A theory with infinite possibilities

July 16 to 20  2007
The XVIIth International Congress on Personal Construct Psychology
Brisbane, Australia

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About the Congress

Personal Construct Theory was developed by George Kelly (1905-1967), a clinical psychologist who was interested in personal meaning and choice. The congress in Brisbane, Australia will be the 17th bi-annual international congress organized to explore developments in PCT theory and practice. PCT conferences provide an opportunity for academics and practitioners, students and researchers from diverse backgrounds to share ideas regarding applications of PCT and related approaches. PCT and methods derived from it, have informed research and practice across a range of fields including education, counselling, business, the arts, architecture and religion. A common feature underpinning these diverse fields is personal construing, people generating meaning and making choices based on their personal experience.
The conference will be held in a bushland setting in subtropical Brisbane. Near Mt Cootha, the conference venue is 6 kms from the city centre and near the botanical gardens and panoramic venues of the Brisbane area. Brisbane is only one hour's drive from the famed beaches of the Gold and Sunshine Coasts. Hinterland areas with bushwalks are readily accessible and for those who like cities, Brisbane is the state capital, which still retains some of the laid-back Queensland approach to life. Brisbane has an international airport and all state capitals and tourist attractions such as the Great Barrier Reef or Uluru can be readily accessed from Brisbane.

A bushland setting captures some of the Australian experience and allows an interlude from busy schedules and an opportunity to meet leading figures in the field of PCT and mix with others interested in exploring the applications of Personal Construct Theory.

The congress will be opened by a traditional welcome ceremony and performance by Yuggera indigenous dancers.

As a social outing, there will be a visit to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. This is the world's first and largest koala sanctuary, with over 130 koalas. Cuddle a koala anytime, handfeed kangaroos and
encounter a large variety of Aussie wildlife, all in beautiful, natural settings.

Keynote Speakers
Dr Trevor Butt, UK
Professor Robert Neimeyer, USA

Professor Jörn Scheer, Germany
Professor David Winter, UK

Conference Committee
Richard Bell
Paula Eustace
Heather Foster

Bob Green
Anne Fraser
Miriam Stein

Barbara Tooth
Beverly Walker
Bill Warren

Inquiries regarding the programme should be directed to Richard Bell (, regarding the organisation of the congress to Bob Green (

Submissions of contributions are expected before 14th February 2007 (see Call for Contributions)

extended to April 2nd, 2007

See a few pictures of Brisbane and the beach - and the pelicans!

The congress is organised by Bob Green on behalf of the Australasian Personal Construct Group (APCG)