Sheila Haugh (GB/CZ) & Vlado Hlavenka (SK)
This group is an opportunity to meet together without a topic or agenda. We might share the things that cannot find the space at the presentations, or simply take the opportunity to meet, be together, exchange ideas, thoughts or feelings. Feel free to bring whatever occupies you.
Continue reading Open Community Group
Suzanne Keys (UK)
Suzanne will address what we might mean by ‘troubled’ world, reflecting on the relation between inner and outer worlds as well as looking at how we might be part of the problem as well as the solution. Continue reading Being in a ‘Troubled’ World
Gerhard Stumm (Austria)
Pluralism has a long tradition in the Person-Centred Approach. Starting with Rogers who drew from a number of sources, over the different stages in his work to the diversification that took place after his death. Continue reading Person-Centred and Experiential Psychotherapies – A remarkable variety
Wolfgang Keil (Austria), Jean-Marc Randin (Switzerland), Sylvia Rasch-Owald (Germany), Peter Schmid (Austria); Moderator: Gerhard Stumm (Austria)
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
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?
Continue reading The Person Centred Approach in post-communist Countries
Dion Van Werde (B)
The workshop will introduce Prouty’s Pre-Therapy to people who are interested in and/or work with persons who function on a low contact level, who deeply struggle with awareness of surrounding reality, own affective functioning and communication. Continue reading Garry Prouty’s Pre-Therapy
… initial steps and further developments
Marlis Pörtner (CH), Aurélia Chábová & Michaelá Petisková (CZ)
− 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…
Thomas Kempf (D)
Quite a number of PCA counsellors and therapists in Germany are working – at least to some extent – as consultants to profit and non-profit organisations. But there is no systematic exchange of experiences and no common view about what “PCA in organisations” actually stands for. Continue reading Strengths and weaknesses of PCA Consultation in Organisations
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
Allan Turner (GB)
This is an important, but often neglected, area of our work. There is limited theoretical writing which is exclusively Person-centred and Rogers wrote very little about it.
In this presentation and demonstration I will argue that the Rogers six conditions need almost no modification or addition when working with couples. Continue reading Person-centred Couples Counselling
Willi Rös (Czech Republic)
The body as a relational means of communication plays an important role in the Person-Centred Approach. Presence and relationship are established not only with words, but also via conscious sensing of somatic reactions and feelings. How far can this bodily presence go? Continue reading Bodywork: a chance for better anchoring or new problems arising?
…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.
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…
Sonja Kinigadner (Austria)
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
Magda Draskoczy, Agnes T. Banatine, Angelika Kiss, Katalin Laban, Mary Radvanszki (Hungary)
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
Jarmila Tolimatova & Jitka Počarovská (CZ)
If a person is addicted to alcohol, other substance or habit, we see it as part of a wider family context, a struggle for development. Safe and empathic therapeutic conditions open up the talk about rough experiences, explore relationships and roles in the family. Continue reading PCA in Family Therapy of People with Addiction
Renate Motschnig (A)
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
Suzanne Keys (GB)
The workshop offers an opportunity to encounter each other and explore issues from the keynote presentation such as:
− How do we understand and feel about our ‘troubled’ worlds? Continue reading Being a Political Therapist
Thomas Kempf (D)
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)
… the Crossover between Person-centred Counselling and Consulting
Robert Waldl (A)
Couples and families running family businesses live and work under special circumstances. They face complex interference between two social systems: the business, and the private world. Continue reading Working with Families in Family Businesses…
Robert Waldl (A)
In 2009 two person-centred organisations in Austria (Forum and ÖGwG) started to establish a database for person-centred and experiential literature worldwide. In 2013 the German GWG joined this cooperative project. Continue reading PCE-Literature: an Innovative Internet Project