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Salon: A Conversation between Carol Rogers and Paul Tillich

Join Bob Edelstein in a salon style, open conversation exploring the ideas shared between Carl Rogers and Paul Tillich. The conversation is taken from Chapter 4 in the book Carl Rogers Dialogues. Paul Tillich was a Christian existentialist philosopher and was one of the most influential theologians of the 20th century. One of his landmark books was, ‘The Courage to Be’. Among other things, Paul focused on the interrelationship of psychoanalysis, existentialism, and religion. In his works, Paul explored the concepts as existential anxiety and the demonic. Carl Rogers was one of the founders of humanistic psychology in the 20th century. He was known for his person-centered approach to psychotherapy. One of his landmark books was, ‘On Becoming a Person’. Among other things, Carl focused on the ability of human beings to be able to direct their own destiny. He emphasized the therapeutic qualities of congruence, empathy, and unconditional positive regard as ways therapists can help the client to be more authentic and to actualize themselves. The ideas shared between Carl and Paul are relevant today in this time of polarization in our local, national, and global societies. Registrants will receive a pdf copy of Chapter 4 from Carl Rogers Dialogues.

Bob Edelstein, LMFT, MFT, is an Existential-Humanistic psychotherapist with over fifty years of experience. He provides individual and couples therapy, as well as consultation, supervision, workshops, and trainings for clinicians and students. He has presented an Existential-Humanistic Training group series for three decades. He is a blogger for Psychology Today and has published articles on the existential-humanistic perspective, including a chapter entitled Frames, Attitudes, and Skills of an Existential Humanistic Psychotherapist in the Handbook of Humanistic Psychology 2nd Edition. He has presented multiple workshops on Existential-Humanistic Psychotherapy, including presenting at the 2nd and 3rd Existential Psychotherapy World Congresses as well as at the Global Existential Summit in January of 2024. Bob is the founder and past president of the Existential-Humanistic Northwest professional organization.

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Jul 20 2024


10:00 am - 12:00 pm