November 16, 2021

Dear All,
The Organising Committee has come at last to the decision that the congress will be held in Padua from July 13 to 16, 2022. The congress will be held exclusively in attendance. It is a gamble, but let us try to stay positive!
The deadline for the submission of abstracts is February 15, 2022. The congress website pcp2021.org includes a submission form at the URL https://www.pcp2021.org/abstract-submission/. Registration fees will be decided in the next weeks.

January 22, 2021

Dear All,
Due to the constantly changing restrictions worldwide it is with regret that the Organising Committee decided to reschedule the 24th International PCP Congress to July 13-16, 2022. This because we strongly prefer to be able to enjoy the pleasure of meeting in Padua rather than being remotely connected.
The Congress website will be updated as soon as we have more information to this regard.

The Organising Committee

October 12, 2020

We are confidently working on the organisation of the Congress though aware that the Covid-19 pandemic may hinder the happening. Within the next few weeks we shall evaluate the situation so as to take the decision by January 20, 2021. Should the outcome be to go ahed we shall have to set the deadline for the abstracts to be sent by February 15th. We therefore invite those who will be participating to prepare the abstract so we may receive it in time. Let’s cross our fingers!

The Organising Committee




The University of Padua is delighted to host the 24th International Congress of Personal Construct Psychology from the 13th to the 16th of July 2022.

After the sad but inevitable cancellation of the Barcelona conference in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the date change of the Padua congress, the PCP community once again has the opportunity to meet and share ideas as it usually does since 1976.

The title of the congress, The Encounter with the Other: The Space where Love and Threat Confront each other, decided by the Organizing Committee prior to the planetary emergency, takes on a new meaning at a time when the search for relationships between individuals and people must come to terms with the need for social distancing measures. The hope is that in Padua in July 2022 we all can meet, talk, discuss, and enjoy food, drink and music without wearing masks and gloves.

It is worth noting that the Congress will coincide with the celebration of the 800th anniversary of the University of Padua.



Submission of abstracts due February 15, 2022

Special discount registration price until April 15, 2022


Hosted by

University of Padua

The University of Padua is an Italian University located in the city of Padua, Italy. The University of Padua was founded in 1222 as a school of law. Padua is the second-oldest University in Italy and the world’s fifth-oldest surviving University. In 2010 the University had approximately 65,000 students, in 2016 was ranked “best University” among Italian institutions of higher education with more than 40,000 students, and in 2018 best Italian University according to ARWU ranking.

Organised in collaboration with

Istituto Costruttivista Narrativo

ICoNa SB (Institute of Narrative Constructivism) was founded in Padua in 2021 but is firmly grounded in a more than twenty years’ history of clinical practice and psychotherapy teaching. Its birth is aimed at offering a fresh training proposal with an eye on the future.



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