Workshops

List of Intended Workshops.

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

NOTE: the present DRAFT schedule is given below the details.
New, unconfirmed workshops appear at the top.
Latest schedule update (Tue 09.00 BST)

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Activity

 

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吴今,刘懿亿: 会前会心团体(汉语)|| Jin Wu, and Yee Liu: Pre-conference Encounter Group (Chinese)

Language: Chinese.

Translation: None.

这是一个没有带领者的会前会心团体。欢迎所有人参加,但使用语言是汉语。不提供英语翻译。

This is an un-facilitated encounter group. Everyone is welcome. However, the “official language” will be Chinese. No translation/interpretation will be provided.

 

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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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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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Marjorie Witty & Carolyn Schneider: Honoring the work of Art Bohart

Language: English.

Translation: To be recorded for screening with Chinese Subtitles

Reflections on his contributions to person-centered theory and practice. A review of major contributions.

 

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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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Jo Cohen, Edgardo Riveros, and Isaiah Smola: A Discussion of Carl Rogers’, “The Loneliness of Contemporary Man as seen in “The Case of Ellen West”.”

Language: English (?)

Translation: Chinese (?)

We present a brief synopsis of Ellen West’s therapy, and Rogers’ (1958) view that person-centered therapy may have prevented West’s ultimate, tragic death by suicide. Rogers hypothesized that West would have grown to be a more fully functioning person if the therapist had been more genuine, empathic, accepting, and valuing of West’s self-actualization potential. Examples are given of the sorts of problems and wishes West had in relationship to significant others and society. Participants will discuss their views on whether and how a therapy relationship grounded in PC attitudes might have aided West to develop a sense of hope, self-worth, positive self-schema, and deeper and more meaningful interpersonal relations with self and others. We will consider if and how diagnosing, analyzing, interpreting, and using other objectifying communications contributed to disconnecting West from their organismic experience and true self. Would a humanistic, phenomenological therapy have supported a more life affirming result for Ellen West? The interest in the case is multifaceted and multidimensional, and both personal and professional.

The experiential Paradigm of the Implicit offers us a possible solution.

 

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Margaret Warner & Jonathan Katz, Psy. D.: Person-Centered Therapy on the Spectrum

Language: English.

Translation: Chinese.

I would like to have a presentation and discussion on “Person-Centered Therapy on the Spectrum”. A number of clients/friends who have described themselves as “on the spectrum”, or having Asperger’s syndrome”, or being diagnosed as having “high functioning autism”, have described having difficult, hurtful, even traumatic experiences in therapy. I am wondering if this might be another form of what I have called “difficult process”-i.e. a way of processing experience that is often difficult for therapists or clients or both, but which can open to highly productive work in client-centered therapy when therapist understands the experience of their clients and ways to convey empathy that connect for their clients. I would like to present very briefly, describing my own experiences with these client/friends and then open to group to discussion of others’ experiences.

 

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

Language: English

Translation: None

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 in 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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Art Bohart: Empathic Witnessing

Language: English (Chinese Translation of main presentation to be separately broadcast)

Translation: Chinese (Discussion section only)

It is an axiom of person-centered therapy that therapy can help without giving the client guiding information (advice, interpretation, techniques). One of the best examples of this is empathic witnessing. Sheer empathic attention of one person to another, “witnessing” their distress and struggles, can be therapeutic. Many therapists have had the experience of a client coming, talking for an hour while the therapist said very little, and leaving feeling satisfied and helped. The question to be explored in this presentation is why. In order to answer this question I will turn to the client’s side of the interaction and explore how clients’ experience of empathic witnessing helps them mobilize their own potential for growth. I will consider research on expressive writing and self-disclosure. One implication of the phenomenon of empathic witnessing is that not trying to help is helpful. I will look at examples of where not trying to help is therapeutic and explore why this may be so. Next, I will look at how not trying to be helpful provides room for client agency. Finally, I will examine both the presence of the client and the presence of the empathic witness as contributors to growth. I will conclude by relating this to person-centered therapy. Attendees and I will then discuss empathic witnessing.

 

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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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Dr. Amanda Goldman & Patrick Noonan: 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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Seb Heid: Working with the experience of power in the moment

Language: English (?)

Translation: To be recorded for screening with Chinese Subtitles

When it comes to power most theories (coming from a social perspective) focus on aspects of power that are more or less stable and situate people in a social hierarchy. This leads to the typical discussions of role power, historical power, etc. These theories tend to focus on “the thumb on the scales”, i.e. intricate, often subconscious, factors (relating to status, hierarchies, privileges, etc.) that influence a situation. Coming from a psychological process philosophy perspective, I am interested in how that plays out in concrete situations for the individuals involved.

In this workshop I want to focus on how power is experienced in the here and now, moment by moment in personal interactions. I want to introduce the idea of a distinction between structural power and process power and throw a light on how power is exercised and experienced in personal interactions. I will present a basic conceptual model about different factors in play in our  moment by moment experience/processing of power and how this relates to person-centred ideas of helping.

