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19 April 2019

Obituary in PCT&P
Bill Warren published an obituary for Dorothy Rowe (1930-2019) in "Personal Construct Theory & Practice".




  See: http://www.pcp-net.org/journal/pctp19/warren-rowe19.pdf



Dorothy Rowe
, the last of the pioneers of PCP in the UK, passed away on 25th March in her native Australia. She was 88 years old. By the occasion of Fay Fransella's 80th birthday she published an account of her relationship with PCP in PCT&P (see http://www.pcp-net.org/journal/pctp07/rowe07.pdf)





in 2006



9 April 2019

Re-issue of "Inquiring Man"

Nick Reed writes that the Bannister-Fransella classic “Inquiring Man” has been re-issued by Routledge. The print edition sells at a prohibitive price of ₤ 90 (equivalent to € 104) but as an e-book it is ₤ 27.98 (or  € 32). (But at Abebooks used copies start at $US 1.00...)



  See: Routledge


5 April 2019

Obituary in PCT&P
Larry Leitner published an obituary for Al Landfield (1924-2019) in "Personal Construct Theory & Practice".


  See: http://www.pcp-net.org/journal/pctp19/leitner-landfield19.pdf

5 April 2019

New edition of
ICP Lab Notes
Mary Frances writes:

The new spring edition of 'lab notes' from ICP International Lab is online. Our latest selection of links from a constructivist world-view: on questioning the middle ground; drone photography as an orthogonal view; how we are charmed by magicians' tricks; and challenging our perceptions of an ancient culture
Online + all 12 editions here:

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

5 April 2019

ICPCP 2019
Cairns, Australia

Paper submission
deadline extended!
Desley Hennessy writes about the International PCP Congress in Cairns, Australia from 25th to 28th July, 2019.

We've decided to extend the

date for submission of abstracts to 30th April!

Get in quick, so you don't miss the opportunity to present alongside such wonderful PCP people as Sabrina Cipolletta, Massimo Giliberto, Richard Bell, David Winter etc! AND... we have some wonderful Aboriginal speakers, as well as traditional land-owners that you can chat to. Not to mention our fantastic pre-conference workshop by Red Dust Healing (attached)

  see: https://www.cairnspcp.org/



22 March 2019

New editors for PCT&P

Chiara Lui and Massimo Giliberto have joined the Editorial Team of Personal Construct Theory & Practice (PCT&P). Chiara Lui is now Managing Editor. Viv Burr and Jörn Scheer will stay on board.






Chiara Lui
Massimo Giliberto
Viv Burr
Jörn Scheer


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

22 March 2019

New article in PCT&P
PCT&P opened this year's isue with a discussion paper by Viv Burr and Nigel King on "Interpretive Clustering".




  see: http://www.pcp-net.org/journal/pctp19/index.html

22 March 2019

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/14/2


22 March 2019

International Society for Dialogical Science (ISDS)

The International Society for Dialogical Science (ISDS) founded by Hubert Hermans is about to formalise its structure.at the XXI. International Conference of the Dialocial Self in Barcelona, June 10-13, 2020


  see:  www.dialogicalself.org


22 March 2019

ICPCP 2019
Cairns, Australia

Registration
deadline extended!

Desley Hennessy writes about the International PCP Congress in Cairns, Australia from 25th to 28th July, 2019.

GREAT NEWS EVERYBODY!!!

We have decided to offer a special discount registration price of $990

 until 18th April!

So, if you haven't registered yet, make sure you get in before it's too late!


  see: https://www.cairnspcp.org/




9 February 2019

Lab Notes
New edition of Lab Notes

Mary Frances writes that the new winter edition of 'lab notes' is online. “As usual, we have chosen 4 interesting articles/links from a constructivist point of view – this edition features desire lines, echo chambers, teaching tips, and the value of being uncomfortable”.

 
See here for details



19 January 2019

ICPCP 2019
Cairns, Australia
Update on the next international PCP Congress 2019

The congress will be held in Cairns, Australia from 25th to 28th July, 2019.

There will be a pre-congress workshop on the 24th of July.

The theme will be “Ancient Wisdom Anticipating the Future”.

