Psychotherapy of Carl RogersHow It Seems To Me
By Will Stillwell
How It Seems To Me
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I. Carl Rogers
He is chance, and if you move with him he will fully change your fate. Here he is–Act! Seize the moment! Grab ahold of his forelock or beard! for the back of his head is bald and offers you no handhold if he’s past.
Carl Rogers was a world-renown twentieth-century innovator in the practice of psychotherapy, counseling and communication. He drew from a deep stream in American culture, part of America’s optimistic gift to the world, of individual agency leading to self-fulfillment through continual experimentation, renewal, and growth. His professional reputation is based on his manner of being with people and the research he undertook and inspired that demonstrated the efficacy of a practice which, after 1946, he called “client-centered therapy.”
The perspective he gained from his work with individual clients in clinical settings led him to new ways of thinking about how scientists and other creative people work; it gave him a vision for his own innovations in learning, group dynamics, and national and international peace. Rogers lived to be eight-five; in his later years his professional interest was largely occupied by efforts to facilitate and publicize his methods of conflict resolution in situations of political and cultural crises. He came to recognize all these efforts in personal social action as a “person-centered approach.”
Our theme this year - Finding inner strength, connection and opportunity in times of crisis is particularly apt given the challenges all of us are facing. We’re adapting to the Corona-challenge by moving this year’s conference to an e-format via Zoom. We are compressing our agenda into three days, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 7 - August 9, making it easier to fit into people’s schedules.
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.