Person Centered

Learn about Carl Rogers' way of psychotherapy, education,
and life through our international (English, Russian, Spanish)
 training workshops.

Encounter yourself and others and experience the
person-centered approach

Train with former
colleagues of Carl Rogers

Join co-facilitators Antonio Santos and Will Stillwell
in immersive,15-hr training sessions.


PCP Academy’s mission is to inspire psychotherapists, and others, to greater and more satisfying personal and professional achievement!

Would you like to refresh your therapy practices and thinking, or are you newly entering a people helping profession?‎ We offer courses, lectures, supervision, and psychotherapy (face to face and online) to clients all over the world. We are also a place you can share your experiences and learn with other professionals. Our work can foment new vigor to yourself and your practice through interactive, experiential, Person-Centered psychotherapy courses and lectures.

The directors of PCP Academy, Antonio Santos, and Will Stillwell, are highly-experienced psychotherapists and former colleagues of the late Carl R. Rogers, the developer of Person-Centered Psychotherapy. They believe that healthy, responsible life changes mature outward from a person’s internal resources. A therapist’s personal responsibility for creating successful life-changing therapy concerns what kind of and how to build, inspirational relationships with their diverse client base. Antonio and Will work with Academy participants to discover how to create these inspirational relationships. They utilize deep discussion, shared experiences, and practice of person-centered approaches. The PCP Academy welcomes you to join them!

We invite you to join us here to explore, investigate, study, inquire, learn, share, question and grow your person-centered practice! We have a blog where we post articles and ideas about PCA and PCP, and we look forward to your comments and conversations about them.

Each of our two-weekend modules explores different topics within person-centered psychotherapy. Learn more below:

Module I

The history, nature, and applications of person-centered psychotherapy principles.

Module II

Exploring the depths of relationship between psychotherapists and clients.

Module III

Necessary primary conditions for person-centered psychotherapy and its impact on clients and psychotherapists.

Module IV

Focusing on the psychotherapist and how their personal history and professional life impact psychotherapy.

Module V

Clinical supervision in person-centered psychotherapy – how to use clinical supports and refine one’s way-of-working.

Psychotherapy in the person-centered tradition is not about fixing others but about being there with the other in an environment of trust, caring, profound respect, and empathy. Rogers built his theory and practicum through experience, before naming and defining his theories. This model is the basis of our teaching, as you are guided in experiencing person-centered psychotherapy and its concepts. Through your experiences, you will come to understand these concepts in your own unique way. 

PCP Academy is for we who practice or aspire to practice psychotherapy, individually and in groups, mutually learning through our own experiences, reflections, and practices. Utilizing their whole potential, psychotherapists can rediscover personal strengths in efficiency, skill, and wisdom, becoming an actualizing instrument of change for their client’s benefit. 

We offer courses, lectures, clinical supervision, and psychotherapy face to face and online to clients all over the world. 


Throughout this Person-Centered training, I'm repeatedly returning to the understanding that only in such a group of empathic attitudes and genuine responding does it become possible for me to be congruent, to say to myself and to the group the things that I'm really thinking. And when I'm less defensive, I'm freer to accept others, too. It's a heady thing, this feeling of permission to be yourself with others. I think I've only felt this with those very close to me, and it doesn't happen every day. It's invigorating and exciting and bringing up an awful lot. It's not just me; we're all touched by our trainers' encouragement around finding definitions that make sense to us, as well as dismissing the parts of Rogers's theory that aren't (for lack of a better term)congruent with our worldview. More and more, it's clear to me that one of the more important things distinguishing this training from my experience of school and agency work is that we are treated like people with resources within us, rather than boxes to be filled with information. I've enjoyed several skills-based trainings, and really liked the feeling of getting better at a specific therapeutic style, but this way of learning feels...more important. Little by little, I am stopping to notice whether I'm treating myself and others as people, too.

Pat H.
Academy Participant

This was an incredible experience both professionally and personally. I hope to continue to learn and grow as a person and follow my true self in all that I do.

Academy Participant

It's amazing to see that my goals were met in unexpected ways, and this gives me the freedom to follow who I am.

Academy Participant

In a one-on-one session with Walter, I interpreted what he said, and I cringed at myself. Of course he noticed my mistake of the wrong use of technique. When we processed our interaction in the large group, however, Walter reported that my interpretation was helpful for him. I cannot acknowledge that that's possible. I immediately go to that he's giving me the same thing I gave him: encouragement rather than presence. While we don't always notice the things we're doing well, everybody always knows all about the ways we do things poorly, and when my feelings of inadequacy are met with with false praise, that praise takes me out of the safety of the moment...I stop being able to expose my more vulnerable parts - I begin perceiving a looming threat. (Which, I realize, hours later, is why the technique is important.) We continue with an unstructured discussion moving between thoughts about the experience of the person-centered approach and thoughts about the actualizing tendency. I'm realizing that the question of actualization is hugely consequential. How is it possible that I've never thought about this before? I'm suddenly questioning the way I've been practicing counseling. I'm thinking...

Moira R.
Academy Participant