The Website has details incl. deadlines on Submission of contributions, Registration, Accommodation etc. at https://www.cairnspcp.org/  The congress also has a facebook page with regular updates at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1180862295314470/permalink/2030053967061961/
 
Keynote speakers will include Sabrina Cipolletta, Massimo Giliberto and Rosemary Wanganeen.
 
The venue:
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cairns, 121-123, Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia.
 
Deadline for abstract submissions: 24 February 2019
 
Registration - Deadline extended - see above!
 
Early bird up to 24th Feb
Regular rate up to 12th May
Late comers after 12th May

Cairns
 
is a city of 145.000 inhabitants, situated in northern Queensland, confronting the Great Barrier Reef. July is “winter” in Australia which for tropical Cairns means a mean maximum temperature in July of 26 degrees C. It has an international airport.


  see: https://www.cairnspcp.org/



 


Al Landfield
, one of the last survivors of the first generation of Kellyan scholars, passed away in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA, on 11 January 2019 at the age of 94.

He will be remembered as one of the giants of PCP, author of numerous books, and initiator of the first International Congress of PCP, in Lincoln, Nebraska in 1976.

He published an account of PCP's early years in PCT&P in 2011: "Going to Ohio State and to George Kelly".



27 December 2018

New issues of "Costruttivismi" online
Gabriele Chiari writes:

Vol. 5, n. 1 and 2 of the e-journal Costruttivismi have been published





15 December 2018

Alpine Tales 2019
ECTN “Alpine Tales” 2019
 
The European Constructivist Training Network (ECTN) writes:
 
The European Constructivist Training Network (ECTN) would like to invite you to join us for Alpine Tales 2019, the fifth Winter School of constructivist psychology on the topic Body & borders. Where system encounters the world.
 
21-24 February 2019 - San Martino di Castrozza (TN) - Italy
 
After the success of the last two years, Alpine Tales returns with new ideas and opportunities that will provide the perfect occasion to experience what living constructivism means. 
The event is going to be a “tangible experience of embodied constructivism: A “non-scholastic school”, where everybody is a teacher and a student at the same time, just as in life, where everyone has something to offer or to embrace.
Teachers, scholars, students, clinicians and other people involved in PCP are going to be living together, sharing ideas and learning from each other, building bridges and sharing resources that will enrich their professions and their experience of Personal Construct Psychology. 
The Winter School offers a program of workshops, peer supervisions and experiential group activities.  There will also be plenty of leisure time, in order to visit the surrounding area, relax or enjoy the local winter sports, socializing and exchanging ideas and interests in a really informal way.
This year's edition will be held from the 21st until the 24th of February 2019 and will be hosted in San Martino di Castrozza, surrounded by the beautiful Dolomites, at a hight of 1487 meters.
Everybody is invited to participate in the co-construction of Alpine Tales, so feel free to present your experiential workshop proposal interpreting this year’s theme: “Body & borders. Where system encounters the world”!
To register, go to the website http://www.costruttivismo.it/alpine-tales-2019/. There are only 36 places available! Please feel free to contact us for any questions or doubts concerning the event at alpine.tales2019@gmail.com !
 
Hoping that you will join us in our adventure on the Italian Alps,
Best Regards,
 
Massimo Giliberto, Giovanni Stella, Chiara Lui, Elena Bordin
 
European Constructivist Training Network
Società Costruttivista Italiana
Institute of Constructivist Psychology – Padua

  http://www.costruttivismo.it/alpine-tales-2019/









15 December 2018

ICPCP 2019
Cairns, Australia

Next international congress 2019
 
Desley Hennessy who will be chairing the XXIIIrd International Congress on PCP has changed the name of the Facebook group "Congresses on Personal Construct Psychology" to "XXIIIrd International Personal Construct Psychology Congress" (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1180862295314470/), to inform the about 600 followers of that list.
 
The congress will be held in Cairns, Australia from 25th to 28th July, 2019. There will be a pre-congress workshop on the 24th of July. The theme will be “Ancient Wisdom Anticipating the Future”.
 
