Change: Person, Society, Organisation
July 18 to 20  2013
The XXth International Congress on Personal Construct Psychology
Sydney, Australia

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Keynote addresses

Gabriele Chiari, Jonathan Raskin, Chris Stevens

Gabriele Chiari

To live is to know, to know is to change: A constructivist view of personal change

Prof. Gabriele Chiari, MD chartered psychotherapist, is co-director and teacher at the School of Specialization in Constructivist-Oriented Psychotherapy at CESIPc, Florence, Italy. He introduced personal construct theory in Italy in the early 80's and since then has trained about two hundred psychotherapists and contributed to the spreading of Kelly's ideas in the university. A member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Constructivist Psychology and Personal Construct Theory & Practice since their first issue, Prof. Chiari has published extensively on constructivist epistemology, theory and practice. His latest contribution (together with the late Maria Laura Nuzzo) is Constructivist psychotherapy: A narrative hermeneutic approach, published by Routledge in 2010.
Jonathan Raskin

Beyond relativism and "Anything Goes": A PCP-based constructivist model of ethical meaning-making

Jonathan D. Raskin is a professor of psychology and counseling at the State University of New York at New Paltz, where he currently serves as director of the counseling graduate program. Dr. Raskin’s scholarship focuses on constructivist psychology and psychotherapy. A fellow of the American Psychological Association, he is a past recipient of the State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities. Dr. Raskin is managing editor of the Journal of Constructivist Psychology and co-editor of the Studies in Meaning book series. He is licensed as a psychologist in New York, where he maintains a small private practice.

Chris Stevens

Autobiography of a (unintentionally) constructivist consultation company

Dr Chris Stevens
is Director and Principal Psychologist with the CommuniCorp Group - a consultancy which specialises in maximising individual and organisational performance. Chris has over 20 years experience facilitating groups and training programs in a wide variety of organisations. An expert facilitator and trainer of facilitators, he makes sure he delivers practical and tangible results with senior executives, leadership teams, boards, managers and staff.  

An experienced practising psychologist, he has extensive experience in developing resilient organisations with senior leadership teams to produce more productive and engaged workforces, as well as working clinically and academically. He has extensive experience in leadership development, workplace productivity issues, cultural enhancement and in the promotion of workplace wellbeing and has designed and facilitated many such programs across Australasia. He has, for a number of years, taught a postgraduate course at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS) on ‘Managing Creativity’.