PERSON CENTERED PSYCHOTHERAPY AN EXPERIENTIAL COURSE
Person-Centered Psychotherapy (PCP) is a humanistic and phenomenological approach based on ideas developed by Carl Rogers, his associates, and later followers of this approach. We sincerely believe that each person has all the resources, strength, and power to promote their own changes towards healing, gaining new insights and developments. The psychotherapist’s role is to provide the client with the necessary conditions for such growth and changes to occur. Therefore, a psychotherapist strives to ensure a safe and trustworthy interpersonal relationship and environment, so that a client may discover and establish their path to self determination. In this series of courses, we ensure that: participants understand these fundamentals of PCP; gain insights of their personal strengths and weaknesses using the PCP approach; and how to create a safe and open PCP environment for their clients.
Module I April 21 - 22 - 23, 2023 (English)
Module I July 21 - 22 - 23, 2023 (Spanish) tentative
Module I August 25 - 26 - 27, 2023 (Portuguese/English) tentative
ABOUT PERSON CENTERED PSYCHOTHERAPY
Person-Centered Psychotherapy is a humanistic and phenomenological approach based on the ideas developed by Carl Rogers, his associates, and later followers of this Approach. We sincerely believe that each person has within himself or herself all the resources, strength, and power to promote their changes towards healing, new insights, and development. The psychotherapist’s role is to provide the client with the necessary conditions for growth to occur. Therefore, a psychotherapist strives to ensure a safe and trustworthy interpersonal relationship so that a client may discover and establish their path to self-determination.
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 can be learned and practiced to create an optimal interpersonal climate for growth, development, and healing. In this course series, you will discover, using guidance and practice, and through your own experiences and reflections, how to create this climate for your own practice. Participants will learn how to enhance the possibilities for personal change and growth for their clients.
We have developed a complete series of courses that combine the philosophical, theoretical, and practical aspects of Person-Centered Psychotherapy. We aim to foster creative, responsible, and accountable learning for participants. We intend for participants’ deep understanding and security when embodying their learning in practice, as they determine what to do or not to do during therapy with clients.
Our PCP courses encourage freedom of thinking and action, and resourcefulness. We center our inquiry and practice within the framework of the six conditions proposed by Rogers for optimal psychotherapy, bound by a deep code of ethics: Do no harm.
We strive to develop psychotherapists’ resilience by offering inner work and experiences with diverse groups of fellow participants. Participants who know and attend to their wounds and delights will be less likely to allow them to interfere in their performance with their clients’ therapeutic processes. In our own experience, the PCP participant who initiates their psychotherapy and receives supervision, learns the most from our encounters in development.
Continuing Education Units are only available for Module I currently, but we are working on adding the others. Participants desiring CEUs will have to take a test at the end of each module and must be present for the whole course. Participants who miss any hours will have an opportunity to recover those hours by writing a paper, doing supervision, or doing another appropriate activity to get certification. We ask all participants to write a reflection 5 to 20 pages about their experiences, at the end of each module, and a final paper on the subject of the participant’s choice, at the end of the full course.