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.
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…
Carl Rogers Annual Connference
The 2021 Carl Rogers Annual Conference will be held on Zoom from September 16 – 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…
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…
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…
Recurring CSP Meetings
Encounter with Self
Encounter with Self is a group designed, supported and facilitated to promote personal growth through witnessing (primarily listening and observing oneself in a “sacred I space”) and a sharing of self in a sacred “we space” of a group encounter. Our time also will provide opportunities for intermittent silent introspection. This group integrates self-reflection…
These meetings take place weekly on Friday’s from 12 noon to 3PM, Pacific Daylight Time. We generally have around 14 people attending from around the US and the world. The purpose is to allow attendees to feel Community and Support as we Encounter with one another. The meeting is open to all CSP members, as well as to others who the members may recommend.
Antonio Santos is hosting a weekly PCA International Zoom meeting, which is held on alternating Saturday and Sunday mornings at 6AM Pacific Daylight Time. This start time accommodates the needs of attendees who are spread across the globe. The meeting runs for two hours, and is well attended by members of the International PCA Community, CSP and others.
In an effort to bring the Center’s encounter group experience to the general public, CSP facilitators currently offer a two and a half hour sampling of what it is like in CSP’s more intensive face-to-face experiences.
Current director David Day and CSP founder Will Stillwell is facilitating, CSP Encounter meetings on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month.
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…
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.
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.