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April 21, 2024
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Louise Wilson

Saturday 22nd June 2024

Premier Inn, George Street, Glasgow G1 1YU

 

 
The person-centred approach faces an uncertain future. The therapeutic landscape is hostile and aspects of the approach have been absorbed and reinterpreted by other modalities. The dominance of a diagnostic medical model places the power firmly with ‘expert’ clinicians rather than the individual seeking help. 
 
This workshop will be an opportunity to come together as a community and share our experiences of what it means to be a person-centred therapist today. I will introduce themes from my article ‘A Call to Arms for Person-Centred Therapists’ published in 2023 (link below) and invite dialogue around diagnosis, power dynamics, social context and other aspects that participants find of interest. This article grew from feelings of frustration that person-centred therapy is frequently viewed as passive and ‘not enough’ for individuals in psychological distress. Rogers was radical in trusting the person to direct their own therapy and yet the approach is often misunderstood and underestimated. However, we are not powerless and there is scope for action. Together we can mobilise and connect in order to promote our philosophy and way of being and challenge the current psychological narrative. 
 
 
Louise Wilson is a person-centred counsellor and supervisor working in Edinburgh. She is a member of the Persona Training and Development staff team and a trustee for the Person Centred Association.
 
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/882833999257?aff=oddtdtcreator
 
 
This workshop is one of a new series of PCT Scotland workshops. Each of these is a stand alone event but the series as a whole is designed to develop, enhance and promote understanding of the Approach. Each of the presenters will be attending all the workshops as facilitators of the group process. It is possible to attend any or all of the workshops.
 
The cost of each workshop is:
 
PCT Scotland Members: £50.00 per workshop
Non-members: £70.00 per workshop
 
The price includes a buffet lunch. Please email any dietary needs to Barbara Malinen at bookings@pctscotland.co.uk
 
It is possible to join PCT Scotland and this will reduce the cost of the workshops as well as allow access to other benefits of membership. More information at www.pctscotland.co.uk
 
All of the events will be held at Premier Inn, George Street, Glasgow giving easy access to public transport.
 
Cancellation Policy
 
It will be possible to cancel your booking up to 15 days before each event. After that we will not be able to refund any tickets.
 
 
April 21, 2024
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Terry Daly

Saturday 31st August 2024

Premier Inn, George Street, Glasgow G1 1YU

 
 
This workshop will be a rare opportunity to see a demonstration of David Mearns author of the person-centred counselling in action books. Originally the video was created on a diploma at Strathclyde University used as a teaching tool with students. The video prompted Dave to write a chapter in his book “developing person-centred counselling in action “called “ the quality of presence”.
 
The aim of the workshop will be to give people an opportunity to look at a demonstration of person-centred counselling and then explore reactions and responses. There will also be an opportunity in the workshop small group work to think about our own practice and any questions that the demonstration might raise.
 
The workshop will be facilitated by Terry Daly, who was “the client” in the video and will be answering questions about his experience.
 
This workshop is closely linked to 2 other PCT Scotland workshops being delivered by Louise Wilson (the person-centred approach a call to arms) and Susan Stephen (congruent functioning).
 
Terry Daly; person-centred counsellor, supervisor and trainer working in UK and internationally for over 30 years delivering the person centred approach.
 
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/882835483697?aff=oddtdtcreator
 
This workshop is one of a new series of PCT Scotland workshops. Each of these is a stand alone event but the series as a whole is designed to develop, enhance and promote understanding of the Approach. Each of the presenters will be attending all the workshops as facilitators of the group process. It is possible to attend any or all of the workshops.
 
The cost of each workshop is:
 
PCT Scotland Members: £50.00 per workshop
Non-members: £70.00 per workshop
 
The price includes a buffet lunch. Please email any dietary needs to Barbara Malinen at bookings@pctscotland.co.uk
 
It is possible to join PCT Scotland and this will reduce the cost of the workshops as well as allow access to other benefits of membership. More information at www.pctscotland.co.uk
 
All of the events will be held at Premier Inn, George Street, Glasgow giving easy access to public transport.
 
Cancellation Policy
 
It will be possible to cancel your booking up to 15 days before each event. After that we will not be able to refund any tickets.
 
