List of Members

We are very grateful and honored with the participation of each person who is part of this Committee. We are convinced that they will contribute valuably to build a coherent programme of academy activities which stimulates all of us to reflection and growth.

Elizabeth Freire (President)


Doctor in Psychology (Ph.D), is a clinical psychologist and person-centred therapist. She is Lecturer in Counselling and Programme Director of the PgDip/Msc in Person-Centred Counselling at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland.mEditor of the journal Person-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapies (PCEP). 

Alberto Segrera


Degree in Psychology. Professor Emeritus at the Universidad Iberoamericana in the City of Mexico. Educator and counselor. Creator of the International Forum on the Person-Centered Approach. Founder and director of the International Archives of the Person-Centered Approach. He was a member of the Board of the World Association of Person-Centered Psychotherapy, Experiential Therapies and Counseling.

Ester Lipszyc


Educational psychologist (USAL). Psychological Consultant (Holos). Teacher and trainer of Counselors. Supervisor and Trainer of Supervisors from the ECP. Former rector of Holos Institute. Personal Development Processes facilitator for 19 years. Work with individuals, couples and groups. Institutional counseling in educational and work areas.

Elena Frezza


She introduced the Focusing in Argentina Co - founder of "Holos Argentine Center of Humanistic Psychology and Counseling" Honorary Director "Holos Capital". Founder and Director of "Focusing Institute Argentina". Certifying Coordinator (1996) and Member of "The Focusing Institute" New York. Visiting Professor of the University "Adolfo Ibáñez" Chile. Member of the Board of the Focusing Institute International.

Elza Dutra


Psychologist and psychotherapist. Doctor Professor in the Department of Psychology and the Graduate Program in Psychology - UFRN. She does studies in the field of clinical psychology from existential-phenomenological perspective.

Georges Boris


Gestalt-therapist influenced by PCA.  Doctor in Sociology. Master in Education. Professor in Post-Graduation Program of Psychology at University of Fortaleza, Brazil. Chair of APHETO – Laboratory of Psychopathology and Critical Humanistic-Phenomenological Psychotherapy. President and founder member of IPHe-CE – Institute of Humanistic and Phenomenological Psychology of Ceará.

Jean-Marc Radin


Psychological studies in the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. Training in CCT and PCA from the PCA International Institute. Private practice since 1994. Teaching in several schools for social workers. Board member WAPCEPC 2006-2012. Managing Editor of the journal in French ACP Pratique et recherche since 2005.

Jeffrey Cornelius White


Professor of Counseling at Missouri State University. Adjunct Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis and Doctoral Faculty, University of Missouri-Columbia. Former chair of the board of the World Association for Person-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapy and Counseling and former Editor of the Person-Centered

Jorge Poliak


Physician. Psychotherapist CEPOR graduate. He was coordinator of the Child and Adolescent Department Hospital R. Finochietto and Professor at the CEAM Institute Dra T Reca. Private Practice.. Professor, Director of Scientific Research Department and member of the Department of Neuroscience and the Development Committee, Holos Capital. 

Juan Carlos Lombardini


Doctor in Psychology (Ph.D). Bachelor in Psychology and Normal and Special High School Professor, (UCA). Professor of Models and Theories V: Salutogenic Approach  (UP). Individual and Group psychotherapist with specialization in adolescents and young people. Research and publications about “Paternal Involvement” and “ Development of vital coping skills in adolescents”.

Margaret Warner


Doctor in Psychology (Ph.D).  Client-centered therapist Chicago Counseling and Psychotherapy Center. Doctorate in Behavioral Sciences from the Committee on Human Development of the University of Chicago. Psychotherapist for over 20 years.Teaching courses in client centered therapy, group therapy,  and severe psychopathology.  She has published and lectured internationally on Person-Centered Psychotherapy. Founding member of the WAPCEPC.

María Elsa Salvidio


Counselor specializing in Personal Development and Focuser. Teacher and supervisor.  Former President of the Argentine Counselors Association.  Currently  she coordinates its research area and co-directs its publication, New Option.

Lidia Fogliati


Degree in Psychology. Graduate Teaching at the Faculty of Psychology, University of Buenos Aires, Obstetric psycho-prophylaxis module in the Interdisciplinary Program of the Surgical Psychoprofilaxis Updating. Instructor in Obstetrics Psiychoprofilaxis, NATAL System. Member of Committee WAPCEPC. Co-editor of the newsletter and contact person for Latin America.

Luis María De Nicola


Psychologist. Psychotherapist, Counselor, supervisor and Group facilitador. Private and institutional practice Person-centered mode. Tertiary-University professor. Training psychologists, doctors, counselors, educators and social workers. Organizer, exhibitor and participant in meetings, forums, conferences: Argentines, Latin Americans and globals. Papers: practice-theory from P. C. A. in openness to new visions.

Ricardo Valdettaro


Psychiatrist and psychotherapist from the Person Centered Approach.  Neuropsychiatric Hospital José Estevez, chief in the psychiatric room and    Associate Director until retirement. Professor of residents and Jury for the award of specialty titles. Private practice. Official psychiatric expert. 

Ricardo Toledo


Counselor, Focusing trainer, corporal therapist. He founded and directed the School of Psychocorporal  Counseling. He introduced the Hakomi Method in Argentina. Nonviolent Communication Training with Rosenberg. Form counselors in Buenos Aires and Cairo. Master Zen Buddhist community Southwind. Maitreya Foundation President.

Silvia Jáuregui


Psychotherapist. Groups coordinator. -Professor of the National University of Mar del Plata. Founder and Director of Post-Graduate Training in Person-Centered Approach. Director of various Theses and Research Papers.Director, Center for Humanities and Social Activities (CAHS) Publications. Doctorate

Margarita Mostany


Professor of Language, Literature and Methodology of the Study. PCA Counselor graduated in 1993 Focusing Trainer in 1999. Transpersonal Training in 2007. Private practice. Teacher, supervisor and facilitator of workshops.