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(PCEP) Edited by: Maria Kefalopoulou & David Murphy

We are inviting manuscript submissions for a special issue of Person-Centered and Experiential
Psychotherapies (PCEP) on Qualitative Research in Person-Centered and Experiential
The aims of this special issue are:
 To relate Qualitative Research with Person-Centered and Experiential essentials,
 To understand, with the assistance of the Qualitative Research, different ways of
interpreting phenomena related to the different meanings clients and PCE therapists bring
to their experience,
 To elaborate and deepen knowledge on Person-Centered and Experiential practice as an
effect of Qualitative Research,
 To promote Qualitative Research in Person-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapies
including all forms of qualitative empirical inquiry, advancements in qualitative methods,
and debates about methodology, theory, ethics and practice,
 To enhance reflexivity in the Qualitative Research within Counselling and Psychotherapy and
more particularly in the research methodology and in the experience of interviewing, and
 To invite a critical dialogue on the major significance of Qualitative Research in the field of
Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Types of papers: We are inviting theoretical and research-based contributions. We encourage
authors to critically evaluate Qualitative Research innovations in the field of Counselling and
Psychotherapy and offer a range of different perspectives and methodological understandings of
how Qualitative Research in Person-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapies can be applied
within different settings. We are optimistic that authors will link theoretical developments in Person-
Centered and Experiential Psychotherapies and research to practice in specific interventions. We
finally welcome the authors to explore the impact of humanistic values of Person-Centered and
Experiential Psychotherapies in the Qualitative Research area.
Please contact one of the editors to discuss your proposed paper before May 2020. Maria
Kefalopoulou will be contact editor, contact at Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo.
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 May 15, 2020, with no more than 6000 words. All submissions should be
made online at PCEP's Scholar One site  http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/rpcp.

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Eleccciones del directorio del Board de WAPCEP 2020 - invitacion a nominaciones

De acuerdo a los estatutos de la Asociacion Mundial los miembros individuales y organizacionales de la Asociacion eligen a los miembros del directorio cada dos años.

El administrador de la eleccion del directorio de la WAPCEPC es la responsabilidad de un comité de eleccion independiente, compuesto por 3 miembros: en el presente Florentina Palada /coordinadora), Jeffrey Cornelious-White y Lidia Fogliati. Ellos no son miembros the directorio actual y no son candidatos para el nuevo directorio.

 La eleccion de los miembros del directorios tendra lugar en mayo y junio 2020 y nosotros estamos invitando ahora a que se nominen para el nuevo directorio. (Nota: los miembros individuales votaran on-line y los miembros organizacionales y miembros conjuntos votaran via mail).

El directorio de la WAPCEPC es un directorio ejecutivo. Se ocupa del manejo diario de la WA (asociacion mundal) – la administracion, las finanzas, las psicoterapias centradas en la persona y experienciales, el Journal de la Asociacion Mundial, la membrecia, el sitio web y Encuentro, el newsletter de la WA, y todas las otras tareas que ayuden al desarrollo y avance de los objetivos de la WA.

El directorio refleja la variedad de nacionalidades, culturas y tradiciones del Enfoque centrado en la persona y experiencial, pero no representa ni favorece ningun grupo o interes en particular.

Si usted esta interesado en postularse como candidato, o si quiere nominar a otra persona como candidato, por favor contactese con cualquiera de los miembros del dirctorio para conversar acerca de lo que implica ser un miembro del directorio. Mas informacion acerca de la eleccion y de cómo postularse o nominar a alguien puede encontrarla aquí en el sitio web.

La eleccion del directorio de la WAPCEPC tendra lugar via mail. Por favor envie su nominacion antes del 1º de abril 2020 a Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo. (puede usar el formulario de nominacion adjunto que tambien encontrara en la pagina web)!

Asamblea general 2020

La proxima asamblea general de la WAPCEPC tendra lugar durante el comgreso PCE 2020 Aukland el Martes 2 de julio y el viernes 3 de julio a las 18.30. Todos los miembros estan invitados.

Los miembros individuales y organizacionales pueden enviar sus propuestas para la agenda de la asamblea a Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo.. Vean www.pce-world.org para mayor informacion acerca de la AG y de cómo hacer una propuesta. Les enviaremos invitaciones formales acerca de la AG y la agenda con anticipacion via mail.

