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The Encounter with the Other:
The Space Where
Love and Threat Confront Each Other

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 Organising 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.

Organisation

Organised and hosted by the Department of General Psychology of the University of Padua

The Department of General Psychology (DPG), established in 1919, is devoted to world-class empirical studies of human and animal psychology. Its researchers are interested in virtually all aspects of normal and pathological behaviour, cognition and emotion are investigated. Multidisciplinary approaches are widely implemented and include cognitive, clinical, psychophysiological, neuropsychological, cognitive neuroscience, psychometrics, social and human-computer interaction methods as well as those related to modeling.

The 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.

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.

under the patronage of

Committee

ORGANISING COMMITTEE

  • Sabrina Cipolletta (University of Padua, Italy)
  • Chiara Centomo (Institute of Narrative Constructivism ICoNa SB, Padua, Italy)
  • Gabriele Chiari (Institute of Narrative Constructivism ICoNa SB, Padua, Italy)
  • Silvia Tomaino (University of Padua, Italy)
  • David Winter (Hertfordshire University, UK)

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

  • Gabriele Chiari (Institute of Narrative Constructivism ICoNa SB, Padua, Italy)
  • Maria Armezzani (University of Padua, Italy)
  • Richard C. Bell (Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences, Australia)
  • Luis Botella (Ramon Llull University, Barcelona, Spain)
  • Vivien Burr (University of Huddersfield, UK)
  • Marco Castiglioni (University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy)
  • Elena Faccio (University of Padua, Italy)
  • Guillem Feixas (University of Barcelona, Spain)
  • Robert A. Neimeyer (University of Memphis, USA)
  • M. Cristina Ortu (Institute of Narrative Constructivism ICoNa SB, Padua, Italy)
  • Harry Procter (University of Hertfordshire, UK)
  • Jörn W. Scheer (University of Giessen, Germany)
  • Dušan Stojnov (University of Belgrade, Serbia)
  • Valeria Ugazio (University of Bergamo, Italy)
  • Bill Warren (University of Newcastle, Australia)

Dates

IMPORTANT DATES

The deadline for the submission of abstracts was extended from February 15 to February 28, 2022

Special discount registration price until April 15, 2022

Provisional Programme

Wednesday 13thThursday 14thFriday 15thSaturday 16th
9:30-12:30
PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP
9:00-10:30
KEYNOTE LECTURE
9:00-10:30
KEYNOTE LECTURE
9:00-10:30
KEYNOTE LECTURE
Coffee break (not incl.)Coffee breakCoffee breakCoffee break
PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP11:00-12:30
Parallel sessions
11:00-13:00
Parallel sessions
11:00-13:00
Parallel sessions
12:30-14:00
Lunch break (not incl.)
12:30-14:00
Poster session
14:00-14:30
OPENING SESSION
13:00-14:30
Lunch break
13:00-14:30
Lunch break
13:00-14:30
Lunch break
14:30-16:00
KEYNOTE LECTURE
14:30-16:00
Parallel sessions
14:30-16:00
Parallel sessions
14:30-16:00
Parallel sessions
Coffee breakCoffee breakCoffee breakCoffee break
16:30-18:00
Parallel sessions
16:30-18:00
Parallel sessions
16:30-18:00
Parallel sessions
16:30-18:00
FINAL PLENARY
18:00-19:30
WELCOME PARTY
GALA DINNER

 WEDNESDAY 13th 
ROOM 1ROOM 2ROOM 3
9:30-10:45 PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP
Coffee break (not incl.)
11:15-12:30 PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP
12:30-14:00 Lunch break (not incl.)
14:00-14:30 OPENING SESSION
14:30-16:00 KEYNOTE LECTURE
L. Botella, Encountering the Other Through Mapping the Territory of their Meanings
Coffee break
16:30-18:00 PARALLEL SESSIONS
16:30 M. C. Ortu, O. Zoppi, S. Zanone Poma, The Realm of We-ness in Love and Care Relationships: Clinical Implications
17:00 D. Hennessy, Trauma, Threat, Therapy: Working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
17:30 A. Piattoli, M. Ognibeni, C. Sassi, The encounter with the other and the dimension of freedom: Clinical narratives in a Hermeneutic Constructivist Psychotherapy perspective
16:30 C. Ward, Reconstruing Mental Health: Using Constructivism’s Creativity Cycle and the Arts to Live More Meaningfully
17:00 R. Pezzetta, A. Mercurio, S. Cipolletta, Uses of the Dependency Grid for investigating Social Support and Well-Being: a study on International Students at an Italian University
17:30 M. Filip, I. Poláčková Šolcová, Construing of midlife – Is it about a “midlife crisis”?
Workshop
16:30-18:00 F. Del Rizzo, V. Stoppa, And what about forgiving?
18:00-19:30 WELCOME PARTY

