Eugene Gendlin
Dr. Eugene Gendlin to be awarded
two Lifetime Achievement Awards

If you can't make it to Cambridge, UK in late July, 2016, for the International Focusing Conference, you have two other outstanding options.

Dr. Eugene Gendlin, founder of Focusing and Focusing-Oriented Therapy, will be awarded Lifetime Achievement Awards by two professional organizations in the client-centered and somatic psychology worlds: the United States Association for Body Psychotherapy, and the New York Person-Centered Resource Center. We are hopeful that Dr. Gendlin's health will allow him to attend one or both of these conferences.

We hope you will join us! 

The United States Association for Body Psychotherapy will be granting a Lifetime Achievement award to Dr. Eugene Gendlin this July at their conference in Providence, Rhode Island.

Ann Weiser Cornell, one of the world's leading Focusing teachers, will be accepting the award on Dr. Gendlin's behalf, although we remain hopeful that his health will be good enough for him to attend in person as well. Dr. Cornell has been a student and colleague of Dr. Gendlin from the early days of his teaching Focusing at the University of Chicago. She continues to work and collaborate very closely with him.
Focusing is one of the many body-centered practices featured in this conference. Please check out the details of all the offerings, following the theme of Sexuality and Spirituality, at CEUs for psychologists, social workers, and counselors are available.

   July 20 - 24 in New York City
Dr. Eugene Gendlin will receive a lifetime achievement award at the 2016 PCE Conference in New York. The Planning Committee has been in consistent contact with The Focusing Institute, and they have made visits to sit with Dr. Gendlin at his home and discuss the conference. Dr. Gendlin is very excited about it, and we are hoping that his health will remain in a state that he can attend and receive this award in person. At their last face-to-face meeting Dr. Gendlin seemed inspired by the chance to come and receive this award and have, as he stated, a "scientific" engagement with the conference participants.

Additionally, to honor Dr. Gendlin, two of his colleagues, Lynn Preston and Dr. Kevin Krycka will speak about his life and work, especially in relation to Carl Rogers and the connection between Focusing-Oriented Therapy and the Person-Centered Approach. More information about the PCE Conference is available here.


The 27th International Focusing Conference in 2016 will be held in England in the beautiful old university town of Cambridge. The dates are Wednesday 20th to Sunday 24th July 2016, with a coordinators meeting starting on Monday 18th July. More information.

The 9th Children & Focusing Conference will take place in the surroundings of Athens, by the sea-side, at Cabo Verde Boutique Hotel, Mati, between 26th and 30th October 2016. More information

2017 International Focusing-Oriented Therapy Conference: The fourth gathering of the international community of Focusing-Oriented therapists, will begin June 22, 2017 at the Garrison Institute in Garrison, New York, one hour north of New York City, and end on Sunday, June 25, 2017. More information


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