Questing Voices – Interviews with Person-Centered Practitioners
Carl Rogers’ way of being in working with people has inspired many in the generations that he taught. Will Stillwell’s discussions of the ‘core conditions’ in dialogues with Ernest Meadows, Maria Bowen, and Bob Lee are meetings with three people carrying on this tradition: deepening to their own visions, centering to their own-persons.
“There’s no following in being…no beginning or ending. It’s never not moving, always in motion.”
“A person can do it for herself. She directs inward Carl’s three conditions: She practices empathy to quiet her conscious thoughts, order her emotions, cultivate a relationship with her indwelling spirit; she practices unconditional positive regard toward her own dark side and her contradictory nature; she practices congruence in facing as-it-is-ness.”
“This is a big deal…once a critical mass uses [the core conditions] it really changes how people are with one another… People are not asked to give up what they are for the good of the group. They are prized for who they are, and then their gifts are of a higher order. They come as satisfied people…a very basic social change happens.”
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