 THURSDAY 14th 
ROOM 1ROOM 2ROOM 3
9:00-10:30 KEYNOTE LECTURE
N. Naffi, Construing the Other in a deepfake and infodemic era: A discussion with youth
Coffee break
11:00-12:30 PARALLEL SESSIONS
11:00 G. Chiari, The Conflict Between the “I” and the “You”: Intersubjective Imbalance and Personal Disorders
11:45 V. Miletic, The Unstable Subject: The Troubling Relationality of Borderline Personality Disorder
11:00 S. Bridi, How can we go somewhere together? A PCP construction of leadership
11:30 R. Maitland, B. Anderson-Terry, Towards the emergence of a futures orientation in coaching
12:00 A. Morin, F. Racy, Frequency, content, and functions of self-reported inner speech in young adults: Synthesizing results from five studies
11:00 B. Strobachová, School is not a training for the future! – A report from a community school that lives ”here and now”
11:30 Ming-Feng Liu, Who are they, and what are they?: The populist movement during the DPP’s governance after 2016 in Taiwan
12:30-14:00 POSTER SESSION
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13:00-14:30 Lunch break
14:30-16:00 PARALLEL SESSIONS
14:30 S. Duck, What Kelly’s eye tells a Duck’s brain: Sociality, similarity, and convergence of personal meaning systems
15:00 S. Crawford-Browne, Mistrusting others, affirming self in a context of ongoing danger
15:30 M. Gemignani, V. Burr, Constructing constructions of relational knowledge: Arguments for combining Narrative Inquiry and Discourse Analyses
14:30 V. Suárez-Aragonés, G. Feixas, The relevance of cognitive conflict as a mechanism in borderline personality disorder: A research proposal
15:00 C. Paz, M. Aguilera, V. Compañ, G. Feixas, Case formulation using PCT for the treatment of depression of women with fibromyalgia
15:30 Y. Demetry, D. Winter, J. Mendoza, M. Y. El Rakhawy, Construing in people diagnosed as schizophrenic in Egypt
Workshop
14:30-16:00S. M. Burbach, Building blocks and construction sets: Systematic scaffolding of enactive construal processes in a social communication group intervention for neurodiverse young people
Coffee break
16:30-18:00 PARALLEL SESSIONS
16:30 S. C. M. Tomaino, S. Cipolletta, “Construing our dimension”: Professionals’ narratives and experiences of presence in online psychotherapy
17:00 A. Celli, Love and threat: An encounter’s tale
17:30 YuChi Lin, Construing of mothers with depression who do not perceive of themselves as depressed
16:30 M. Pasi, M. Piccininno, A. Ongaro, Relationship as essential perturbator in personal growth. Stories from a homeless hostel during 2020 lockdown
17:00 E. Mancinelli, D. Pattarozzi, C. Del Piano, S. Ferrentino, A. Muneratti, S. Salcuni, Experiences, Conflicts, Parenting Stress, and Burnout among Foster Parents at the time of Covid-19: a Mixed-Method study
17:30 L. Ianza, S. C. M. Tomaino, E. Nodari, L. Giudici, N. Di Renzo, M. Zanetti, S. Billekens, M. Piccinino, S. Penzo, L. Lancellotti, From “limited horizons” to “circumspect perspectives”: Our reflections on people’s narratives and personal constructions during and after the first wave of the pandemic as trainee psychotherapists in PCP
Workshop
16:30-18:00 A. Sanfeliciano, L. A. Saúl, L. Botella, S. Corbella, Using Implicative Grids for the generation of Fuzzy Cognitive Maps: Simulations of Personal Construct System change scenarios with the GridFCM programme
GALA DINNER

