Becoming A Fully Functioning Person
What are we striving for? Why is it that we desire the “best” (However we define that term) in family life, in the school, in the university, in the community? It is, I believe, because we hope to develop the “best” of human beings. But rarely do we give explicit thought to the exact meaning of this goal. What sort of human being do we wish to grow?
A number of years ago; writing as a psychotherapist, I tried to state my personal answer to this question, I make no apology for the fact that this chapter is cast in the framework of therapy. To my mind the “best” of education would produce a person very similar to the one produced by the “best” of therapy. Indeed it may be of help to teachers and educators to think of this issue in a setting outside the school. It may make it easier for them to seer in sharper focus, those points where they agree with the picture I paint, and those points where they disagree.
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.