 
 
 
April 21, 2024
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Susan Stephen

Saturday 9th November 2024

Premier Inn, George Street, Glasgow G1 1YU


 Congruence is at the heart of person-centred therapy. The theory of the approach positions congruence not only as a necessary therapist condition in the therapeutic relationship for change to occur but also as the change that clients experience in the therapeutic process: that is, becoming more congruent. 
Research can test theory in the real world but the results of research must also be tested for fit with real world experiences. In this workshop, I will share a model of congruent functioning that I have proposed as a contemporary reframing of Rogers’ theory (Stephen, 2023). It was developed using data collected on a questionnaire called the Strathclyde Inventory, which Elizabeth (Beth) Freire created as a theoretically-consistent measure of outcome in person-centred therapy. I will explain how my research builds on Beth’s work and how the congruent functioning model developed from it. Together we will reflect and discuss if this proposed model of congruent functioning fits with our experiences of how clients change during person-centred therapy. We will also explore if congruent functioning feels relevant for us as therapists and, if so, what challenges we experience in nurturing this for ourselves. If there is time and interest, we will also look at preliminary evidence about how congruent functioning appears to differ across cultures. 
Susan Stephen is a person-centred counsellor and supervisor based in Glasgow. She is a lecturer in counselling at the University of Strathclyde, Director of the Strathclyde Counselling and Psychotherapy Research Clinic, and a co-editor of the international journal, Person-Centered & Experiential Psychotherapies.
 
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/882836998227?aff=oddtdtcreator
 
This workshop is one of a new series of PCT Scotland workshops. Each of these is a stand alone event but the series as a whole is designed to develop, enhance and promote understanding of the Approach. Each of the presenters will be attending all the workshops as facilitators of the group process. It is possible to attend any or all of the workshops.
 
The cost of each workshop is:
 
PCT Scotland Members: £50.00 per workshop
Non-members: £70.00 per workshop
 
The price includes a buffet lunch. Please email any dietary needs to Barbara Malinen at bookings@pctscotland.co.uk
 
It is possible to join PCT Scotland and this will reduce the cost of the workshops as well as allow access to other benefits of membership. More information at www.pctscotland.co.uk
 
All of the events will be held at Premier Inn, George Street, Glasgow giving easy access to public transport.
 
Cancellation Policy
 
It will be possible to cancel your booking up to 15 days before each event. After that we will not be able to refund any tickets.
 
 
 
March 14, 2024
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Falkirk’s Mental Health Association (FDAMH)
Counsellor/Therapist working with young people, aged 13+ & Parent/Guardians Full Time, 35 hours/week £25,000 - £27,000 per annum, dependent on experience One-year fixed term contract, with the possibility of extended funding.

We are delighted to have been awarded new funding to recruit a qualified counsellor or therapist to join our well-established Counselling Service.
The successful applicant will provide counselling to young people from the ages of 13-18 and their parents/guardians/caregivers, on an individual basis.
The role is a hybrid working model, delivering face to face counselling from FDAMH’s building and remote working to suit the needs of individual clients as required.
If you are qualified to Diploma level in a Counselling therapeutic discipline, with membership of a professional body (COSCA, BACP, BABCP etc) and have experience of counselling people ages 13 years old and over we would love to hear from you.

We will accept applications from all counselling modalities, e.g. humanistic, psychodynamic, CBT or integrative approach.

To apply: https://fdamh.org.uk/about-us/work-with-us/

The deadline for applications is 5th April 2024 at 5pm
March 12, 2024
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World Association for Person–Centered and Experiential Psychotherapy and Counseling

Dear Colleague, 

On behalf of the WAPCEPC's Membership Working Group, we would like to invite you to join two online roundtables and explore with us what belonging to WAPCEPC means to you in 2024. 

  • Sunday 7th April at 06:00 UTC and 14:00 UTC ( 2 sessions to accommodate people from different time zones) 
  • Sunday 2nd June   TBC 
Both our online roundtables will be 90 – 120 mins long. However, you are welcome to attend for as long as you can manage. 

The idea for the online roundtables evolved out of the response to our membership survey. We received very interesting feedback via the survey, a summation can be found here: 

One member's response very much struck a chord with the working group:  what is the soul of the World Association? 

Yes, we have our aims and goals as stated in the organisation's statutes.  However, do these still resonate and represent what people want from the World Association?   

We felt this would be worth discussing in greater depth with the wider membership. This would be the focus of the first roundtable on 7th April – we are calling it the “Soul Goal Roundtable”.   

You can read the aims and goals here: 

For the Soul Goal Roundtable, members of the working group contributed some thematic questions for participants to consider: 

Thinking of your relationship with the association: 
  • What feels too much, too little, or just right?
  • What is missing for you?
  • What would the burden on your heart be?
  • If you were to describe the soul of the association, what would you like it to be 

Please click on this link to register your interest in attending and to receive the Zoom link for 7 April

Members and past members of the association are welcome to the roundtables. 

The second roundtable (Sunday 2nd June) would focus on more practical exploration of some of the suggested ways forward in terms of the membership structure. More information on that will be sent out closer to the time. 

Warm regards, 

Membership Working Group: 

David Blakely, Paul Diaconescu, Stephanie Hutchinson, Kyriaki Kentigkeleni, Leonore Langner, Brendon Murley, Brian Rodgers, Luz Serres Tocagni 

March 12, 2024
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World Association for Person–Centered and Experiential Psychotherapy and Counseling

Dear Colleagues, In case you are not yet aware, registration is now open for PCE 2024 in Athens. 

