Person Centered Psychotherapy

Module II

Person Centered Psychotherapy Module II


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. Participants will learn to enhance possibilities for their own change. We will practice utilizing our whole potential as an instrument of change for our client’s benefit.


Ultimate Results

We would like to have an outstanding experience and course providing an environment where we all can teach, learn, experience in a meaningful way the power of the Person Centered Approach to transform ours and our client’s lives.

Why, our Reasons

  • To have a great experience.
  • Enjoy the presence and richness of each other.
  • Provide more practicum to the participants.

Continuing Education Credits

16 Units for Psychologists, Marriage and Family Therapists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, and Registered Nurses; and National Board for Certified Counselors.

This program is done in partnership between The Chicago Counseling Associates and Center for Studies of the Person (CSP).

* This course will be conducted in English.

The course is approved for all mental health professionals including, psychologists, counselors, psychotherapists and nurses.

The 16 Units for Continuing Education will be offered by The Chicago Counseling Associates, which is aproved by The State of Illinois Department of financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) for continuing education for psychologists and social workers.

Professions should check with their licensing board if they accept Continuing Education Credits from the State of Illinois.

Throughout this person-centered training, I’m repeatedly returning to that only in such a group of empathic attitudes and genuine responding does it become possible for me to be congruent, to say to myself and to the group the things that I’m really thinking.  And when I am less defensive, I am freer to accept others, too.  It’s a heady thing, this feeling of permission to be yourself with others.  I think I’ve only felt this with those very close to me and it doesn’t happen every day.  It’s invigorating and exciting and is bringing up an awful lot.u003cbru003eu003cbru003eIt’s not just me; we’re all touched by our trainers’ encouragement around finding definitions that make sense to us, as well as dismissing the parts of Rogers’s theory that aren’t (for lack of a better term) congruent with our worldview.u003cbru003eu003cbru003eMore and more, it’s clear to me that one of the more important things distinguishing this training from my experience of school and agency work is that we are treated like people with resources within us rather than boxes to be filled with information.  I’ve enjoyed several skills-based trainings, and really liked the feeling of getting better at a specific therapeutic style, but this way of learning feels…more important.  Little by little, I am stopping to notice whether I’m treating myself and others as people, too.
Pat H.
Workshop Participant

Workshop Instructors

Course Objectives

The faculty is striving that students gain clarity with the PCA as a psychotherapeutic approach:

  • The phenomenal field and the difference between subjective experience and external reality.
  • The four dimensions of self according to Person-Centered Psychotherapy.
  • Personality development and its application in therapy from the point of view of Person-Centered Psychotherapy.
  • Active listening at a depth.
  • Review of the six necessary conditions for therapeutic change.
  • Demonstrate the practice of giving and receiving Empathy, Unconditional Positive Regard, and Congruence.
  • Differentiating small and large groups’ experience in Person-Centered Psychotherapy.
  • Congruence and incongruence and their relevance to blocking growth and freeing development for the actualizing tendency.
  • Power, empowerment, and personal power in the therapeutic relationship.
  • The place of diagnosis in Person-Centered Psychotherapy.
  • Spirituality, intuition, and presence in Person-Centered Psychotherapy.
  • The Magical Moments and Person-Centered Psychotherapy.
  • Practicum co-facilitating small and large groups.

Event Schedule

Day 1December 3rd4PM – 7PM(PST)
Day 2 December 4th 5AM – 8AM (PST)
December 4th 4PM – 7PM(PST)
Day 3 December 5th 5AM – 8AM (PST)
Day 4 December 10th 4PM – 7PM (PST)
Day 5 December 11th 5AM – 8AM (PST)
December 11th 4PM – 7PM (PST)
Day 6 December 12th 5AM – 8AM (PST)