June 19 to 21, 2008, University of Victoria

About the Conference

The conference is hosted by the School of Child and Youth, and the Faculty of Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies at the University of Victoria, British Columbia. We encourage practitioners, educators, and researchers who work from constructivist, constructionist, or narrative theories to attend this conference in order to participate in dialogues that extend the reach of these perspectives. Child and youth care practitioners, psychologists, counsellors, social workers, health care practitioners, and mediators would all find this to be a relevant and stimulating event. The conference will be organized around three main domains of Constructivist practice: Therapy or Counselling, Education, and Research. Proposals will be considered in these areas.


Organizing Committee

Conference Chair
Dr. Marie Hoskins, School of Child and Youth Care, University of Victoria, mhoskins@uvic.ca


  • Dr. Marla Buchanan, Dept. of Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education, UBC
  • Dr. Jay Efran, Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Temple University
  • Dr. Anne Marshall, Faculty of Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies
  • Janet Newbury, M.A., Child and Youth Care UVic
  • Dr. Blythe Sheppard, Faculty of Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies
  • Dr. Jennifer White, School of Child and Youth Care

Presentations and Proposals

Presentations are invited for The Thirteenth Biennial Constructivist Psychology Network Conference to be held at the University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia June 19th to June 21nd, 2008.

The Organizing Committee invites sole authors or first authors from a collaboration to submit proposals for papers. The standard presentation should be 45 minutes, which includes time for questions and discussion. Panel or workshop presentations may also be considered and will be 90 minutes including time for discussion and questions.

Presenters are encouraged to have copies of their papers or presentations available for distribution at the conference.

Proposals should be made electronically and must include the following information:

  • First author: Name, affiliation, postal and email addresses, phone and fax numbers
  • Coauthor(s): Name, affiliation, postal and email addresses, phone and fax numbers of each coauthor
  • Title of the proposal
  • Abstract (maximum 100-200 words) to be included in the program (printed)

Preferred Format

Please confirm in writing when you submit your abstract that your presentation conforms to the standard 30 minute ‘paper’ format. If you propose a panel presentation (90 minutes), please indicate.

General Focus

Depending on the quantity of proposals submitted, we may organize the conference into themes. Please indicate the category that best describes your submission: Practice, Research, or Education/Pedagogy

Please indicate your requirements for

  • overhead transparency projector
  • data projector (MS PowerPoint presentation)
  • laptop computer with CD ROM
  • other (specify)

The deadline for submission of abstracts is March 1st, 2008