The Person-Centered Approach in Austria, Germany and Switzerland

Wolfgang Keil (Austria), Jean-Marc Randin (Switzerland), Sylvia Rasch-Owald (Germany), Peter Schmid (Austria); Moderator: Gerhard Stumm (Austria)

Abstract:
First each participant will give a statement of appr. 5 minutes about the specific situation of PCA in their countries and organizations, emphasizing the most important activities, contributions, and impact of PCA in these three countries with more than 4.000 person-centered therapists and counsellors. Continue reading The Person-Centered Approach in Austria, Germany and Switzerland

The Person Centred Approach in post-communist Countries

Olga Bondarenko (Russia), Magda Draskoczy (Hungary), Maria Fijewska (Poland), Jan Holeysovsky (Czech Republic), Oleg Kiseleff (Russia), Svetlana Kutukova (Russia), Ivan Valkovič (Slovakia); Moderators: Georgeta Niculescu & Florentina Palada (Romania)

First there will be statements about the specific situation of PCA in Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Russia, and Slovakia, emphasizing the most important activities, contributions, and impact of PCA. What has been achieved so far? What were the failures?

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Person-centred work and pre-therapeutic contact work in everyday care of social services in the Czech Republic…

… initial steps and further developments

Marlis Pörtner (CH), Aurélia Chábová & Michaelá Petisková (CZ)

Abstract:
− Outline of a training course organized 2007 in Prague by Quip (Association for a Change) with Garry Prouty, Dion Van Werde and Marlis Pörtner as trainers.
− Overview of the part the first author was responsible for: principles and practical guidelines for Person-Centred work in everyday care as developed in the book Trust and Understanding (2006)*. Continue reading Person-centred work and pre-therapeutic contact work in everyday care of social services in the Czech Republic…

Supporting Organisations and Governments to work in person-centred ways

Are we prepared to take what we know as Person-centred therapists outside the therapy room into a ‘troubled world’?

Mairi McMenamin & Terry Daly (GB)

Carl Rogers believed that, like individuals, organisations have developmental processes and working with an incongruent organisation presents comparable challenges as working with an incongruent client. Continue reading Supporting Organisations and Governments to work in person-centred ways

From Troubled to Untroubled, Broken to Whole…

…Insane to Sane, Disintegrated to Integrated: Conceptualizing the Pattern to the Workings of Carl Rogers’ Formative Actualizing Tendency through Physical Movement and Touch, Song and Dance.

Ivan Ellingham

Abstract:
In his final years, Carl Rogers posited that the actualizing tendency intrinsic to living systems and psychotherapeutic change is ‘part of a strong formative tendency in our universe, which is evident at all levels’. Developments in person-centred theorizing have taken place since Rogers proposed this hypothesis: notably by Bernie Neville, Leslie Greenberg, Jürgen Kriz, Garry Prouty, and Peter Schmid. Continue reading From Troubled to Untroubled, Broken to Whole…

Work that leads to fear. And a person-centred response to burnout

Sonja Kinigadner (Austria)

Abstract: 
A condition of exhaustion is the result of strenuous demands in one’s environment. A particular pressure common in most European countries is that individuals in the workplace face a zeitgeist of having to be fast, perfect, without limits and impersonal. The demands of this zeitgeist can give rise to existential fears if they are experienced by an individual with structure bound experiencing. Continue reading Work that leads to fear. And a person-centred response to burnout

Building person-centred communities

Magda Draskoczy, Agnes T. Banatine, Angelika Kiss, Katalin Laban, Mary Radvanszki (Hungary)

Abstract:
Ten years ago a small group of person-centred professionals started an encounter group in Hungary which is still continuing and drawing new members, and without a designated facilitator. Some years ago we elaborated our experiences in the group by a shared qualitative study. Now we have other encounter groups, too, in which there are also some members from abroad. Continue reading Building person-centred communities

Person-centred Courses and Encounter Groups at Universities – Experience, Research, and Call for Joint Projects

Renate Motschnig (A)

Abstract:
Encounter groups have been acknowledged as one of the most potent inventions of the 20th century. Even though they hold great promise in developing essential competencies for the 21st century, it appears to be hard to promote and establish them in academic institutions. Continue reading Person-centred Courses and Encounter Groups at Universities – Experience, Research, and Call for Joint Projects

A Contribution to Person-Centered Organisation Development (PCOD)

Thomas Kempf (D)

Abstract:
Consultancy on complex change-projects using person-centred interventions alone is not possible. To be successful, Organisation-Development (OD)-techniques must be added. “PCOD” has been developed and put into practice by Terjung&Kempf acting on the maxim: “As much PCA as possible and as little OD-technique as necessary”. Continue reading A Contribution to Person-Centered Organisation Development (PCOD)