Current Members

Barbara Bonnice

I am a person who has been passionate about relationships for as long as I can remember. I have been observant and inquisitive about what promotes positive interpersonal interactions; what leads to negative encounters; and what it takes to relate effectively..

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Dominic L. Cirincione

Dominic has more than thirty-five years of consulting, training, coaching and team building experience. Dominic was a co-founder with Carl R. Rogers and other colleagues of The Center for Studies of the Person in La Jolla California in 1968. His Master’s degree was in Clinical… 

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David Day

I am a father of two young adults, Kyle and Sarah, who are just starting life, post-college. I wake up every day around five in the morning and head down to the local coffee shop in Huntington Beach, California. I think about how I am doing with the two of them…

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Ray De Lagrave

I first became acquainted with the Person Centered Approach during a course on Organizational Behavior in my MBA program at UCLA in the mid—60’s. One of our textbooks—On Becoming a Person was my first exposure to Carl Rogers. I remember vividly how profoundly…
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Jay Downing

My real interest and study of the PCA began within the first couple of years of becoming a professor. I teach at a college with a large number of first-generation college students that is in Far West Texas. Looking back, my impression was that there was an assumption….
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Silvia Dubovoy

Dr Silvia C. Dubovoy is a teacher trainer from birth to six years of age, lecturer, examiner and consultant for the Association Montessori Internationale. Dr. Dubovoy has a B.A., a M.A. and a Ph.D. in Psychology from Universidad de Barcelona, Spain…

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Keynan Hobbs

My interest in the Person Centered Approach began while I was failing at a new job. I had an office mate named Barb Bonnice who had been studying PCA in organizations for some time, and was a CSP member. I noticed that she excelled in the areas where I was failing…
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Eileen Howley

In many ways, I have lived the tenets of CSP through my marriage with Patrick. The constructs of empathy, congruence and unconditional positive regard have shaped our marriage over time. Through this daily work, I have learned the power of deep listening….
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Patrick Howley

Around 1978, I attended both the La Jolla Program and a special seminar for therapists with Rogers, Coulson and Gendlin. Both were life-changing events for me. Four years ago, I became a member of CSP. One of the first things I said in a large group meeting was…
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Fontaine Laing

Robert Lee

In a past life, Bob was a teacher, counselor, and administrator in the San Diego Unified school district. He became acquainted with Carl Rogers and Client-Centered Therapy and the encounter group in 1963…
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Kathryn Meadows

President and CEO of Camelot-USA, Inc. She teaches competence in Leadership and Management, training leaders to become competent in work relationships. She is a linguist using language and PCA to prize and…
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Paula Miley

Jere Moorman

Sophie Muller

Μy journey with the Person-Centered Approach started in 2009 with meditation. Sitting quietly with
myself, letting go of the many thoughts that inundated me, I started discovering who I was, and understood the power…
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Kjell Ribert

I got acquainted with Rogers’ thought at the same time I started up plunging into the field of conflictology, and thoroughly learned that how you do things strongly affects what you do. And the how’s are more often than not much more…
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Elli Recht

I have always been interested in self-inquiry and self-development. In college I studied Psychology and recently began a Masters program in pursuit of licensure in Marriage and Family Therapy. I also spent some years in New York City…
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Jan Ritt

I first became aware of the Center for Studies of the Person (CSP) at my place of employment in 1976. I was talking to one of my fellow workers, probably complaining about something, and she said, I know how you feel”…LEARN MORE

Valois Robichaud

My professional career has been enriched over the years as a professor and researcher in educational sciences, with an emphasis in  andragogy and social gerontology of psychoanalytic orientation.
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Anthony Rose

Anthony Rose grew up amidst a large extended family in Los Angeles. He graduated Beverly Hills High School, served in the US Army Reserve, and studied comparative psychology and psychopharmacology…
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Antonio Santos

Antonio Monteiro dos Santos, Ph.D., MSCP. Clinical Psychologist licensed in Brazil (CRP-01/0702) and in the USA (CA-PSY-19989). He is a writer, psychotherapist, organizational consultant, coach, professor, trainer…
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Will Stillwell

I wander a way touching marvelous earth and meeting her dazzling surprises. My plunge floating forth here dreams a man of peace, free for intimacy, ecstasy, spontaneity, awakenings, appreciations; at ease welcoming the graceful streams…
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Elizabeth Wepsic

Elizabeth Wepsic is a National Board Certified Teacher in Art Education: Young Adult to Adolescent and been an art educator in San Diego County nearing 20 years. She began her teaching career at Cortez Hill Academy…
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Carey Patrick Wertz

I have worked in various areas of education for the past 17 years. I started as a high school literature teacher in Georgia and now work as a college instructor in Human Services and Chemical Dependency Counseling….
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Barbara Williams

When I went to Carl Rogers workshop in Santa Cruz in 1972 I listened to Carl describe the person Center qualities and I knew that I was home and someone had verbalized the qualities I felt within myself and so often people did not understand…
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Carlos Mario Vélez

I have been terrified of getting involved, being close, opening up, participating, belonging, committing myself and being accessible to others. I understand when someone has internal struggles between their best intentions…
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Kazuo Yamashita

I encountered PCA in 1973 by taking the class of my former teacher, Gisho Saiko. I learned the PCA attitude a lot from him. Then I started to attend workshops…
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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