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12 Sept 2017

14th EPCA conference 2018

Call for Contributions
The Call for Contributions to the 2018 EPCA conference in Edinburgh is now online.

Please send abstracts of contributions to epca2018@gmail.com using this form

by March 18th, 2018

  see website

8 August 2017

EPCA 2016 conference  papers as Special Section of PCT&P
Selected papers from the XIIIth European PCP Conference, held in Galzignano Terme near Padua in Italy in 2016, have been published as a Special Section of the online journal Personal Construct Theory & Practice (PCT&P). Guest editors of the Special Section are Massimo Giliberto, Chiara Centomo and Francesco Velicogna.

Access to PCT&P is free.







Massimo Giliberto 
Chiara Centomo
Francesco Velicogna


see Table of contents

1 August 2017

Congress 2015 book
The book with papers from the XXIst International PCP Congress at the University of Hertfordshire, UK has appeared, edited by David Winter, Peter Cummins, Harry Procter, Nick Reed:

Title: Personal Construct Psychology at 60.

Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing..469 p., 67,00, $US 114.95



  see Flyer and Publisher's info.with Table of contents


21 July 2017

Repgrid workshop in London
Richard Bell (Melbourne, Australia)  will be delivering a one-day workshop on designing repetory and dependency grids, and analysing the data gathered, at Syracuse University in central London on 17 November.

Get full details and your booking form from the website of the Personal Construct Psychology Association; Discounts offered to members of PCPA


see www.personalconstructuk.org

Richard Bell

21 July 2017

New issue of Constructivist Foundations
The latest issue of the AHCI journal Constructivist Foundations has been published today. To access the full articles for free visit the website.




  see http://constructivist.info/12/3


21 July 2017

14th EPCA conference in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 2018
The 14th European Conference on PCP will be held in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK from July 5th to 8th, 2018, organised by Richard Casebow. The conference website with all the information is now online.





  see website.
 


Richard Casebow

21 July 2017

XXIIIrd ICPCP in Cairns, Australia in 2019
The 23rd International Congress on PCP, will be held, following the tradition, in Australia: in Cairns in Northern Queensland in subtropical Australia, probably in July 2019. The organiser is Desley Hennessy in Wollongong, NSW, Australia.



 


Desley Hennessy 

21 July 2017

XXIInd ICPCP in Montreal, Canada in 2017


The 22nd International Congress on PCP at Concordia University in Montreal in July has been a success. Two plenary keynote addresses, 18 papers, 14 posters, 8 workshops, a “doctoral clinic” plus 3 introductory pre-congress workshops were given. Thanks to the engaging enthusiasm of Ann-Louise Davidson and Nadia Naffi it seems likely that PCP has gained a new footing in Canada. This seems in accordance with the title of the congress that included “Reconnecting” – with a tradition that once existed in Canada.
Ann-Louise Davidson
  see website


Nadia Naffi


28 June 2017

Padua research centre
The ICP in Padua has set up a  Constructivist Research and Documentation Centre (CRDC) which “is presented as a point of reference for all scholars who are interested in conducting research within the theoretical and methodological framework of Constructivism and Personal Construct Psychology (PCP).”

   see: http://www.icp-italia.it/en/research-center

28 June 2017

ICP website
The Insitute of Constructivist Psychology (ICP) in Padua has re-launched its website.


: see: http://www.icp-italia.it/en

28 June 2017

Repgrid analysis
If you are interested in Brian Gaines's and Mildred Shaw's repgrid analysis programmes you might check their developers blog.

  see http://webgrid.typed.com


28 June 2017

ICPCP programme
update

The final programme of the  International PCP Congress in Montreal in July is now online:

  see: Website


22 May 2017

New e-book on George Kelly
Gabriele Chiari has published a new biography of George Kelly!
 
The ebook George A. Kelly and His Personal Construct Theory written by Gabriele Chiari under the auspices of the George Kelly Society is now published on the iBooks Store.
 
