ADPCA Annual Conference

The ADPCA Conference is a unique way to experience and learn about the PCA (Person-Centered Approach) and CCT (Client-Centered Therapy). It happens annually and aims to provide opportunity for self and professional development in an atmosphere where participants can freely express themselves. The experiential side of the conference combines daily large community meetings (encounter groups) and regular small groups, both being a central part of the conference. The academic quality is also very present and consists of person-centered practitioners, trainers and students from different cultural and professional backgrounds sharing workshops, presentations, discussion groups and/or practical demonstration sessions. At the conference, we also have ADPCA Business Meetings where matters related to the Association are openly addressed, discussed and decided in a democratic way. Unlike most traditional associations, ADPCA does not have a hierarchical structure; all members have the right to share their views and have an equal say in the decision making process. The annual Business Meetings are where official functional decisions regarding the association are made. All conference attendees are welcome to participate in the business meetings.

You find below news about our next conferences and details of past events.

ADPCA 2023 Conference

June 28 – July 2, 2023

Amanda Zhang is convening the 2023 Conference online from Beijing, China. You can email Amanda at Click the link for early announcements about planning for the conference, presentations and workshops, time schedule, languages and translation, conference outline, volunteering, and personal statements by the organizing group.

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Past Conferences


  • 2022 Online from Chester, UK
  • 2021 Online from Fleet and Liverpool, UK
  • 2020 Chicago, IL, USA – Due to COVID-19, the annual business meeting was held online.
  • 2019 Kutztown, PA, USA
  • 2018 Atlanta, GA, USA
  • 2017 Chicago, IL, USA
  • 2016 Las Vegas, USA, with a parallel event in Nottingham, England
  • 2015 Chicago, IL, USA
  • 2014 Nottingham, England
  • 2013 Caldwell, NJ, USA
  • 2012 Savannah, GA, USA
  • 2011 Chicago, IL, USA
  • 2010 Rochester, NY, USA
  • 2009 Kutztown, PA, USA
  • 2008 Las Vegas, NV, USA
  • 2007 New York, NY, USA
  • 2006 Fargo, ND, USA
  • 2005 Warwick, England
  • 2004 Anchorage, AK, USA
  • 2003 Albi, France
  • 2002 Cleveland, OH, USA
  • 2001 Manchester, England
  • 2000 La Jolla, CA, USA
  • 1999 Ruston, LA, USA
  • 1998 Norton, MA, USA
  • 1997 Las Vegas, NV, USA
  • 1996 Kutztown, PA, USA
  • 1995 Tampa, FL, USA
  • 1994 Evanston, IL, USA
  • 1993 Maryville, TN, USA
  • 1992 Redwood City, CA, USA
  • 1991 Coffeyville, KS, USA
  • 1990 Hebron, CT, USA
  • 1989 Athens, GA, USA
  • 1988 New York, NY, USA
  • 1987 La Jolla, CA, USA – Concurrent Meeting with the 3rd International Forum of the PCA
  • 1986 Chicago, IL, USA

Conference 2023

Online from China June 28 - July 2


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