Back to Basics and to the Top – Rogers’ Person-Centered Psychotherapy Model
In this series of 5 courses, we provide students a full and comprehensive understanding of the philosophy, theory, and practical aspects of Person-Centered Psychotherapy (PCP) as portrayed by Carl Rogers and Associates. This series is based on the whole process, which Rogers points out as a way to meaningful learning. Crucial elements of psychotherapy will be explored, such as deep listening, empathic listening, and empathic understanding, the nodal points of psychotherapy, the importance of authenticity and congruence, unconditional acceptance, and the concept of empathy. The theory will include the nature of the self, self-actualization, Rogers’ theory of personality, the actualizing tendency, six essential conditions for optimal psychotherapy, and other basics and advanced developments of PCP.
It is an exciting series of courses that we believe will help young psychotherapist students mature and solidify their practice. The experienced psychotherapist may also find opportunities to revive, rekindle and perhaps get new insights about life and work. If one doesn’t love what one does, one is in trouble. We have heard from our course students how they found a new sense of freedom, creativity, resilience, taste, and deep commitment toward their clientele and profession after taking our courses. They have said that “it is invigorating and exciting, and it brings up an awful a lot.” We explore issues about psychotherapy that are generally not talked about in similar training, such as spirituality, diversity, religion, love, and resilience. Through presentations and demonstrations, we encourage learning differently, as we allow for modeling of the master therapist to occur.
Learn from the best! Will Stillwell and Antonio Santos are long time PCA experienced therapists who learned directly from Dr. Carl Rogers himself!