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.

Carl Rogers Interim Conference

UNCOVERING THE MYSTERY OF ENCOUNTER GROUPS

AN EXPERIENTIAL AND CONCEPTUAL EXPLORATION AND DIALOGUE

March 20 -21, 2021

 

La Jolla Program

To know who you are – where you stand, toward what you walk, from whom you run, how you lie. We encounter each other and ourselves during a week together. We try to listen deeply; listen to intriguing stories we might never have guessed about how people are meeting and making their worlds and the inhabitants there. We listen to the stuck places, the delightful, the boring; open for the possibilities  – where can that movement toward freedom take us?

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.

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.

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

CARL Rogers Interim 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). Even those familiar with the structure may have questions…

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 and his associates. Person Centered Psychotherapy is taught and practiced all over the world…

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 toward more essential sincerity but certainly do not lack humor. People actually listen…

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

PERSON CENTERED PSYCHOTHERAPY

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.
March 5th - 7th 2021.

Carl Rogers Interim 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). Even those familiar with the structure may have questions…March 20 & 21, 2021

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.

April 17th & 18th, 2021

Books

Dvd’s

CSP Papers

Poster

50 Years of CSP