Time to adjust your holiday plans for 2019 and inquiring about the flights to the lucky country “down under”!

  see: https://www.cairnspcp.org/




15 December 2018

JCP 4 / 2018
Journal of Constructivist Psychology 31/4
 
The latest issue of the JCP has a special section on “Constructivism and ethical meaning-making: A target article and responses”.
 
The target article is by Jon Raskin and Alanna Debany, among the responders are Viv Burr and Spencer McWillams.
 
The journal is free for members of the (North American) Constructivist Psychology Network CPN.
 
For details,

  see https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/upcy20/31/4?nav=tocList


15 December 2018

Rivista Italiana di Costruttivismo
Rivista Italiana di Costruttivisto, no 11.
 
The Padua-based Rivista Italiana di Costruttivismo has published its 11th edition. http://www.rivistacostruttivismo.it/en/
 
It is free but you need to register.

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


15 December 2018

EPCA conference 2020
The next European (EPCA)  PCP Congresses will be held in Belgrade, Serbia
from 2nd to 5th July, 2020.

Many thanks to Dusan Stojnov and his team in the Serbian Constructivist Association.




17 July 2018

International PCP
conferences
The next International PCP Congresses will be held:

2019: July 25-28: Cairns, Australia
2021: Padua Italy

The places of the next European PCP Conferences (EPCA), to be held in 2020 and 2022, will be announced shortly.


17 July 2018

EPCA conference

The XIVth EPCA conference has been held successfully from July 5-8, 2018 in Edinburgh.




see here


25 May 2018

JCP 2 / 2018
Vol 31, Number 2 of 2018 of the Journal of Constructivist Psychology have been published.
For members of the Constructivist Psycholohy Network (CPN) the subcription is included in the membetship fee.




  For the contents, see here

4 April 2018

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://www.univie.ac.at/constructivism/journal/13/2


31 March 2018

ICP International Lab
Lab Notes


Mary Frances writes:
Take a look at the new spring edition of 'lab notes', the online magazine from ICP International Lab. Each issue features four links of interest from a constructivist point of view - all editions are online and free to access.

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


12 January 2018

New versions of Gaines/Shaw's free
RepGrid programme



Brain Gaines and Mildred Shaw write:

Rep Plus 1.1 is freely available for Windows and OS X and can be downloaded.

Rep Plus is intended to replace Rep 5 which became unavailable in 2014, and was designed to be familiar to those who have used Rep 5. It includes more functionality because it is based on our ongoing research since 2002 when a partial snapshot of our code was used to create Rep 5. 

We have cleaned up many of the extensions to grids made in the 1980s/1990s to support knowledge-based systems development, and brought them into a coherent theoretical framework based on Kelly’s notion of anticipation supported by the “intersection of properties,” have developed new multiple-grid analyses to support colleagues in Sweden carrying out large-scale studies of communities,  extended our content analysis tools that served as a a “mode grid editor” to support Honey/Jankowicz content analysis methods, and added quality-control “synopses” of grids to enable us to help colleagues who were having problems in analyzing some of their data. 

We also developed a WebGrid server that allowed the upload of grid files  from most past and present grid programs, made that available to colleagues wishing to put up WebGrid servers, and made it easy for users of Rep Plus to switch back and forth between Rep Plus and WebGrid.

Brian’s research in recent years has been primarily on the foundations of logic, and Rep Plus includes semantic network and logical inference/semantic analysis tools which are being made available to colleagues in the logic research community. They also serve to implement Kelly’s model of anticipation and are well-integrated with the grid tools. 

The manuals show how conceptual structures can be represented in either grids or nets and the equivalence of the alternative perspectives. Hopefully, this may support further research on the theoretical foundations and wider applications of Kelly’s mathematical psychology.

  see http://cpsc.ucalgary.ca/~gaines/repplus/


Brian Gaines


Mildred Shaw

5 January 2018

New issues of "Costruttivismi" online
Gabriele Chiari writes:

Vol. 4, n. 1 and 2 of the e-journal Costruttivismi have been published.
They include also some articles in English.





19 December 2017

New article in PCT&P
Personal Construct Theory & Practice.published an obituary for Helen Jones, wirtten by Peter Cummins.





  see Obituary

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