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John K. Wood   +  August 22, 2004                            

John Wood 1934 - 2004

John K. Wood has died in Brazil.  He had Hepititis C and his immune system was damaged enough so that pneumonia was able to end his life.  He died this afternoon, August 22, 2004.

They are having his wake tonight, August 23, and a funeral tomorrow.  His son Stan's email is

(note by Charley O'Leary)

John Wood worked together with Carl Rogers, co-wrote some papers with him (see below) and together with Natalie Rogers and Maureen O’Hara they got engaged in large person-centered groups  In his later years John Wood became interested in ecological and community preservation.
(For his work see [in German:] Schmid, P.F., Personzentrierte Gruppenarbeit, Bd. I. Cologne (EHP) 1994, pp.76-79; Bd. II, pp. 45 & 321-352)

An obituary by Charles O'Leary can be found in Person-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapies 3,3 (2004) (English) and in PERSON 2 (2004) (German). Die deutsche Übersetzung finden Sie auch hier.


ROGERS, CARL / WOOD, JOHN K. (1974), Client–centered theory. Carl Rogers, in: Burton, Arthur (ed.), Operational theories of personality, New York (Brunner/Mazel) 1974, 211–258

WOOD, JOHN K. (1977), The people of course. A sketch of consciousness in community. From a talk given in Rio de Janeiro, January 1977 [article available at Carl Rogers Memorial Library]

BOWEN, MARIA V. / JUSTYN, JOANNE / KASS, JARED / MILLER, MAUREEN / ROGERS, CARL / ROGERS, NATALIE / WOOD, JOHN KEITH (1978), Evolving aspects of person–centered workshops, in: Self and Society, London, 6,2 (1978) 43–49

BOWEN, MARIA V. / MILLER, MAUREEN / ROGERS, CARL / WOOD, JOHN K.(1979), Learnings in large groups. Their implications for the future, in: education 100,2 (1979) 108–116; also in: A way of being. New York (Houghton Mifflin) 1981

ROGERS, CARL / WOOD, JOHN K. et al. (1983), Em busca da vida. Da terapia centrada no cliente a abordagem centrada na pessoa, São Paulo (Summus Editorial) 1983, 189 pp.

WOOD, JOHN K. (1980), Excerpts from person–centered group therapy, CSP 1980 [article available at Carl Rogers Memorial Library]

WOOD, JOHN K. (1980), Organization I & II. Notes on organizational process for Carl Rogers and Associates, 1980 [article available at Carl Rogers Memorial Library]

WOOD, JOHN K. (1980), Person–centered group therapy, in: Gazda, G. (Ed.), Basic approaches to group psychotherapy and group counseling, Springfield (Thomas) 1980; 1982

WOOD, JOHN K. (1982), „Isn't a group supposed to make you feel good?“, in: Journey 1,2 (1982) 1.6f

WOOD, JOHN K. (1982), Person centered group therapy, in: Gazda, G. (Ed.) Basic approaches to group psychotherapy and group counseling, Springfield, IL (Charles Thomas Publisher) 1982

WOOD, JOHN K. (1984), Communities for learning. A person–centered approach, in: Levant, Ronald F. / Shlien, John M. (Eds.), Client–centered psychotherapy and the person–centered approach, New York (Praeger) 1984, 297–316

WOOD, JOHN K. (1984), When two are together, you have a unity, in: Segrera, Alberto S. (Ed.), Proceedings of the First International Forum on the Person–Centered Approach, Mexiko (Universidad Iberoamericana) 1984, 943–976; orig. CSP 1982 [article available at Carl Rogers Memorial Library]

WOOD, JOHN K. (1985), Efeito de grupo, in: Estudos de Psicologia, 2,2&3 (1985) 5-19

WOOD, JOHN K. (1986), Contribution to: Roundtable discussion: What is most essential to the continued development of the theory and application of the person–centered approach?, in: PCR 1,3 (1986) 350f

WOOD, JOHN K. (1986), Efeito de pessoa, in: Estudos de Psicologia, 3,1 (1986) 43-59

