People actually listen, and each hears herself as who she is more deeply and subtly.

You are invited to join us – 5 days of a week, 3 hours each day – on-line

Monday April 19 through Friday April 23

Carl Rogers Memorial Library

The Carl Rogers memorial library is a public resource featuring works by Carl R. Rogers, his contemporaries, students, critics and colleagues, and people who continue in expansion and at least partial reference to the work that Carl Rogers initiated. Works by individuals affiliated with Center for Studies of the Person (CSP) form an important and unique perspective on Humanistic and Person Centered psychology.

We announce in sorrow the death of the Center’s founding Director, Dr. Thomas Gillette.

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CSP Community

The nature of CSP as a face to face community provides members an ample opportunity to engage with one another in a Person Centered way. In this environment members can see for themselves the transforming nature of PCA in its impacts on others and within themselves.

CSP Outreach / Projects

Outreach refers to the ways in which CSP, as a Community and through its individual members, reaches out to and interacts with the wider world. This includes our Events, the Projects of its members, the materials available through the Carl Rogers Memorial Library, and other electronic based programs.

CSP Memberships

Membership in Center for Studies of the Person provides the identification, recognition and sense of value that comes from being affiliated and associated with Center for Studies of the Person and contributing to the accomplishment of its goals and supporting its activities.

Featured Projects

Kids' Workshop

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.

The La Jolla Program

For more than half a century The La Jolla Program has been at the world forefront in practicing our versions of interpersonal encounter. We convene together facing one another, using the opportunity to talk and otherwise communicate. Our aim is to understand and experience our personal relatedness to happenings that concern us. Our conversations develop…

CARL Rogers Annual Conference

We are pleased to announce our upcoming interim conference, which will provide a safe space to join together for Community and support during our continuing Corona-isolation.

The Encounter Group process is central to the way we seek to be with and interact with one another at the Center for Studies of the Person (CSP)…

Person Centered Psychotherapy

The Person Centered Psychotherapy Project has been in existence for the last five years and we have trained people from many parts of the world including India, Europe, South America and North America. Our work has been to provide high quality training in the Person Centered Psychotherapy that emerged from the Person Centered Approach developed by Carl Rogers…

What’s New!

Conflict Resolution

As a citizen of the United States and as a PCA practitioner I have a variety of feelings and thoughts in me as I watch the violent protestors attack the process of certifying the Electoral College result of the November 2020 Presidential Election. Fear, anger, sadness, a resolve to engage conflict and understand, while at the same time maintaining my personal integrity and preserving basic democratic processes in my home country are some of things that fill my mind.

Upcoming Events

Kids Workshop

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...

April 17th & 18th, 2021

The La Jolla Program 2021

For more than half a century The La Jolla Program has been at the world forefront in practicing our versions of interpersonal encounter. We convene together facing one another, using the opportunity to talk and otherwise communicate.

Our aim is to understand and experience our personal relatedness to happenings that concern us...

April 19 through Friday April 23

Books

Dvd’s

CSP Papers

Poster

50 Years of CSP