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Personal Construct Methodology

Personal Construct Methodology

Peter Caputi (Editor), Linda L. Viney (Editor), Beverly M. Walker (Editor Emeritus), Nadia Crittenden (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-470-77087-0

Nov 2011, Wiley-Blackwell

368 pages

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$126.95

Description

Written by an international team of experts, this collection provides a comprehensive account of established and emerging methods of collecting and analysing data within the framework of personal construct theory.
  • Covers methods such as content analysis scales, repertory grid methodology, narrative assessments and drawings, the laddering and ABC techniques, and discusses how and why they are used
  • Explores both qualitative and quantitative methods, as well as methods used in clinical and counselling settings
  • Includes 13 contributions from leading international scholars
About the Editors ix

List of Contributors xi

Preface xv

Acknowledgments xvii

PART I: SETTING THE SCENE

1 Assessment of Personal Constructs: Features and Functions of Constructivist Techniques 3
Heather Gaines Hardison and Robert A. Neimeyer

2 Qualitative Methods in Personal Construct Research: A Set of Possible Criteria 53
Linda L. Viney and Sue Nagy

PART II: QUALITATIVE APPROACHES: EXPLORING PROCESS

3 The Use of Laddering: Techniques, Applications and Problems 71
Beverly M. Walker and Nadia Crittenden

4 The ABC Model Revisited 89
Finn Tschudi and David Winter

5 The Self-Characterization Technique: Uses, Analysis and Elaboration 109
Nadia Crittenden and Chantel Ashkar

6 Experience Cycle Methodology: A Method for Understanding the Construct Revision Pathway 129
Lindsay G. Oades and Linda L. Viney

PART III: QUANTITATIVE APPROACHES: EXPLORING PROCESS

7 An Introduction to Grid-based Methods 149
Peter Caputi

8 Analyzing Grids: New and Traditional Approaches 159
Peter Caputi, Richard Bell and Desley Hennessy

9 Computer-aided Constructivism 183
Brian R. Gaines and Mildred L.G. Shaw

10 Using Constructivist-oriented Content Analysis Scales 223
Linda L. Viney and Peter Caputi

PART IV: METHODS IN COUNSELING AND CLINICAL SETTINGS

11 Narrative Assessment in Psychotherapy: A Constructivist Approach 247
Luis Botella and MarıaGamiz

12 Using Contrasting Drawings or Pictures as an Assessment Tool within a Personal Construct Framework 269
Heather Foster and Linda L. Viney

13 Personal Construct Psychotherapy Techniques with Adolescents: An Integrated Model 287
Miriam Stein, Elaine Atkinson, and Anne Fraser

Index 319