Miracle Of We – Rogers Interviews Elaine
Recently, when I was at the Center for the Studies of the Person I had the opportunity to go through our files and I randomly pulled out a folder with a transcript of Carl Rogers interviewing Elaine. I started to scan it. My intent was to just get a quick sense of a counseling session that Carl might have had back then. Despite not always being able to follow the dialogue I got pulled into it. There is Elaine and I picture her as a young teen in this psychiatric ward, confused, alone and scared. The time just slipped by and I read all 22 pages of the interview. What follows are small snippets’ of the conversation and some of my reactions.
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.
December 11th - 13th 2020.
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. An online Zoom meeting.
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.