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In keeping with our principles and goals, an international PCE Conference (formerly known as ICCCEP - International Conferences on Client-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapy)  takes place every two years and they offer wonderful opportunities for person centered and experiential practitioners and academics to connect and share latest research.  Conferences are open to both members and non-members.

Each conference is devised, organised and hosted by members, generally with the support of a major professional society, university, or training institute.   The WA Board has no direct involvement in the practicalities however a Board member is usually part of the host’s organising committee.

Members who are interested in organising a future conference: please see the Guidelines for future organisation of the World PCE-Conferences.

  • The conference is international and attracts participants from all parts of the globe and from all orientations and traditions within the PCE world.The PCE conferences are congruent with the principles and aims of the WAPCEPC.
  • The conference theme and invited keynotes reflect the aims and principles of the WA and are relevant to the wide variety of orientations and cultures represented in the PCE world.
  • They offer an opportunity for open, respectful scientific debate and challenge and for scholarly and personal dialogue about philosophy, theory, practice and research in Person-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapy and Counseling, and about its meaning in contemporary society.

Past conferences