Organizing Committee

For a couple of years the „Core PCE 2018“, Leonore Langner, Susanna Markowitsch und Michaela Zolles with the support of some colleagues, have pursued the idea of the World Conference 2018 in Vienna. We were so happy in 2014 when Vienna has been elected as venue for 2018! Since then a lot of meetings have taken place with interested persons from the person-centered and experiential Austrian world who have been invited to collaborate with the organization of PCE2018.

As members of the final Organization Committee 2018 we would like to shortly introduce ourselves. The Austrian members are working as person-/client-centered psychotherapists and are furthermore holding various positions within the Austrian training associations APG•IPS und OEGWG.

Leonore Langner BA

Person-centered psychotherapist, group psychotherapist, counselor, supervisor, sound therapist in private practice
On the board of APG•IPS, Vienna (Institute for Person-Centred Studies), on the board of APG,
trainer at Peter Hess Academy (Austrian Institute for Sound-Massage-Therapy).
For many years therapy in geriatric and palliative care units, Pre-Therapy and nonverbal methods with clients in persistent vegetative state
Workshop and lectures.

Susanna Markowitsch

Degree in translation for English and Italian
Vast business experience at middle management level
Psychotherapy in geriatric facilities
For the last years working as person-centered psychotherapist/counselor (individuals and couples)
Group psychotherapist and supervisor
Member of the management board of APG-course „Psychotherapeutisches Propädeutikum“(general introduction to psychotherapy)
Workshops and lectures.

Mairi McMenamin

WAPCEPC Board member: Treasurer role

My name is Mairi and I work as a Person Centred Therapist, Supervisor and Trainer, in Scotland and Europe.
My background is as a nurse, public health specialist, and manager. I have never held a treasurer's role, so a new challenge!
I work within a Person Centred philosophy.
- Post Graduate Diploma in Person Centred Counselling
- Diploma in Counselling Supervision
- Masters of Public Health (MPH)
- MA Social Science

Susanne Mliner MSc

Psychotherapist, therapeutic educator, Trainer for interviewing methods (systemic approach), Outdoor Trainer, counselor for § 95 Abs. 1a AußStrG, Trainer for adult education,

Key activities: child and adolescent psychotherapy, genderspecific psychotherapy; drug counseling, team counseling, workshop/lectures with focus on psychosocial aspects

Mag.a Astrid Pfneisl


Sexual Therapist
Teacher for Philosophy, Psychology, Education and Computer Science
Teacher at the Ballsportgymnasium in Vienna
Astronomic lectures and show production for the Planetarium Vienna since 2002
Lectures as a psychotherapist
Focus of work: single person and couples therapy, adults and teens, sexual therapy, kink-aware professional.

Mag.a Michaela Zolles

Academic consultant for feminist education and politics.
Key activities: individual and couple counseling; genderspecific psychotherapy; process support, counseling and supervising of teams
Workshop/lectures for national and international corporates, institutes and NGOs


Katharina Wurzer BA

Katharina Wurzer studies African Studies and political science at the University of Vienna.
As a student assistant at several departments of the University of Vienna she has been co-responsible for the organization of various (inter)national events.

Since March 2017 it is a great pleasure for her to support the Organizing Committee for PCE 2018.

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