PCA 2019 (PARIS-DOURDAN)
The XVth INTERNATIONAL FORUM
OF THE PERSON CENTERED APPROACH
First week of October 2019
The XVth International Forum of the Person Centered Approach, hosted by the AFP-ACP (Association Française de Psychothérapie dans l'Approche Centrée sur la Personne) will take place in France for the first time, in the town of Dourdan, near Paris, in the same building where Carl Rogers was invited to lecture during several memorable days during his first journey to France in 1966.
The PCA Forum is an international meeting which takes place every two years all over the world. People from all five continents gather together in the spirit of the Person Centered Approach. It is also a community of human relationships which offers each participant the time and the space necessary to experience person to person encounter more fully, to create new relationships and to invent new ways of being deeply in contact with oneself. Anchored in PCA values, the PCA Forum is a venue for sharing knowledge and personal experience, enriched by reflexion and the participants' own personal research.
In a facilitating climate for participation, commitment and each person's personal expression, there will be plenty of space for a program of seminars, small groups, experiential workshops, lectures, discussions, theoretical reflexion, dancing, festivities, etc. The community group will take place every day and constitutes the principle axe of the week. Around this the Forum's program is structured flexibly so as to facilitate encounters. The non-directive climate is conducive to creativity, investigation and deepening personal development processes.
The PCA Forum is a powerful and vial experience founded on contact, on congruence, on unconditional positive regard and on empathy. It is an incomparable means for approaching, discovering and getting to grips with the Approach founded by Carl Rogers, and also for experiencing it.
The PCA Forum 2019 is organised by the Association Française de Psychothérapie dans l'Approche Centrée sur la Personne (AFP-ACP) – the French national association for the Person Centred Approach. The pilot committee includes representatives from the principal training organisations in France and in French-speaking Europe and is supported by a wide international committee.
The languages spoken at the PCA Forum will be mainly French and English.
Information, prices and the registration process can be found on the Forum's website:
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COUNSELLING PLACEMENT UPDATE
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