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17 December 2022

The war next to our door - our pain and suffering of being in conflict

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APG•IPS invites you to an International Online Workshop with 


The war next to our door - our pain and suffering of being in conflict

As human beings, and as psychotherapists who value empathy, compassion, and the promotion of humanistic change, we are enormously challenged when we come face to face with senseless violence and wars, and the hate that fuels them. Though we are unique, we share some deep universal responses like fear, outrage, powerlessness, grief, and more.  

What can we draw on from our person centered theory and practice to be of real help to us? My short answer is we have a lot, but we'll cover as much as we can. 

Our time together will include the following:

  • Some introductory remarks about our pertinent theory and practice, drawn from my work at the intersection of the person centered approach and social engagement.
  • Viewing selected video clips exploring the experience of hate both what it does to us and for us, and what it means to get "Beyond Hate". Masterful journalist, Bill Moyers interviews Noble Peace Prize winners and others whose lives were damaged by targeted hatred.
  • Discussion at multiple points along our exploration.

The format will be guided by the needs and preferences of the group as we meet, and the reality of living with the war next to our door. The workshop will be held in English.

Carol Wolter-Gustafson received her Ed.D. from Boston University. Since her first workshop with

Carl Rogers in 1978, she has created student-centered courses in psychology and philosophy at Lesley University, Cambridge, Massachussetts; courses on Gender and Power as Visiting Professor at Universidad Iberoamericana, in Mexico City and at Temenos, in Sheffield, UK. She has made presentations and lectures and led workshops in the USA, Mexico, Europe, Russia, and Japan, on reconceptualizating the body-mind split to help create more fully-functioning persons. She has organized conferences for the Association for the Development of the Person-Centered Approach. Carol maintains a Client-Centered practice in Boston. 


Saturday, December, 17, 2022, 1 pm – 9 pm (CEST)   


Online (Zoom) – You will receive the Zoom Link on December 16, 2022.




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Please contact Bettina Fleischmann for any questions.

Participation Fee: EURO 120 (for members and students of APG•IPS EURO 90)

Registration and payment deadline:

Please transfer the participation fee to the bank account by November 18, 2022 at the latest: 


Diefenbachgasse 5/2, 1150 Vienna, Austria

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Credits: In accordance with the Austrian Psychotherapy Act and the advanced training guidelines of the Federal Ministry (advanced training obligation), 10 work units can be credited.