NELSON, A. E. / FUCHS, N. R. / MEADOR, BETTY D. / ROGERS, CARL / WOOD, JOHN KEITH (1986), An experiment in self–determined fees, in: Estudos de psicologia 3,1 e 2 (1986) 5–22

WOOD, JOHN K. (1987), Dimensões de grandes grupos, in: Estudos de Psicologia, 4,1 (1987) 134-142

WOOD, JOHN K. (1987), Outros aspectos criativos de psicoterapia, in: Estudos de Psicologia, 4,2 (1987) 55-68

WOOD, JOHN K. (1987), Mais principios de aprendizagem centrada na pessoa, São Paulo (Cadernos USP, Universidade de São Paulo) 1987, 27-43

WOOD, JOHN K. / O'HARA, MAUREEN (1987), Mastery of the dream, 1987

WOOD, JOHN K. (1988), Contribution to: Roundtable discussion: Why do you think there are so few person–centered practitioners or scholars considering that literally thousands of persons throughout the world attest to the enormous impact Carl Rogers has had on their personal and professional lives?, in: PCR 3,3 (1988) 382–388

WOOD, JOHN K. (1988), Menschliches Dasein als Miteinandersein. Gruppenarbeit nach personenzentrierten Ansätzen, Köln (Edition Humanistische Psychologie) 1988, 350 S.; orig.: American (manuscript)

WOOD, JOHN K. (1988), Rachel Lea Rosenberg, in: PCR 3,2 (1988) 241–243

WOOD, JOHN K. (1988), Toward a theory of the person–centered approach, in: 1st ICCCEP, Book of Abstracts, Leuven (Acco) 1988, 140

WOOD, JOHN K. (1988), Why are there so few person-centered practitioners?, in: PCR 3,3 (1990) 382-388

WOOD, JOHN K. (1989), Contribution to: Roundtable discussion: Should the Person–Centered Review increase its emphasis on theory and research or the practical application of its articles?, in: PCR 4,2 (1989) 221f

WOOD, JOHN K. (1990), A summer of persons. A history and significant learnings from the development phase of person-centered approach large group workshops, 1974 – 1980, manuscript 1990

WOOD, JOHN K. (1990), Acts of will. The life and work of Otto Rank. A book review, in: PCR 5,4 (1990) 483-488

WOOD, JOHN K. (1990), Research or practical applications: Which is most important?, Contribution to: Roundtable discussion: 1. What are the greatest contributions of client–centered theory and practice to the field of psychotherapy? 2. What modifications in client–centered theory and practice are most essential to the evolution and effectiveness of the client–centered psychotherapy?, in: PCR 5,4 (1990) 475–477

WOOD, JOHN K. (1990), Everything and nothing: Client–centered therapy. The person–centered approach and beyond, Brazil (manuscript, privately published text) 1990

WOOD, JOHN K. (1991), Dimensões dos grandes grupos. in:Brandão, D.M.S. / Crema, R. (Eds.), Visão holistica em psicologia e educação, São Paulo (Summus Editorial) 1991

WOOD, JOHN K. (1994), A rehearsal for understanding the phenomenon of group, in: PCJ 1,3 (1994) 18–32

WOOD, JOHN K. (1992), Afterword: Not as good as believed, better than imagined, Jaguariúna (manuscript) 1992 [English version of an afterword to a Brasilian edition of articles by Rogers]

WOOD, JOHN K. (1994), From the person–centered approach to client–centered therapy. What do some sixty years of experience suggest?, keynote lecture, 3rd ICCCEP, Gmunden 1994; v. a. in: 3rd ICCCEP, Book of Abstracts, Gmunden 1994, 114; cf. Wood 1996

WOOD, JOHN K. (1994), A Rehearsal for Understanding the Phenomenon of Group, in: PCJ 1,3 (1994) 1832

WOOD, JOHN K. (1994), Abordagem centrada na pessoa, Vitoria, Brazil (Editora Fundação Ceciliano Abel de Almeida. Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo) 1994, 313 pp.

