Call for papers

We invite all in the field of person centered and experiential psychotherapy and counselling to submit abstracts for the PCE2022 world conference.
Submission will open in October 2021 and end 1. February 2022. PCE2022 plan to use the Oxford Abstracts submission platform.

Below you find the submission formats for the in person conference. We believe that the COVID-situation allows for a full in person conference in 2022.

The scientific committee is in progress with planning for some online submissions to the conference, making it an in person conference with some online activity.

Formats for presenters

Brief individual Papers:

20-minutes 15 minutes presentation + 5 minutes discussion

This format encourages individual presenters to submit papers that are theoretical, brief empirical reports or that have a focus on practice. Individuals may submit their paper on their own but the Scientific Committee will thematically organise all individual papers and arrange them into 60-minutes sessions to include three 20-minutes individual papers.

Individual papers:

60-minutes 40 minutes presentation + 20 minutes discussion

The long paper submission will consist of a single paper presentation. Submissions will typically involve a 40 minutes presentation and allow a minimum of 20 minutes for discussion with audience participation. There will be only a limited number of these submissions accepted and the Scientific Committee might, after peer review, instead offer a presenter the opportunity to shorten their paper and resubmit as a Brief Individual Paper (see above).

3 x 15 minutes presentations + 15 minutes discussion

Alternatively, presenters may request a 60-minutes category when submitting three papers together that identifies at least two separate presenters. All papers must be presentations that focus on the same theme and are related in their organisation and focus. Submissions for this format must include an abstract that presents an overview for the whole session.

Panel/Symposium: 90 minutes

A panel/symposium will include either two or three individual paper presentations with a moderator/discussant who will be responsible for introducing the presenters, managing the time, and facilitating the audience discussion after the presentations have been made. Submissions for a panel/symposium must be complete and identify each of the presenters and the moderator/discussant at the time of submission. A substantial proportion of the time must be allowed for audience participation in the discussion.

Experiential Mini Workshop: 90 minutes

A mini-workshop (experiential) can be either an experiential workshop on any topic related to the conference theme that allows for a significant amount of time for audience participation through experiential exercises or other forms of audience participation such as discussions or practical tasks.

Demonstration Mini Workshop: 90 minutes

A mini-workshop (video-practice or live-demonstration) will focus on two perspectives on an aspect of psychotherapy practice. Each perspective is represented by a different person. Each perspective presented must include the presentation of video footage or live demonstration highlighting and centring a practice-focused issue. The focus is the same in each perspective. The video clips or live-demonstration form the basis for audience participation through discussion, experiential exercise or deliberate practice. It is preferential that video-practice/live-demo focused mini-workshops will bring together two of the ‘tribes’ and look at the ways in which different approaches might work with similar situations in therapy.

Poster: 120 minutes

There will be a poster presentation session within the conference programme. Posters are graphic representations of research studies that include the presentation of the findings of research study that has been carried out by the presenter. Poster sizes can be up to A0 (1189mm x 841mm) or A1 (841mm x 594mm) but no smaller than A1 size.