I do not lecture often.
My aim today is to confuse those of you who try to understand me. I seek to become present with you. I want you to not withdraw. I seek your empathy.
Not the ‘empathic understanding’ which suggests that by ‘putting your self aside’ you will be able to see the world through my eyes. I want acceptance in your whole being of the particular, peculiar person I am today.
Not for you to walk a mile in my moccasins, I seek your empathy…
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
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