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.

The purpose of the Center for Studies of the Person (CSP) is to explore the richness and complexity of the person, to help individuals discover and experience more fully in their own lives, relationships and organizations the wealth of what it means to be personal—of what it means, for example, to be private as well as open, to be accepting and present to others, to be self-affirming. The Center is concerned with new experience and with old truths. It is a Center of scientific and humanistic search and a Center of informal education. As members, we intend to experience anew and in our own lives, meanings of democracy and of community. We intend to invent and submit to the public our understandings of what it is to be fully human.

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

Recurring CSP Meetings


Upcoming Events

KIDS’ WORKSHOP FACILITATOR TRAINING

This online international training program will allow you to present your own Kids’ Workshops™️ with children. The Training Program is open to anyone who would like to work with children in any setting. For example many facilitators are presenting their kids’ workshops in Italy in the schools. In France there is a facilitator offering the workshops to children who are preparing to go on stage for acting and film. Often people present their workshops in a therapeutic setting.

The Kids’ Workshop™️ helps children to express their thoughts and feelings in a clear way, appreciate differences in themselves and others, appreciate nature and keep their creativity as they grow. When children can experience this they have high self-confidence and resilience. The workshops have been presented with children in many different parts of the world and different situations and have been proven to have very positive results. The workshops are for all children not just for children having difficulties. It is not play therapy but it can be used in a therapeutic setting.

“I believe that the workshops are a truly innovative idea and are very helpful in promoting development and personal growth. Young children are especially open to such experiences and profit very much from them. Very positive changes have resulted from these workshops. I see it as something which could be used as a significant preventative measure.”
Carl Rogers PhD

February 23 -25


From The Csp Blog