Category: BAPCA 2013

Personal Growth And Societal Impact: The PCA as Ethics, Philosophy and Psychology for Personal and Social Change – Peter F. Schmid

The world faces substantial challenges: from globalization to climate change and the planet’s limited resources, from religious warfare and terrorism to new ways of inter- and intra-national relationships and community, partnership and ‘family’ building – to only name a few.

This calls for a considerable change in the self-understanding of us humans. I am convinced that we have the potential to deal with the encounters ahead constructively, if we indeed understand and approach them as encounters, we have to face and are able to do so.

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Raising Awareness of Aspergers Syndrome: Demonstration and Discussion – Kate Stubbings and Allan Turner

Kate Stubbings

We estimate that 1 in 10 of individual counselling clients is affected (either personally, or through a close relationship) by Autistic Spectrum conditions. For couples counsellors we estimate that this figure climbs to 4 in 10 since it creates so many relationship difficulties. In this demonstration workshop we will first role play the partner of a person with the condition and then the client with the condition. There should also be about 30 minutes of discussion time.

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What Have the Positive Psychologists Ever Done for Us? The Person-centred Approach and Positive Psychology? – Stephen Joseph

Stephen Joseph

Over the last decade the world of psychology science and practice has been changing. One mainstream development that person-centred psychologists need to be more aware of is positive psychology – the science of optimal human functioning and well-being.

The big idea of positive psychology is that we should be interested not only in distress and dysfunction but also in what makes life worth living. Does this sound like a familiar idea? It should.

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