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Leif Braaten - Obituary

It's with sadness that I can inform you that our colleague Leif Braaten died 18 May 2018 after just having turned 90.  Leif was professor emeritus from University of Oslo, and began his career as a PhD student with Carl Rogers in the 1950's at University of Chicago. After Chicago he was at Cornell University before he returned to Norway where he worked at University of Oslo. His main areas of interest were person centred therapy, groups and student learning (in groups). He wrote books and papers on these topics. Later the started a private practice where he worked until last year.  In Denmark we had the fortune to invite Leif Braaten several times since 2004 to the Danish Carl Rogers Forum, where he gave lectures and workshops each year for a period. He was our Nordic connection to Carl Rogers and we loved his anecdotes from his time with Carl. He helped to strengthen the person centred tradition in Denmark, that Lisbeth Sommerbeck had energized after the millennium by starting  the Danish Carl Rogers Forum in 2002.  We will always love Leif’s warm and bright presence, humour and this willingness to dare offering him self (byde på sig selv) in the relation. There was all ways a new edge of development when you were with Leif but also support and understanding when it was needed. 

Niels Bagge

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Person-Centered & Experiential Therapies Work

 A review of the research on Counseling, Psychotherapy and related practices

 Book edited  by Mick Cooper, Jeanne Watson and Dagmar Hölldampf

  PCE Works  

This book is the product of a World Association for Person-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapy and Counseling Task Force examining the evidence base for person-centered and experiential counseling and psychotherapy.

Person-Centered and Experiential Therapies Work provides a comprehensive, systematic and accessible review of the evidence base for the approach and the methods and measures by which it can be evaluated. It gives clear evidence for the effectiveness of person-centered and experiential therapies, and is an essential resource for students and practitioners who want to know more about the empirical support for their work, and to promote it with confidence.

Special offer for all members of the World Association for Person-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapy and Counseling:
WAPCEPC member price: £17.00
(UK delivery free, Europe delivery £1.70, Rest of World £3.40)
• To access this offer, click on the following link: WAPCEPC SPECIAL OFFER
• WAPCEPC members can also order by telephone - orders are dispatched to addresses on the membership database. To order call +44 (0)1989 763 900 office hours 09.00 - 17.00hrs.
• This offer is available to WAPCEPC members only. Membership status will be checked.

1. The Effectiveness of Person-Centered and Experiential Therapies: A review of the meta-analyses
Robert Elliott & Elizabeth Freire
2. Effectiveness of Person-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapies with Children and Young People:A review of
outcome studies
Dagmar Hölldampf, Michael Behr & Ina Crawford
3. Effectiveness beyond Psychotherapy: The person-centered, experiential paradigm in education, parenting, and

Jeffrey H. D. Cornelius-White & Renate Motschnig-Pitrik
4. Qualitative Meta-Analysis of Outcomes of Person-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapies
Ladislav Timulak & Mary Creaner
5. Clients as Active Self-Healers: Implications for the person-centered approach
Arthur C. Bohart & Karen Tallman
6. Relating Process to Outcome in Person-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapies: The role of the relationship
conditions and clients' experiencing

Jeanne C. Watson, Leslie S. Greenberg & Germain Lietaer
7. Operationalizing Incongruence: Measures of self-discrepancy and affect regulation
Jeanne C. Watson & Neill Watson
8. Measuring the Relationship Conditions in Person-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapies: Past, present, and
Elizabeth Freire & Soti Grafanaki
9. Researching in a Person-Centered Way
Paul Wilkins
10. Key Priorities for Research in the Person-Centered and Experiential Field: ‘If not now, when?'
Mick Cooper, Jeanne C. Watson & Dagmar Hölldampf

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WAPCEPC statement: Research evidence about effectiveness of PCE Psychotherapy

In November 2006 the Gemeinsame Bundesausschuss, the German clinical advisory body, recommended that patients in Germany with mental health needs should not be reimbursed by health-insurance for receiving person-centered psychotherapy (PCEP).

In support of our colleagues of the GwG, the WA formulated a statement to the German Health Minister, outlining the scientific reasons why this recommendation should be re-considered.

The Health Minister has now rejected the original decision and we look forward to hearing what is going to happen next.

The WA statement was written by Robert Elliott and Jeffrey Cornelius-White in cooperation with Michael Behr and Juergen Kriz.

The full text can be found in GwG Statement

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