Workshops

List of Intended Workshops.

Day and time slots to be confirmed (TBC): Weds 27th – Sun 31st July.

Time

Room

Activity

 

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Jin Wu & Yee Liu: Pre Conference (Chinese)

Language: Chinese.

Translation: ?

Details to be confirmed.

 

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Pre Conference (English)

Language: English.

Translation: Unplanned

Details to be confirmed. The initial intent is a self-facilitated, agenda-free session offering what may be called for by attendees, including an introduction to ADPCA , aspects of the conference, and of the Person-Centered Approach.
The pre-conference event is often seen as a chance to initiate the sense of community that can then build and enrich the conference.

 

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Sherry Singh Panchal & Jo Hilton: Thoughtless Awareness - A Silent Form of Process

Language: English.

Translation: Chinese (if possible?)

This workshop will explore the idea of “Thoughtless Awareness”, a state of “Mental Silence” (connected to a meditative practise and practises as such described in Ancient scriptures), what it is and how it might be achieved. We will then look at it’s use in counselling work, the therapeutic relationship and how it can relate to the aspect of self-care for the compassionate carer. There will also be an experiential exercise and time for discussion at the end.

 

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Salvador Moreno-López: Music Metaphors in Psychotherapy

Language: English.

Translation: Chinese (if possible?)

The music of the speech and a jazz duo, two metaphors to understand and guide the therapeutic relationship.

 

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Honorata Chorazy-Przybysz: Person Centred Therapeutic Factors in Community Arts Groups

Language: English.

Translation: Chinese (if possible?)

This will be presentation open to questions and discussion presenting how person centred factors like acceptance, empathy, non judgemental approach facilitated in creative process can lead to therapeutic impact on participants of the community art group. This will demonstrate the difference between directional approach in working creatively and person centred when the internal shift of locus of evaluation takes place in the form of  moving from product focused to process focused art.

 

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Sarah Boles: Being Kind to Yourself; the Importance of Counsellor Self-Care

Language: English (optional second occurance in Spanish).

Translation: Chinese (if possible?)

I would like to offer a presentation about the importance of counsellor self-care.  It is a topic that is close to my heart.  As a counsellor and supervisor, I sometimes – often – struggle to recognise my personal limits and needs. And I see this is other practitioners too. So many therapists that I know are living on the edge of high stress and potential burnout.  Counsellor wellbeing has, in my opinion, a direct impact on the quality of our work with clients.  The better I am in myself, the better I am able to attune to, and respond to my clients in the moment of the counselling session and thereby be an effective partner in their personal growth.  In my presentation, I’ll share some of my own experience as a person-centred counsellor and how I see the struggle with therapist self-care around me.  I will weave in some person-centred theory on human development, offering the metaphor of the roots and soil in which each of us as therapists have developed.  I will look at different working contexts that may affect the balance between our wellbeing and not-so-well being.  I will invite an exploration of this topic from the perspective of ethics.  And I will pose the question, what type of counsellor do you and I want to be, and how do we get closer to that ideal?  Do come along for a participatory and interactive session.

 

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Antonio Santos: The Ins and Outs of Person-Centered Psychotherapy Training

Language: English.

Translation: Chinese (if possible?)

Description to be confirmed

 

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Patrick Noonan & Dr. Amanda Goldman: A Person-Centered Oasis in a Resource Desert

Language: English.

Translation: Chinese (if possible?)

This will be an open discussion preceded by an introductory speech by Dr. Amanda Goldman and myself regarding our mission to maintain the core values of the person-centered approach within an underserved area within the United States.  The conditions, as set by Rogers, meant to promote the growth and empowerment of the individual, have become usurped in the directive and authoritative foundations of the other therapeutic approaches adopted within our surrounding communities.  We share our own resilient efforts to maintain the growth-promoting climate in our person-centered practice and the idea of the authority lying within the individual seeking help.

 

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Barbara & Heather Williams: Presentation on the Kids' Workshop™

Language: English.

Translation: Chinese (if possible?)

Offered for more than 20 years in Italy, France and the US.  Carl Rogers helped us to design the program and it brings out the trust, acceptance, empathy and congruency that we believe children naturally have and if this is supported and nurtured it helps them to have high self-confidence and resilience and it is something that they can keep throughout their lifetime.  The children experience the workshop through experiential activities that they enjoy.

 

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Mark Yang: Supervision Conducted from an Existential-Humanistic Approach

Language: English.

Translation: Chinese (if possible?)

This presentation, based on a recently authored book chapter will discuss the following topics as related to supervision conducted from an existential-humanistic (EH) approach:  Taoist Principles In Harmony with EH; Supervision; Supervision as Seeing-Over not Over-Seeing; Embodied/Experiential Learning; Inspiration, Not Just Information; Going beyond Techniques; The Raising of Consciousness; Surrender and Learning to Let Go; The Centrality of the Supervisory Relationship; Presence and Being Present.

 

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Ani de la Prida: Exploring the potential for creative arts to promote and enhance the experience of relational depth in therapy and in person-centred training

Language: English.

Translation: Chinese (if possible?)

Awaiting Description.

 

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Laura Lauko Fernandez: Child-Centered Play Therapy

Language: English.

Translation: Chinese (if possible?)

An open discussion.

 

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Edwin Rutsch: Learn and Practice the Empathy Circle Process (External Zoom Event)

Language: English.

Translation: (Possible repeat session in Chinese, facilitated by attendees?)

Experience the Empathy Circle process in small breakout circles. The process is based on Carl Rogers active listening practice. An Empathy Circle increases mutual understanding and connection by ensuring that each person feels fully heard to their satisfaction. It is the most effective gateway practice for learning, practicing and deepening listening and empathy skills, as well as nurturing an empathic way of being.

For more info see https://bit.ly/LinkedEMovement

You are invited to attend any of the Empathy Cafes.

Also join the 5 week Empathy Circle Facilitator Training. The next training starts Saturday August 6. https://BestEmpathyTraining.com

In preparation see the how to instructions at http://bit.ly/EC-How