DescriptionThis book presents the latest thinking and research in Personal Construct Psychology (PCP) covering a broad range of areas of interest to both researcher and practitioner. It provides reports of empirical research, reflections by practicing personal construct psychologists and conceptual analyses of issues pertaining to current and emerging theoretical issues in PCP. The book consists of five sections covering:
- Theory and History
- Assessment and Understanding
- Problems of Living
- Evidence-Based Interventions
- Other Interventions, Clinical and Educational
Contributors are international scholars and practitioners based in a variety of clinical settings. In addition, the contributions reflect the internationalisation of PCP, with contributors coming from the USA, the UK, Europe and Australasia.
Personal Construct Psychology is a valuable resource for a wide range of health professionals, educationalists and practitioners in counselling and clinical psychology.
List of Contributors.
SECTION I: THEORY AND HISTORY.
1. Applying personal construct models to work with people (Linda L. Viney).
2. Personal construct therapy and its history in pragmatism (Trevor Butt).
3. Reflections on the “artistic mentality” and personal construct psychology (Bill Warren).
4. Personal construct psychology through a poststructural lens (Paula Eustace and Nina Bruni).
5. The joint spatial representation of constructs and elements (Prasuna Reddy and Richard C. Bell).
6. The “inquiring man” in the laboratory (Harald Seelig and Janina Radó).
7. Small steps against the tyranny of distance in isolated communities (Linda L. Viney).
SECTION II: ASSESSMENT AND UNDERSTANDING.
8. Therapeutic artistry: evoking experiential and relational truths (Larry M. Leitner).
9. Diversity and multiculturalism in psychotherapy: A personal construct perspective (Derek C. Oliver and Mark W. Schlutsmeyer).
10. Making sense of dementia (Sally Robbins and Mike Bender).
11. Psychotherapists’ theoretical orientations as elaborative choices (David A. Winter, Finn Tschudi and Nicholas Gilbert).
12. A personal construct theory view of professional identity (Julie Ellis).
SECTION III: PROBLEMS OF LIVING.
13. Trust and dependency in younger and older people (Nicole G. Rossotti, David A. Winter and Mary H. Watts).
14. THC and PCP: factors maintaining cannabis use in people with and without psychosis (Bob Green).
15. Counselling after sexual assault: a personal construct model of the impact of counsellors’ responses to client disclosure (Carole Carter and Linda L. Viney).
16. Role relationships and the restoration of coherence in the stories of women diagnosed with breast cancer (Lisbeth G. Lane and Linda L. Viney).
17. A hygienic process? Researcher and participants construing each other’s worlds (Alessandra Iantaffi).
SECTION IV: EVIDENCE-BASED INTERVENTIONS.
18. Menopause: the start of change (Heather Foster and Linda L. Viney).
19. When the unreal becomes real: an evaluation of personal construct group psychotherapy with survivors of breast cancer (Lisbeth G. Lane and Linda L. Viney).
20. Personal construct group work with troubled adolescents (Deborah Truneckova and Linda L. Viney).
SECTION V: OTHER INTERVENTIONS, CLINICAL AND EDUCATIONAL.
21. Tapping into pre-service teachers’ perceptions of successful language teachers: A repertory grid approach (Pamela Leung).
22. Movement in personal change: the practice of dance therapy (Sabrina Cipolletta).
23. The posture of anticipation: Kelly and Alexander (David M. Mills).
24. The art of writing: embodiment and pre-verbal construing (Vivien Burr).