 FRIDAY 15th 
ROOM 1ROOM 2ROOM 3
9:00-10:30 KEYNOTE LECTURE
L. Vanzago, The experience of the embodied subject: Identity, alterity, relationality
Coffee break
11:00-12:30 PARALLEL SESSIONS
11:00 D. Truneckova, Family Violence: Transformation of Developmental Trauma Through Personal Construct Psychology
11:30 C. Centomo, Embodied metaphors: the metaphorical construction of bodily experience and the implications for psychotherapy
12:00 C. Miniati, I hate you because I loved you
Symposium
11:00-12:30 D. Winter, S. Cipolletta, M. Castiglioni, Construing and reconstruction during the COVID-19 pandemic
13:00-14:30 Lunch break
14:30-16:00 PARALLEL SESSIONS
14:30 M. Giliberto, M. Frances, ‘Hostile Dreamers’ – An exploration of PCP Constructs of Transition
15:15 V. Džinović, How the Sense of Purpose is Strategically Defended: Lessons on the Use of Power in Psychotherapy
14:30 C. Mason, D. Winter, S. Schmeer, B. Berrington, The Radicalisation of Political Activists
15:15 S. M. Burbach, Do you know where the dragons are? Mapping the ‘wide unknown’ of intersubjective spaces
Workshop
14:30- 16:00 S. Kelly Rawat, Embodying ‘Mindful’ Sociality: A new relational approach to Credulous Listening (PCP) in Critical Conversations in Executive Coaching and family life
Coffee break
16:30-18:00 PARALLEL SESSIONS
Symposium
16:30 E. Faccio, L. Aquili, M. Rocelli, Writing with (rather than to or about) “the other” potentialities and risks for the co-writing experience in the clinical context
Workshop
17:15 G. Feixas, Explore Your Meanings-EYME: From the Repertory Grid to Virtual Reality
16:30 M. Alfredetti, A. Petrolati, A. Celli, The experience with the other during the Covid-19 pandemic: a narrative-hermeneutic perspective
17:00 M. Filip, D. Kovář, M. Jalůvková, Relationships between invalidation, sociality breakdown and conspiracy thinking during the coronavirus pandemic – The key role of hostility
17:30 E. Cappellari, F. Del Rizzo, Body construction in the time of Covid: A PCP Research
16:30 D. L. McCarty, The usefulness of tattoos for constructing and expressing one’s narrative identity
17:00 L. A. Saúl, A. Sanfeliciano, Predictive Power of Fuzzy Cognitive Maps on the Acquisition of Desired Personal Change

 SATURDAY 16th 
ROOM 1ROOM 2ROOM 3
9:00-10:30 KEYNOTE LECTURE
J. Pavlovic, Constructivist coaching in remote workplace: Encounters of the new kind
Coffee break
11:00-12:30 PARALLEL SESSIONS
11:00 S. Vicentini, C. Grassi, E. Mascalzoni, The suicidal experience: A subtle balance between love and threat
11:30 J. Batista, D. Alves, J. Tiago Oliveira, R. A. Neimeyer, Meaning reconstruction in loss: An online protocol
12:00 M. L. Martino, D. Lemmo, I. Testoni, E. Iacona, R. A. Neimeyer, M. F. Freda, Anticipatory mourning, growth and meaning-making in longitudinal narratives of young women with breast cancer: an application of meaning of loss codebook
11:00 M.-L. Österlind, Tightroping between managerial and professional standards: university teachers handling the politico-economic context of higher education
11:30 M. Jasiński, G. Feixas, Your unresolved dilemmas are hindering your development: A study of student procrastination using the repertory grid technique
12:00 F. Mancuso, E. Barbanti, I. Di Sabatino, Manage and maintain relational asymmetries in the online context
Symposium
11:00-12:30 M. Gemignani, Publication avenues for constructivist/constructionist scholars, researchers, and practitioners: A presentation of and dialogue among the main national and international journals on or around PCP
13:00-14:30 Lunch break
14:30-16:00 PARALLEL SESSIONS
14:30 S. Kelly Rawat, J. Thakore, Encounters of a Third Kind: Finding Meaning in Complexity
15:15 V. Džinović, D. Vesić, S. Grbić, From Personal Towards Agonistic Constructivism
Workshop
14:30-16:00 S. Živković, Body of a psychotherapist – Needs, strengths and resources in transition
Coffee break
16:30-18:00 FINAL PLENARY

POSTERS
1. S. Filisetti, L. Entilli, S. Cipolletta, A personal Construct Psychology interpretation of bereavement experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic in Italy
2. S. Martucci, S. Previdi, S. Cipolletta, The doctor-patient relationship at the time of COVID-19 pandemic: an explorative study in an Italian emergency Department
3. A. Maiello, E. Auriemma, M. L. Martino, M. F. Freda, Narrative construction of chronic illness: a research on the Sense of Grip on Disease (SoGoD)
4. C. L. Caldiroli, R. Procaccia, A. Mazzei, D. Mazzei, A. Caruso, M. Castiglioni, From Attachment Theory to Self-characterization Technique: Study on Psychotherapists in Training
5. C. Bussè, M. Casa, F. Chiaro, M. GIliberto, M. Gemignani, The development of group psychotherapy processes in the experience of care with frontotemporal dementia. A PCP approach
6. E. Pluchinotta, An experience of applying Personal Construct Psychology within a pediatric onco-hematology department
7. A. Sanfeliciano, L. Á. Saúl, GridFCM: R package for the generation of Fuzzy Cognitive Maps through the Implication Grid