We are inviting manuscript submissions for a special issue of Person-centered & Experiential Psychotherapies (PCEP) on group psychotherapy
During the last fifteen years not much has been published about PCE group psychotherapy and counseling. Yet many person-centered/experiential colleagues are working with groups. (see survey chapters below). Therefore we want to motivate those of us who are working in that field to write down their theoretical thinking, research findings and rich experience about person-centered/experiential group therapy. We have a special (be it not exclusive) interest in receiving manuscripts about PCE group therapy in different settings (inpatient, outpatient …) and/or with different types of client problems, because it is especially in this domain that our literature is rather scarce. We also hope that practitioners as well as academics will be represented amongst the authors of the papers in the Special Issue.
All papers go through the usual peer-review process for PCEP articles, so revisions may be requested, and acceptance of your paper cannot be guaranteed. Papers should be no more than 7000 words (references included).
Please circulate this invitation to anyone you think may be interested
Survey chapters (with an abundance of references)
Lietaer, G.,& Dierick, P. (1996). Client-centered group psychotherapy in dialogue with other orientations: Commonality and specificity. In R. Hutterer, G. Pawlowsky, P. F. Schmid, & R. Stipsits (Eds.), Client-centered and experiential psychotherapy. A paradigm in motion (pp. 563-583). Frankfurt am/Main: Peter Lang.[For a slightly revised version, see: Lietaer, G., & Keil, W.W. (2002). Klientenzentrierte Gruppenpsychotherapie. In W.W. Keil & G. Stumm (Eds.), Die vielen Gesichter der personzentrierten Psychotherapie (pp. 295-318). Wien/New York: Springer]
Page, R. C., Weiss, J. F., & Lietaer, G. (2002). Humanistic group psychotherapy. In D. J. Cain & J. Seeman (Eds.), Humanistic psychotherapies. Handbook of research and practice (pp. 339-368). Washington, D.C.: APA.
Schmid, P.F., & O'Hara, M. (2007). Group therapy and encounter groups. In M. Cooper, M. O'Hara, P.F. Schmid, & G. Wyatt (Eds.), The handbook of person-centred psychotherapy and counseling (pp. 93-106). Houndmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
By Lisbeth Sommerbeck
We are inviting manuscript submissions for a special issue of Person-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapies (PCEP) on Pre-Therapy.
The goal of this special issue is to promote knowledge and discussion of Pre-Therapy, its areas of application, and the research into Pre-Therapy. We also hope the issue will become a historical issue in honor of the late Garry Prouty, who developed Pre-Therapy.
We are inviting articles that go beyond what has already been written on this topic, that is, we are expecting new material rather than more or less slight variations on what has already been written about Pre-Therapy.
We welcome critical perspectives on Pre-Therapy as well as those that advocate its relevance and value.
Pete Sanders, Lisbeth Sommerbeck and Dion Van Werde (members, resp. coordinator of the Pre-Therapy International Network) will be the guest editors for this special issue.
All submitted papers will go through the usual peer-review process for PCEP articles, so revisions may be requested, and acceptance of your paper cannot be guaranteed.
Articles should be sent by October 1, 2013, with no more than 6000 words.
All submissions should be made online at PCEP's ScholarOne site
Please circulate this invitation to anyone you think might be interested. Many thanks.
Congratulations to the New York group for their successful bid! The New York Person-Centered Resource Center will host the 2016 WAPCEPC conference and General Assembly in New York City, USA. Results of consultation with members are available here. The proposal can be viewed here: Download Proposal
Dear Person Centered and Experiential Friends, We want to thank you for your vote of confidence in our proposal. We officially accept the role of hosting the 2016 WAPCEPC conference here in New York City. We are very excited and the metaphor we keep using is that we feel as if we have been awarded our equivalent of the Olympics. We have a lot of work to do. Thank you, and see you all in Argentina in 2014. Sincerely, Sarton Weinraub Elvira Medus Mark Rodgers NYPCRC.ORG
The summary report of the WAPCEPC 2011 membership
survey is now available here.
The World Association for Person-Centered & Experiential Psychotherapy & Counseling (WAPCEPC) has now been formally in existence for over 10 years. In that time it has steadily grown in membership, both individual and organisational, developed a scholarly, peer-reviewed journal indexed by PsycINFO and EBSCO, and continues to seek ways to connect PCE practitioners, researchers and theorists across the world.
Now, we think it is important to find out what encourages individuals and organisations to join the Association. We also want to know the reason(s) why people decide to stop subscribing or to not join the WAPCEPC in the first place.
This online survey is available to complete now and will be open until the end of October 2011. It is in a user friendly format that will take only few minutes to complete. No personal data is requested and the information that you give us will be treated with strict confidentiality and anonymity, and used only for the purposes of the board to gain understanding of the thoughts, ideas and wishes about the WAPCEPC held by people within the international PCE community. All the responses will remain anonymous and nothing will be traceable back to yourself as we will not be collecting emails, names or IP numbers for the study. If you would like further information about this survey, please contact us at survey @ pce-world.org.
Please do take the time to fill in the survey. It will help the WAPCEPC in planning for its future.
The WAPCEPC Board