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The Child Within: Taking the Young Person's Perspective by Applying Personal Construct Psychology, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-470-02997-8
246 pages
September 2007
The Child Within: Taking the Young Person


Many young people appear troubled. Sometimes their behaviour can intimidate or simply baffle. Drawing on the principles of Personal Construct Theory and now fully updated in response to popular demand, The Child Within helps develop our understanding of how children make sense of the world and themselves - and offers solutions for resolving the dilemmas they face. Practical applications of Personal Construct Theory are illustrated using cases coupled with the authors’ own research. The Second Edition includes seven brand new chapters and a guest chapter by Harry Procter on working with families.
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Table of Contents

About the Authors.




1 Fundamental principles.

2 Adopting a credulous approach.

3 The framework of personal construct theory.  

4 Discovering children's construing.            

5 The exploration of self.
6 Core construing.

7 Performance and competence.

8 The growth of sociality.

9 Troublesome behaviour.           

10 Exploring avenues of change.

11 Being in trouble with the law.
12 Exploring illness.

13 Construing within the family (Harry Procter). 
14 An evidence base.


Author Index.

Subject Index.

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Author Information

Dr Richard Butler is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with East Leeds Primary Care Trust in the UK. He is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and has published extensively in the areas of both sport psychology and clinical psychology.

Dr David Green is the Co-Director of the Clinical Psychology Continuing Professional Development programme and Deputy Director of the Clinical psychology Training Programme at the University of Leeds. He is Chair of the Professional Development Sub-committee of the Division of Clinical Psychology within the British Psychological Society, and a Consultant Clinical Psychologist at St James’s University Hospital in Leeds.

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