Anthony Rose grew up amidst a large extended family in Los Angeles. He graduated Beverly Hills High School, served in the US Army Reserve, and studied comparative psychology and psychopharmacology as a USPHS Fellow at the UCLA Neuro-Psychiatric Institute. In 1967 Rose took an NIMH Postdoctoral Fellowship at Western Behavioral Sciences Institute with mentors Carl Rogers, Richard Farson, Tom Gillette, and a score of visionary colleagues. Rose helped found Center for Studies of the Person in 1968 and served on its first Board of Directors. In the ensuing 50 years he has created and applied person-centered approaches to the treatment of psychosocial, cultural, medical, organizational, economic, and ecological challenges around the world. Rose began writing about biosynergy when he first observed the phenomenon in a Sumatran rain forest in 1981. He founded The Biosynergy Institute in 1994 to illuminate and apply biosynergy theory to restoring nature and protecting wildlife. In 2016 he presented his life’s work at CSP’s Annual Carl Rogers Conference and decided to return to his psychology roots and rejoin The Center. We are hoping 2019 will be the year for CSP’s launch into the global biosynergy movement.
Tony Rose: “Deep personal experience and rigorous research on five continents have shown me that individuals, societies, and ecosystems are basically synergistic. My explorations in scores of cultures and ecosystems in Africa, Australasia, Islandia, and the Americas have produced profound insights into the factors that influence the relationship of humanity and nature. While teaching human-primate social evolution, publishing exposes of humankind’s fatal penchant for ‘Consuming Nature,’ and creating innovations in Compassionate Conservation and Biosynergy Renewal, I’ve become convinced that Person-Centered Approaches to understanding and optimizing mutuality among all earth life are key to survival of the biosphere and of human civilizations. These are new and fertile grounds for the Person-Centered Movement. I invite you to join us at the CSP Biosynergy Institute to explore the profound forces that bond us with all life.”