World Association for Person-Centered Counseling and Psychotherapy
An Association for the Science and Practice of Client-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapies and Counseling
The aim of this Association is to provide a world-wide forum for those professionals who have
a commitment to the primary importance in therapy of the relationship between therapist and client,
an essential trust in the experiential world of the client and its centrality for the therapeutic endeavor,
a belief in the efficacy of the conditions and attitudes conducive to therapeutic movement first postulated by Carl Rogers and a commitment to their active implementation within the therapeutic relationship,
a commitment to an understanding of both clients and therapists as persons who are at one and the same time individuals and in relationship with others and with their environment,
an openness to the elaboration and development of person-centered and experiential theory in the light of current and future practice and research.