Please consider joining us there.
https://www.pce2024.com/

The Board is very excited by the richness of the theme and all the possibilities it offers for exploration.
https://www.pce2024.com/this-years-conference-theme/

And the call for papers is also now open
https://www.pce2024.com/format-for-abstracts/

The Board would love to see you in Athens.

Best wishes
WAPCEPC
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March 12, 2024
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 One week that really matters! Set it aside NOW!
Come to Hungary to the Cross-Cultural Communication International Workshop

12-18 August 2024, Pécs, Hungary
www.encounter.hu
The largest, week-long, international PCA event of Hungary - including 41 hours of condensed self-exploration - awaits you for the 13th time since 2009!

REGISTRATION

But what the heck is CCC?
Get acquainted with it!
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Large Groups
For Ági the magical circle of the large group is very precious.
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Small Groups
Kriszti tells us about the intimacy of the small groups.
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Convergent
Dávid thinks its not that bad that once during the week we want.
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Topic Groups
Vanda thinks Topic Groups are colorful and exciting.
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Evenings
Csenge és Balázs believes the evening programs are very important parts of the process. 
February 01, 2024
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For trained counsellors, this short course provides an excellent bridge into adapting your counselling approach to working therapeutically with children and teenagers. The content of the course has been drawn from an existing two-year diploma which has almost completed the process of accreditation with BACP and CPCAB. It focuses on supporting the psychological resilience of the young person and the forward-looking elements of Positive Psychology as core principles of the approach. The methodology is designed to help young people develop the resources needed to deal with present life challenges and feel confident about managing similar challenges in the future. The interventions may extend to psycho-education, social-guidance as well as counselling, with a view to empowering the young person and promoting their self-actualisation processes. 

Course dates: May 18th to November 16th 2024

January 22, 2024
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Are you looking for a tranquil and welcoming space to see clients?  Are you ready to put down roots or grow your practice? 
1 Hillfoot Court in Bearsden is a beautiful, newly refurbished therapy space and is an exciting opportunity to make the space your own or share with a small number of like-minded professionals.  The space has been thoughtfully upgraded to a high standard with additional soundproofing and neutral decor.  If you would like further information please contact me on contact@parkgrovecounselling.co.uk.  
December 03, 2023
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A person-centred counsellor and psychotherapist based in Edinburgh, I am in private practice working in person and online. 

I recently started a Diploma in Supervision course and as part of the course requirements I am planning to start working with supervisees from December 2023. I am offering up to 12 supervision sessions for trainees and qualified counsellors, free of charge. 

In return for your time, I hope you will find working with a supervisor who brings a different perspective, beneficial to your practice and development as a therapist. I look forward to starting this next step in my career with you. 

I am flexible and would be open to exploring with you the days/times that suit your existing commitments. 

In-person work will take place from my practice room in Leith (Edinburgh). 

Please do contact me if you’re interested in working with me, or if you have any questions. 

Iyetomi Adenekan, Person centred counsellor & psychotherapist 
MBACP (Accred) 
07746086928 

November 06, 2023
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Hi I am looking to join or set up a small group for folk who are either diagnosed or self diagnosed as neurodivergent. To talk and share lived experience, share resources and review any interesting articles/ books. Probably meeting up online. Arrangements for meetings and how the group will run to be discussed.
November 01, 2023
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WAPCEPC is excited to invite applications for three new WAPCEPC grants that aim to encourage research and the dissemination of research within the Person Centered and Experiential (PCE) community.

The three grants are:

WAPCEPC General Research Grant: For WAPCEPC members whose research projects are aimed at the investigation of the Person-Centered and Experiential (PCE) approach to stimulate worldwide research activities related to the PCE field. The maximum grant that will be awarded is €2,100.

WAPCEPC Student Research Grant: For WAPCEPC student members whose research projects are aimed at the investigation of the PCE approach. The main purpose of the Grant is to stimulate and support students’ research activities related to the PCE field. The maximum grant that will be awarded is €1,500.

WAPCEPC Translation Grant: For WAPCEPC members who seek an opportunity to translate their writing into English in order to publish in the Association’s Journal (PCEP). The maximum grant that will be awarded is €3,000.

Details about each Grant, including eligibility criteria and the application process, can be found at: https://www.pce-world.org/grants.html

The closing date for applications is Monday 15th January 2024.

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  • PCT Scotland Membership

There's lots of benefits in joining PCT Scotland, including:

  • participate in all PCT Scotland events;
  • receipt of all PCT Scotland mailings;
  • inclusion in the PCT Scotland brochure / website advertising counsellor availability;
  • able to attend and vote at Association meetings;
  • be office bearers of the Association.