It is available for free in ePub format (for iBooks on iOS and Google Books on Android) from the
URL

  https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/george-a-kelly/id1239028049?ls=1&mt=11.
 
The ebook of 64 two-column pages contains many pictures, including five unpublished photos of Kelly and his family.
 
A PDF format is also available at the
URL

   https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BwZ5ZCZCN9j-MGZ3bFlpT1hDQVU.

The images included in galleries in the ePub format are shown separately in the PDF format.


Gabriele Chiari

19 April 2017

New issue of Rivista Italiana di Construttivismo
Rivista Italiana di Costruttivismo, Vol. 5, 1 is online.






http://www.rivistacostruttivismo.it/en/

14 April 2017

JCP 2/2017
Vol 30, Number 2 of the Journal of Constructivist Psychology was published.





  For the contents, check this page:

7 April 2017

New magazine "lab notes"
The International School of Personal Construct Psychology (icpLab) at the Institute of Constructivist Psychology (ICP) in Padua, Italy, published the first edition of a free monthly magazine called "lab notes".

see: http://www.icp-intlab.org/lab-notes/

7 April 2017

New article in "Personal Construct Theory & Practice"
The online journal "Personal Construct Theory & Practice" has published an obituary:
  • O'Sullivan, B.: A life well lived - Sen Brophy 1943-2017.
    Personal Construct Theory & Practice, 14,
    1-2, 2017

see: http://www.pcp-net.org/journal/pctp17/index.html

7 March 2017

New issue of "Costruttivismi" online
Gabriele Chiari writes:

Vol. 3, n. 1-2 of the e-journal Costruttivismi  is online. The volume is devoted to The constructivist perspective in clinical psychology and psychotherapy: The Italian contribution and is entirely bilingual.




17 Feb 2017

JCP 1/2017
Vol 30, Number 1 of the Journal of Constructivist Psychology was published.

Special Issue:
Reflections From the 2014 "Construction of Personal Meaning Congress" in Vancouver



  For the contents, check this page:

16 Feb 2017 Sen Brophy who worked as a management consultant and author in private practice in Dublin, Ireland, passed away on February 14, at the age of 73.

Sen
specialised in educating clients to make sense of their lives so that they can be more effective at solving their own problems particularly in the context of personal or organisational change. He was a leading practitioner in the application of Personal Construct Psychology, the psychology of the whole person or the psychology of change to the context of life in organisations. Originally he worked as an engineer and manager in industry for 20 years. For the last 30 years he had acted as a consultant in Personal Construct Psychology to a variety of organisations in Ireland, the UK and the United States. He is the author of The Strategic Management of Irish Enterprise and several books of poetry.




19 Jan 2017

XXIInd ICPCP in Montreal, Canada in 2017

Website online
The website for the XXIInd International Congress on Personal Construct Psychology, to be held at Concordia University
in Montreal, Canada

from July 6th to 9th, 2017.

is online at http://www.concordia.ca/artsci/education/pcp-2017.html



28 Dec 2016

New article in "Personal Construct Theory & Practice"
New article in the online journal "Personal Construct Theory & Practice":
  • Procter, H. G.: Peirce's contributions to constructivism and personal construct psychology: II. Science, logic and inquiry.: Examining the integration and inclusion of Syrian refugees through the lens of personal construct psychology.

see: http://www.pcp-net.org/journal/pctp16/index.html

30 Nov 2016

XIVth EPCA conference in 2018


The XIVth Biannual European Personal Construct Conference, AKA the EPCA conference, will be held in
Edinburgh, Scotland

from July 5th to 8th, 2018.

It will be organised by Richard Casebow.

30 Nov 2016

XXIInd ICPCP in Montreal, Canada in 2017


The George Kelly Society is happy to announce that the XXIInd International Congress on Personal Construct Psychology will be held at Concordia University in

Montreal, Canada.

from July 6th to 9th, 2017.

It will be organised by Ann-Louise Davidson and Nadia Naffi.

