XXIst International Congress on Personal Construct Psychology

"PCP at 60: Past, Present and Future"

University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK

15th to 17th July 2015 (inclusive)

The Congress is now fully booked, registration is closed.

Pre-Congress Workshops on 14th July 2015

de Havilland campus2015 marks the sixtieth anniversary of the publication of George Kelly's The Psychology of Personal Constructs, in which he set out personal construct theory as a radical new approach to psychology. Although Kelly was a clinical psychologist, personal construct psychology (PCP) has had an extraordinarily broad range of application, extending beyond the clinical setting to include applications in areas as diverse as education, organisations, management development, social psychology, the arts, forensic practice, coaching, law and politics. It presaged constructivist developments in many spheres of knowledge, and has been of interest not just to psychologists but also to members of numerous other disciplines, from philosophers to sociologists. Its innovative research methods, including repertory grid technique, narrative and other more qualitative approaches, have been used in a vast number of studies focused on the exploration of personal meaning.

The University of Hertfordshire is delighted to be hosting the 21st International Congress of Personal Construct Psychology from 15th July to 17th July, 2015.  Beginning in 1976, and rotating between North America, Europe, and Australia, the International Congresses have over the years provided a forum for academics, practitioners, students, and researchers from a diverse range of backgrounds to share ideas and recent developments regarding personal construct theory and other related (e.g., constructivist, constructionist, or narrative) approaches. We anticipate and welcome the continuation of this lively debate with participants from around the world at this Congress, the broad theme of which will be "PCP at 60: Past, Present, and Future", and therefore invite contributions from a very wide spectrum of contexts and interests.