An Internet Journal devoted to the Psychology of Personal Constructs

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Vol. 19



Harry Procter*, Chiara Lui**, Vladimir Džinović***
and Joady Brennan****

* University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK, ** Institute of Constructivist Psychology, Padua, Italy, *** Institute for Educational Research, Belgrade, Serbia, *** London, UK



These 14 papers are based on presentations given at the 14th European PCP Conference which took place at the University of Edinburgh in July 2018. The theme of the conference was ‘Developing sociality in the 21st Century’. This collection reflects the wide range of applicability of PCT and the fertility of the theory, especially emerging  from the professionals' points of view.


About the authors

Harry Procter is a Visiting Professor at the University of Hertfordshire, UK. He conducted his doctoral research in the early 1970’s at the Department of Mental Health, University of Bristol, applying Personal Construct Psychology to family processes and beginning the development of a Systemic Constructivist approach to family therapy. He was Clinical Psychologist with the National Health Service for 27 years before retiring in 2004. He has taught in a number of countries over the years and has published over 60 papers and chapters covering a variety of topics. He is currently engaged in researching the philosophical background of his approach. He has recently finished Personal and Relational Construct Psychotherapy, a book co-written with David Winter for Palgrave-MacMillan.


Chiara Lui is a constructivist psychologist and psychotherapist, teacher at the Institute of Constructivist Psychology in Padua, Executive Director of the Rivista Italiana di Costruttivismo, Programme Manager of Icp International Lab, and member of the council of SocietÓ Italiana di Costruttivismo. She works with people and their relationships, constantly trying to translate constructivist premises into experiences and opportunities for change. As a psychotherapist she meets every day with adults, adolescents and families. She works also as consultant, trainer and supervisor of other professionals and associations in the context of helping relationships.


Vladimir Džinović is a psychologist and constructivist psychotherapist, research associate at the Institute for Educational Research in Belgrade and an educator in the Serbian Constructivist Association. He is interested in applying constructivism and post-structuralism in personality psychology, and clinical and educational psychology. His area of expertise is qualitative research, especially the techniques of the psychology of personal constructs, the methodology of the multiple self and the analytics of power.

Contact: v.dzinovic@gmail.com

Joady Brennan is an Honorary Fellow, UK Council on Psychotherapy. Now retired from working in various NHS mental health services, research and teaching at Brunel University, Birkbeck UCL, University of Sheffield, and the PCPA psychotherapy training, and various committees. She is still doing some supervision and mentoring and is an external examiner for University of East London. She is trying to get some writing done.

Contact: joadybrennan@maccom



Procter, H., Lui, C., Džinović, V., Brennan, J. (2019). Editorial: Developing sociality in the 21th century.Personal Construct Theory & Practice, 19, 14-15.

(Retrieved from http://www.pcp-net.org/journal/pctp19/procter19)


ISSN 1613-5091

Last update: 10 November 2019