Call for Papers

Dear colleagues,

It is no more possible to send us a submission of presentation, but you can still register to the Symposium. We hope to see you in Lausanne.     The organizing committee

We invite person-centered and experiential practitioners, researchers, theoreticians, trainers or supervisors to make a contribution to the PCE Symposium 2016

Growing a Person-Centered Society in Europe

We hope to foster an exciting exchange of ideas, as well as an opportunity of rich exchanges between the presenters and the participants.

Submitting an abstract for presentation at PCE Symposium 2016 does not constitute registration for the conference. Presenters must register to attend the Symposium by following the instructions for registration on the conference website. The abstracts of accepted presentations will only be taken up in the final program after registration.

Translations: the main language of the Symposium will be English. Translations will be provided as much as possible in French and in German. A few presentations could be done in French or in German, and translated into English. This aims to allow the participation of most of the PCE practitioners of the organizing country, as well as of the surrounding countries.

The deadline for submissions is February 15 2016. Please be aware that, although every single offer is appreciated, submissions will be treated on the basis of the relevance to the Symposium. The organizing committee will confirm whether or not your submission is accepted as soon as possible after the closing date.

We encourage participants to present their work regarding the conference theme according to the following categories :


(including translation)
Lecture 90 min Individual presentation of about 40-45 minutes, with a time of 10-15 minutes for discussion and sharing with the other participants.
Workshop 90 or 120 min Has an experiential character. Focuses on a specific clinical skill or therapeutic approach. Is didactic and interactive in nature, in the sense that participants are actively involved and practice the skill or approach. Aims at fostering a mutual exchange on the theme of the workshop.
Panel 90 or 120 min Joint presentation of two or more persons, in which a debate on a given topic is encouraged. A time of 15-20 minutes is reserved for audience participation. May be facilitated by a moderator.
Poster Visual presentation with either personal presence or not.


For each presentation a title, an abstract (max. 150 words) and a short professional portrait (max. 50 words) are required. Please state in which category your presentation will be. Your abstract ought to give an idea of what participants can expect from it. It will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee. If accepted, the abstract will be put on the website ( and/or in the conference papers.

If you have any question please write to: