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Here you will find information about person-centered and experiential psychotherapies, how to become a member of the organization, our biennial conferences, and the PCEP Journal, now also accessible online to members.

20 January 2023

The Annual Melissa Harte Lecture - Dr Maureen O'Hara.

Saturday 4 Feb 2023 @ 8.00am ASDT (Friday 3 Feb @ 9.00pm GMT)

Growing into Emerging Tomorrows: What Person-Centred and Experiential Approaches Offer a World in Transition - Dr Maureen O'Hara.

The Annual Memorial Melissa Harte Lecture was established to honour the work of Dr Melissa Harte (1959 - 2021 and pay tribute to her contribution to the world of Person Centred Experiential and Emotion Focused Therapy.  Melissa founded the Australian Institute of Emotion Focused therapy in Melbourne and was a vibrant force in the EFT and PCE local and international communities.

Dr. Maureen O'Hara is Professor in the Psychology Department at National University, La Jolla, CA and President Emerita of Saybrook Graduate School, San Francisco. Working with American psychologist Dr. Carl R. Rogers, she helped develop the Person-Centered Approach to psychotherapy and large group process. More recently her writings have examined the relationship between the "big picture" changes underway and internal psychological adaptation. Combining her background as psychotherapist, organizational consultant and futurist, she is a frequent keynote speaker nationally and internationally on the evolution of new ways of being in a changing world. As a specialist in higher education assessment and governance she has served on evaluation teams for the accreditation agencies WASC and DETC.


23 November 2022

In Solidarity with Ukraine

( In Ukranian (українською); in Russian (русский текст); In Spanish (español)) Dear Members of WAPCEPC, The Board witnesses with deep concern the events unfolding in Ukraine. On a personal level, we have valued members of the WAPCEPC community in Ukraine, and we are due to hold our 16th world conference in Lviv in 2024. Our heart goes out to our Ukrainian colleagues and members of our association who are currently under siege, sheltering in fear for their lives. On a global level, the actions of the Russian government are so very far removed from the person-centred values that it is diff...
12 May 2022

PCE-Europe Volunteers for Ukraine List

Dear member organisations, The Board of PCE Europe invites all colleagues who have free resources to join the list of free psychotherapists and counsellors for victims of the war in Ukraine on our website! The list includes both on-site and online support. Not only those directly affected by the war, but also volunteers can get free assistance, such as supervision. With this reference tool for those affected, right on the first page of our website, PCE Europe intends to facilitate mediation between those in need and those who would like to offer support. Let us live up t...
19 March 2022

PCE 2026 Conference - call for proposals

Update: DEADLINE for application is until May, 01! Greetings all members!  The Board of WAPCEPC invites Organisational members and/or National groups of members to prepare proposals to host the PCE2026 Conference. The guidelines for hosting a PCE Conference, including the procedure for establishing a venue for the PCE Conference, are available on our website at https://www.pce-world.org/about-us/32-conference-guidlines.html In the proposal to host the next Conference in 2026 the proposal should present the organising team, their competencies in administrative and financial matters ...
27 August 2021

PCE 2022 Conference in Copenhagen!

Dear colleagues. PCE 2022 Conference will take place in Copenhagen July 4-8, 2022. Pre-conference will take place July 2-3. Registration and call for papers will start soon.  Visit the conference web-site! Download the conference flyer!  
29 January 2021

WAPCEPC official registration

The WAPCEPC board is happy to inform you that WAPCEPC has now been registered as a non-profit association in Austria, as of January 2021. Please find the now valid statues and bylaws on our web-site.

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