We will look at various situations from a banal passing of people on the pavement to complicated situations involving the interaction of counsellor and client in the counselling room, and discuss how the model can be used to make sense of and influence the power dynamic in a situation.

 

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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?)

Edwin and his team will be ready to welcome you in their zoom room – https://zoom.us/j/9896109339

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

 

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Laura Lauko Fernandez: Child-Centered Play Therapy

Language: English.

Translation: Chinese (if possible?)

An open discussion.

 

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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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Sanmin Tan: Beyond Sculpture Therapy: A path of knowing and transforming

Language: English.

Translation: Chinese.

This workshop will show a journey of investigating the combination of clay sculpting, and therapeutic and educational elements.

 

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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 of person-centred art therapy to promote relational depth

Language: English.

Translation: Chinese (tbc)

Relational depth is a term used to describe a deep and authentic connection between counsellor and client that can be experienced as significant and pivotal, and which can help to promote the therapeutic process. I have found that working with art can promote relational depth in therapy and can also promote a deeper connection with oneself, which can be an important aspect of person-centred training. In this workshop I will offer participants the opportunity to engage in a creative arts exercise to explore this concept experientially.  I will share my experience using case study examples to illustrate, I will explore from a theoretical perspective some of the reasons why I believe this occurs and will invite discussion. Please bring some basic art materials or have a digital drawing app to use during the experiential exercise..

 

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APA Awards (External Zoom Event - SEPARATE REGISTRATION REQUIRED, Free)

Language: English.

Translation: (? – separate system required?)

This is an external event which may be of interest to many. Awards being made to Alberto Zucconi, Margaret Warner and others.

Sunday July 31, 2022 1 PM – 3 PM Eastern Time 10 AM PT | 11 AM MT | 12 PM CT | 7 PM Rome

Register for the Zoom Link at https://tinyurl.com/SHP22HeritageAwards

APA

 

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吴今,刘懿亿,李佳翔: 共情倾听演示 || Jin Wu, Yiyi Liu, and Jiaxiang Li: Listening Demonstrations in Chinese

Language: Chinese.

Translation: None.

共情倾听演示加讨论,具体进行方式由参与者共同讨论决定。活动使用汉语,不提供英语翻译。

Empathic listening demonstration(s) will be followed by open discussion. The presenters and participants will decide collaboratively how to organize the event.

 

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吴今,刘懿亿: 咨询中的性少数议题 || Jin Wu, and Yiyi Liu: Counseling and Sexual Minority Issues

Language: Chinese.

Translation: None.

这是一个关于咨询中各种与性少数人群有关议题的开放式讨论。使用汉语。不提供英语翻译。

This is a round-table discussion on issues related to sexual minorities in counseling. The discussion will be in Chinese. No English translation will be provided

 

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Jin Wu, and Yiyi Liu: Consultation for a comprehensive person-centered therapy training program || 吴今,刘懿亿: 为以人为中心系统培训项目寻求专业指导(英语)

Language: English.

Translation: None.

We are seeking consultations from all colleagues for a two-year person-centered counseling training program that we are developing. The program’s targeted participants are counselors in China. This discussion will be in English.

为正在设计之中的以人为中心咨询系统培训项目寻求同行指导。欢迎大家参加。不过讨论使用英语,不提供汉语翻译。

 

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(to be finalised) Yiyi Liu: Theoretical re-thinking in how empathy cure || 刘懿亿: 对共情疗愈作用的理论思考

Language: English & Chinese.

Translation: By presenter.

The presenter will share his re-thinking on how empathy cure based on his reading of person-centered theorists such as Margaret Warner, Eugin Gendlin, and Fred Zimmering. The presenter will provide translation between English and Chinese.

发言者在学习几位以人为中心理论家对共情疗愈作用的的基础上,提出自己对这个问题的思考。发言者也将提供中英互译。

 

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吴今: 关于心理咨询督导的圆桌讨论 || Jin Wu: A round-table discussion on person-centered clinical supervision

Language: English & Chinese.

Translation: By Presenter.

督导是咨询职业的有机成分。一些以人为中心咨询师不喜欢传统督导中的权力关系。我本人在过去几年里在美国和中国都做了一些临床督导工作。希望在这个活动中与同行一起分享各自在督导方面的经验与想法。活动中我提供中英互译。

Clinical supervision is an intricate part of counseling and psychotherapy. Some person-centered therapists do not like the power dynamics in traditional supervision and would rather call it consultation. For the last several years, I have increasingly involved in clinical supervision, both in the US and China. I would like to get together with colleagues and share our experience in and thoughts on supervising counselors/therapists from person-centered perspectives. And I will provide translation between Chinese and English.

Existing DRAFT schedule (workshops only – see main page for the full schedule) – apologies for poor layout, this is a work in progress soon to be integrated with the details above.

Schedule error corrected – BST times only – the APA Presentations actually start at 18.00 BST

Latest schedule update (Tue 09.00 BST) – CDT added, pre-conference times, Sanmin and Margaret slotted in

Schedule v4