34th Annual Conference “Peace Within and Peace Between”

The ADPCA Conference is a unique way to experience and learn about the PCA (Person-Centered Approach) and CCT (Client-Centered Therapy). It happens annually and aims to provide opportunity for self and professional development in an atmosphere where participants can freely express themselves. The experiential side of the conference combines daily large community meetings (encounter groups) and regular small groups, both being a central part of the conference. The academic quality is also very present and consists of person-centered practitioners, trainers and students from different cultural and professional backgrounds sharing workshops, presentations, discussion groups and/or practical demonstration sessions. At the conference, we also have ADPCA Business Meetings where matters related to the Association are openly addressed, discussed and decided in a democratic way. ADPCA does not have a hierarchical structure like in traditional associations, so all members have the right to share their views and equally have a say in the decision making process. The annual Business Meetings are where official functional decisions regarding the association are made. Non-members participating in the conference are also welcome to join these meetings.

You find below news about our next conferences and details of past events.

2019 Conference

The 34th Annual Conference for the Association for Development of the Person-Centered Approach

Peace Within and Peace Between

July 24-28, 2019

Kutztown, Pennsylvania
United States

Download the Conference Program or Brochure or BOOK NOW! 

Email:  cohen@kutztown.edu 

Call for Papers/Presentations at the 34th Annual Conference – 2019



Presentation proposals may also be sent via e-mail to cohen@kutztown.edu

Proposals are due by March 15, 2019

Past Conferences

  • 2018 Atlanta, GA, USA
  • 2017 Chicago, IL, USA
  • 2016 Las Vagas, USA, with a parallel event in Nottingham, England
  • 2015 Chicago, IL, USA
  • 2014 Nottingham, England
  • 2013 Caldwell, NJ, USA
  • 2012 Savannah, GA, USA
  • 2011 Chicago, IL, USA
  • 2010 Rochester, NY, USA
  • 2009 Kutztown, PA, USA
  • 2008 Las Vegas, NV, USA
  • 2007 New York, NY, USA
  • 2006 Fargo, ND, USA
  • 2005 Warwick, England
  • 2004 Anchorage, AK, USA
  • 2003 Albi, France
  • 2002 Cleveland, OH, USA
  • 2001 Manchester, England
  • 2000 La Jolla, CA, USA
  • 1999 Ruston, LA, USA
  • 1998 Norton, MA, USA
  • 1997 Las Vegas, NV, USA
  • 1996 Kutztown, PA, USA
  • 1995 Tampa, FL, USA
  • 1994 Evanston, IL, USA
  • 1993 Maryville, TN, USA
  • 1992 Redwood City, CA, USA
  • 1991 Coffeyville, KS, USA
  • 1990 Hebron, CT, USA
  • 1989 Athens, GA, USA
  • 1988 New York, NY, USA
  • 1987 La Jolla, CA, USA – Concurrent Meeting with the 3rd International Forum of the PCA
  • 1986 Chicago, IL, USA


Jun 24 - 28 2019


8:00 am - 6:00 pm
ADPCA (Assn. for the Development of the Person-Centered Approach)


ADPCA (Assn. for the Development of the Person-Centered Approach)
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