WOOD, JOHN K. (1994), The Person–Centered Approach's greatest weakness: Not using its strength, in: PCJ 1,2 (1994) 69–78; corrected version in: PCJ 1,3 (1994) 96–105

WOOD, JOHN K. (1994), Wie funktioniert Therapie?, in: Gestalt Kritik 1 (1994) 29-30 (Köln: Edition Humanistiche Psychologie)

WOOD, JOHN K. (1995), The Person-Centered Approach. Toward an Understanding of its Implications, in: PCJ  2,2 (1995) 18-35

WOOD, JOHN K. (1996), The Person-Centered Approach. A case example, in: Organization Development Journal 14,1 60-63

WOOD, JOHN K. (1996), The Person–Centered Approach. Toward an understanding of its implications, in: Hutterer, Robert / Pawlowsky, Gerhard / Schmid, Peter F. / Stipsits, Reinhold (Eds.), Client–Centered and Experiential Psychotherapy. A paradigm in motion, Frankfurt/M. (Peter Lang) 1996, 163–181; orig. From the person–centered approach to client–centered therapy. Toward a psychology, keynote address 3rd ICCCEP, revised version, Jaguariúna (manuscript) 1994; cf. Wood 1994

WOOD, JOHN K. (1997), Afterword. The Person-Centered Approach. Not as good as believed, but better than imagined, in: PCJ 4,2 (1997) 1f

WOOD, JOHN K. (1997), Harmony, in: PCJ  4,1 (1997) 6f

WOOD, JOHN K. (1997), Notes on Studying Large Group Workshops, in: PCJ  4,2 (1997) 65-77

WOOD, JOHN K. (1998), Abordagem centrada na pessoa. Rumo a uma compreensão das suas significações, in: A Pessoa Como Centro: Revista de Estudos Rogerianos, 1

WOOD, JOHN K. (1998), Carl Rogers and transpersonal psychology, in: PCJ 5,1 (1988) 3-14

WOOD, JOHN K. (1999), Empatia Interuptus, in: PCJ 6,1 (1999) 92-94

WOOD, JOHN K. (1999), Toward an understanding of large group dialogue and its implications, in: Lago, Colin / MacMillan, Mhairi (Eds.), Experiences in relatedness. Groupwork and the Person-Centred Approach, Ross-on-Wye (PCCS Books) 1999, 137-165

WOOD, JOHN K. (2000), Review of Taylor, Eugene, Shadow culture. Psychology and spirituality in America, Washington, D.C. (Counterpoint) 1999, in: PCJ 7,1 (2000) 94-96

WOOD, JOHN K. (2001), Perennial Network, in: PCJ 8,1-2 (2001) 16-25

WOOD, JOHN K. (2001), Permacultura, in: Educação Ambiental, Embrapa Meio Ambiente, Jaguariúna, Brazil. 2001

MACHADO ASSUMPÇÃO, LUCILA  / WOOD, JOHN K. (2001), Project Estância Jatobá, in: PCJ 8,1-2 (2001) 26-42

WOOD, JOHN K. (2002), Less than you need to know, but more than you may wish to know about. The effect of group, sensible dialogue, and innovative learning, Jaguariúna (manuscript) 2002

WOOD, JOHN K. (2003), A perspective on agroecology. Debate on agroecology Universidade de Campinas (manuscript) 2003

WOOD, JOHN K. (2003), Poverty, globalization, sustainable agriculture, preserving natural resources, and living well in a place. Presentation given as Visiting Scholar to Santa Clara University (manuscript) 2003

O'HARA, MAUREEN / WOOD, JOHN K. (2004), Transforming communities: person-centered encounters and the creation of integral, conscious groups, in: Banathy, Bela, Dialogue, 2004

WOOD, JOHN K. (n. d.), Living with live changes, CSP [article available at Carl Rogers Memorial Library]

WOOD, JOHN K. (n. d.), Shadows of surrender. Trends in consciousness in person–centered approaches [article available at Carl Rogers Memorial Library]

WOOD, JOHN K. (n. d.), The effect of group, sensible dialogue, and innovative learning. A summary of twenty years of theory and practice, manuscript, n.d.

 O'HARA, MAUREEN / WOOD, JOHN K., Patterns of awareness. Consciousness and the group mind, in: The Gestalt Journal 6,2

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