A website will be available soon.

For the time being check the

  Facebook page

23 Nov 2016

New issue of Rivista Italiana di Construttivismo
Rivista Italiana di Costruttivismo, Vol. 4, 3 is online.






http://www.rivistacostruttivismo.it/en/

23 Nov 2016

JCP 4/2016
Vol 29, Number 4 of the Journal of Constructivist Psychology was published.




For the contents, check this page:

  http://www.constructivistpsych.org/archives/5015

23 Nov 2016

New issue of Constructivist Foundations
Issue 12(1) of the free e-journal "Constructivist Foundations" is online.





  see: http://www.univie.ac.at/constructivism/journal/12/1


25 July 2016

George Kelly Society on Facebook
The George Kelly Society is now on Facebook (thanks to Chiara Centomo):


see:  https://www.facebook.com/GeorgeKellySociety/



24 July 2016

New article in "Personal Construct Theory & Practice"
New article in the online journal "Personal Construct Theory & Practice":
  • Naffi, N., Davidson, A.-L.: Examining the integration and inclusion of Syrian refugees through the lens of personal construct psychology.

see: http://www.pcp-net.org/journal/pctp16/index.html

22 July 2016

Kenneth Sewell CPN president
Kenneth Sewell, Vice President for Research at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, OK, USA, has been elected as President of the North American Constructivist Psychology Network (CPN).

Treasurer
is Valerie Domenici, Carlisle, PA, USA

Member-at-large
is Amberly Panepinto, UB, Buffalo, NY, USA..





  see CPN




Valerie Domenici
(Photo: Website)

Kenneth Sewell
(Photo: OSU)


Amberly Panepinto
(Photo: Website)


17 July 2016

New issue of Constructivist Foundations
Issue 11(3) of the free e-journal "Constructivist Foundations" is online.






  see: http://www.univie.ac.at/constructivism/journal/11/3


17 July 2016

JCP 2-3/2016
Vol 29, Number 2 and 3 of the Journal of Constructivist Psychology have appeared.




For the contents, check this page:

  http://www.constructivistpsych.org/archives/5015

15 July 2016

International Lab
launched at ICP


Mary Frances writes:

The ICP International Lab is a new and exciting project supporting people who are working with Personal Construct Psychology (PCP), or who are interested in constructivist approaches and looking for development opportunities.

Further details at:
email:  icpintlab@gmail.com  or mary.frances@virgin.net
facebook:  ICP International Lab
twitter: @icp_lab


  see: InternationalLab Flyer




15 July 2016

EPCA conference
held
The XIIIth EPCA Conference on PCP was held from July 7-10 in Galzignano Terme, near Padua, in Italy, organised by the Institute of Constructivist Psychology (ICP) in Padua.

Selected papers from the conference will be published in Personal Construct Theory & Practice in 2017.


  see http://www.epca2016.com/

15 July 2016

George Kelly Society founded
The George Kelly Society (GKS) was founded in June, 2016. It is a multidisciplinary professional society which supports the study of, and communication about, the life and work of George Alexander Kelly (1905-1967), the Psychology of Personal Constructs, and Kelly's ongoing influence in the many fields to which he contributed.

The Steering Committee consists of:
  • President: Prof Franz Epting, Gainesville, Florida, USA
  • Vice-President: Prof David Winter, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, UK
  • Secretary/Treasurer: Dr Desley Hennessy, Wollongong, NSW, Australia
  • Information Officer: Prof Jrn Scheer, Hamburg, Germany
Members-at-large:
  • Dr.essa Chiara Centomo, Padua, Italy
  • Prof Gabriele Chiari, Florence, Italy
  • Peter Cummins, MA, Coventry, UK

  see: George Kelly Society (GKS)

George A. Kelly

30 June 2016

New article in "Personal Construct Theory & Practice"
New article in the online journal "Personal Construct Theory & Practice":
  • Miletić, V.: A prelude to an inquiry into the interplay of personal and social meanings: Freud, Kelly & Bauman

see: http://www.pcp-net.org/journal/pctp16/index.html

2 May 2016

New articles in "Personal Construct Theory & Practice"
The Special Section "Constructive Criticism" in "Personal Construct Theory & Practice"

presents the work of the late Cintra Whitehead dedicated to using PCT in literary criticism. Most articles are reprints from her short-lived journal “Concstructive Criticism” that appeared 25 years ago. 

