Leading a good life: The evolving paradigm from the PCE 2006 keynote addresses
This article analyzes and synthesizes the core ideas of the three keynote addresses from the PCE 2006 conference. Bohart (2007) asserted that leading a good life involves "receptive openness, holding constructs tentatively, and adopting a task focus" (p. 21). O'Hara (2007) explained how leading a good life is "psychological capacity-building for a world in transition" (p. 55). Kriz (2007) focused upon the contextual, systemic processes of chaos and actualization to understand the good life, especially in terms of "seriously taking interconnectedness and relationships into account" (p. 30). This author integrates themes of the three presentations to illuminate an evolving paradigm of PCE, including emphasis on the ecological context, dialectics of rationality and intuition, appreciating creativity, living the approach in the world, and fundamental transformation.
Counseling, Leadership, and Special Education
Actualization, Ecology, Formative tendency, Fully functioning, PCE
Cornelius-White, Jeffrey HD. "Leading a Good Life: The evolving paradigm from the PCE 2006 keynote addresses." Person-Centered & Experiential Psychotherapies 6, no. 1 (2007): 61-71.
Person-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapies