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Person-Centred Psychotherapy and Counselling in Action: Essential Skills and Theoretical Underpinnings

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Mick Cooper
Approx. 6 Hours
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Mar 17, 2023
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This workshop provides counsellors and psychotherapists – both trainees and in practice – with a contemporary, evidence-informed introduction to Carl Rogers’ person-centred theory and practice. The workshop will introduce participants to Rogers’ theory of development and personality, and his understanding of how psychological difficulties can emerge. From that basis, the workshop will go on to introduce the core tenets of person-centred practice – empathy, unconditional positive regard, and congruence – and demonstrate their application in counselling and psychotherapy work. 

The workshop will take a contemporary perspective on person-centred therapy: discussing recent developments in the field, and presenting current research on the approach. Along with input on theory and practice, the workshop will involve self-reflective exercises and videos of practice. This workshop is suited to trainees and practitioners who would like to familiarise themselves with the basics of person-centred therapy, or who would like a refresher on person-centred therapy as it currently stands. The workshop will consist of theoretical input, self-reflection exercises, and whole group exchanges.



This online program is worth 6 hours CPD.



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Mick Cooper is an internationally recognised author, trainer, and consultant in the field of humanistic, existential, and pluralistic therapies. He is a chartered psychologist, and professor of counselling psychology at the University of Roehampton. Mick has facilitated workshops and lectures around the world, including New Zealand, Lithuania, and Florida. Mick’s books include Existential Therapies (Sage, 2017), Working at Relational Depth in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Sage, 2018) and The Handbook of Person-Centred Psychotherapy and Counselling (Palgrave, 2013). His latest work is Integrating Counselling and Psychotherapy: Directionality, Synergy, and Social Change (Sage, 2019).

Mick’s principal areas of research have been in shared decision-making/personalizing therapy, and counselling for young people in schools. In 2014, Mick received the Carmi Harari Mid-Career Award from Division 32 of the American Psychological Association. He is a Fellow of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and the Academy of Social Sciences.


  1. Comprehend the evidence base for Carl Rogers’ person-centred approach.  
  2. Comprehend Rogers’ theory of development and personality.
  3. Comprehend Rogers’ theory of how psychological difficulties can emerge.  
  4. Critically comprehend empathy as a core tenet of person-centred practice.
  5. Critically comprehend congruence as a core tenet of person-centred practice.
  6. Critically comprehend positive regard as a core tenet of person-centred practice.
  7. Recognise person-centred practice.
  8. Identify strengths and weaknesses in person-centred practice.


Background to the person-centred approach 

  • Carl Rogers: Development and influences 
  • Timeline for Carl Rogers 
  • Timeline for the development of the person-centred approach 

Theoretical foundations 

  • Interweaving currents of the person-centred approach 
  • The client-led current 
  • The relational current 
  • The experiential/emotion-focused current 
  • The ethical/political current 
  • Critical exploration of Rogers’ theory of personality and development 

Practice foundations 

  • Competences and measures for the person-centred approach  
  • Empathy 
  • Unconditional positive regard 
  • Congruence 
  • Relational depth 
  • Processes of change 

Person-centred practice in action 

  • Illustration of person-centred practice 
  • Critical discussion of person-centred illustration 
  • Strengths and weaknesses of person-centred therapy in practice 
  • How not to do person-centred therapy: Illustrations 

Target Audience

Participants in this workshop should be counsellors, psychotherapists, counselling/clinical psychologists, or other mental health professionals – either qualified or on an established training course. Practitioners from outside of the UK are very welcome to attend, but you should be fluent in English to get the most from the day.



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