I am working as a person-centered psychotherapist and supervisor in private practice in Vienna, Austria. I qualified with a diploma of APG • IPS, Austria, in Person-Centered Psychotherapy in 2013 and Person-Centered Group Psychotherapy in 2016. I have vast organizing experience in various fields: for the past 5 years I have been member of the management board of APG propaedeutic training in psychotherapy in Vienna, Austria. Before I started my psychotherapy training (and after having graduated in translation for English and Italian at the University of Vienna) I worked for many years as management assistant, having been responsible for administration, finance, and HR (in the area of visual arts and construction development –I have already then been used to work with very different persons, in a wide range of issues and fields).
As a member of the Organization Committee of PCE 2018 I became very familiar with organizational matters, had the opportunity to get an idea of WAPCEPC organizational matters and have established a lot of international contacts within the PCE world – and enjoyed working within a committed team.
I am very much looking forward to taking up my new responsibility as chair of WAPCEPC! For me, the person-centered approach is not just a method to be worked with, but a way of being. Due to my commitment to the PCE approach, I want to make my own contribution within a worldwide organization to provide a forum for practitioners and scientists from the PCE world, to promote PCE perspectives and to stimulate dialogue with other psychotherapeutic orientations. It is my personal concern that the PCE world feels represented by WAPCEPC and that the PCE world is represented in the bigger world of therapies and in society.