Articles on Shakespeare, Sophocles, Ezra Pount, Thomas Hardy, James Dickey and others.

  see:http://www.pcp-net.org/journal/pctp16/index.html

2 May 2016

JCP 1/2016
Vol 29, Number 1 of the Journal of Constructivist Psychology has appeared.



For the contents, check this page:

  http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/upcy20/29/1


 

23 March 2016

New issue of Constructivist Foundations

Issue 11(2) of the free e-journal "Constructivist Foundations" is online.






see: http://www.univie.ac.at/constructivism/journal/11/2


23 March 2016

New issue of Rivista Italiana di Construttivismo
Volume 4, Numero 1 of of the Rivista Italiana di Costruttivismo (Italian Journal of Constructivism) is now available online.




  http://www.rivistacostruttivismo.it/en/numeri/volume-4-numero-1-2016/

10 March 2016

New article in "Personal Construct Theory & Practice"
New article in the online journal "Personal Construct Theory & Practice":
  • Apelgren, B. M.: ‘Through the reading web’ – Academic reading in doctoral studies.

see: http://www.pcp-net.org/journal/pctp16/index.html

10 March 2016

CPN conference 2016 cancelled
The Constructivist Psychology Network (CPN) of North America will not be coordinating a biennial conference in the summer of 2016.


  see: CPN


17 February 2016

New articles in "Personal Construct Theory & Practice"
The online journal "Personal Construct Theory & Practice" published three articles:
  • Green. B.: An application of computerised corpus linguistics techniques to analyze texts – a personal construct theory perspective.
  • Korenini, B.: What do Hinkle's impgrid data really say about laddering? 
  • Greyling, W., Waitai, K.: Articulating a Māori educator’s pedagogical constructs: a co-constructed case study.
Access to the journal is free.

see: http://www.pcp-net.org/journal/pctp16/index.html


28 Jan 2016

New handbook
The Wiley Handbook of Personal Construct Psychology, a worthy successor to Fransella's  International Handbook of PCP, edited by David Winter and Nick Reed, is now available.




David Winter

Nick Reed

  see details.


7 Dec 2015

WebGrid Plus
Brian Gaines and Mildred Shaw write:

WebGrid Plus has been released to colleagues at sites world-wide who are setting up WebGrid servers at their institutions.

The WebGrid Plus server being tested at http://webgrid.uvic.ca has performed well and the *RepServe and WebGrid Technical Manual* has been written to support those responsible for the installations.

If you are interested in setting up a WebGrid server at your institution please contact us.

WebGrid Plus is designed to support dialogue in many languages. It identifies those available on a particular server and gives the user the option to switch between them. If you are interested in translating the WebGrid dialogue into languages other than English, or targeted on that appropriate to particular communities, such as young children, please contact us.
b&m


  gaines@CPSC.UCALGARY.CA

Brian Gaines


Mildred Shaw

24 Nov 2015
Cintra Whitehead who has published n the field of Personal Construct Psychology and the Arts, and in 1991 edited the journal "Constructive Criticism: A Journal of Construct Psychology and the Arts", passed away in Florida on the 20th of August, She was 86 years old.




24 Nov 2015

Conference on Dialogical Self
Hubert Hermans writes:

The 9th International Conference on the Dialogical Self will take place at the John Paul II Catholic University of
Lublin, Poland,
September 7-10, 2016


  see http://www.dialogicalself-9.com/


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Jrn Scheer  2016
Last update 7 April 2017