DescriptionInternationally-renowned practitioners discuss the impact of reflexivity on their work, giving those new to personal construct psychology valuable insights and guidance on managing the therapeutic relationship.
- Reflexivity is a key methodological issue in psychological theory and practice, and is an area of growing interest
- International contributors include prominent constructivist psychologists such as Richard Bell and David Winter
- Will help constructivist therapists to gain a better understanding of the nature of personal constructs from the perspective of both client and therapist
Section I Exploring Personal Construct Theory.
Chapter 1 Coming to terms with personal construct theory (Richard Butler).
Chapter 2 The construct (Harry Procter).
Section II The Men behind the Theory.
Chapter 3 The George Kelly I knew (Jay S. Efran).
Chapter 4 Don Bannister through the looking glass (Fay Fransella).
Section III Construct Theory as a Meaningful Alternative.
Chapter 5 Individuality, community and criminal behaviour (James Horley).
Chapter 6 Shaking hands with a serial killer (David A. Winter).
Chapter 7 Encounters of the puzzling kind: the organisational corollary in relation to self-construing (Richard Butler).
Chapter 8 Sauce for the gander (Sally Robbins).
Chapter 9 Griddled with angst: a roller-coaster ride on the repertory grid (Richard Bell).
Section IV Construct Theory as an Elaborative Choice.
Chapter 10 Living aggressively (Jonathan D. Raskin).
Chapter 11 The guilty choice: reflections on dislodgement, extension and definition (Peter Cummins).
Chapter 12 Different readings of personal construct theory (Trevor Butt).
Chapter 13 The teacher, the singer and the personal construct theorist: an unlikely but fruitful dialogue (Vivien Burr).
Chapter 14 Refl exivity: what in the 'GAK' is that? (Desley Hennessy).
Section V No One Need be a Victim of Their Biography.
Chapter 15 Differentiating the I from the ME (Jerald R. Forster).
Chapter 16 Mirror man (David Green).
Chapter 17 Landmarks on a personal odyssey (Finn Tschudi).
Chapter 18 Reconstruing after a change in health status (örn Scheer).
Chapter 19 Constructions of death and loss: a personal and professional evolution (Robert A. Neimeyer).
Chapter 20 Reflections on the creation of a dissertation (Dennis Hinkle).
Section VI The Client as an Active Participant.
Chapter 21 Enculturing reflexivity across cultures: non-PC lessons from study abroad (Naoimh O'Connor).
Chapter 22 The icing on the sausage: The emancipation of constructive alternativism (Dina Pekkala).
Chapter 23 Theory, therapy and life: experiential personal construct psychology and the 'desert places' of a therapist (Larry M. Leitner).
Chapter 24 Reflexivity, research and practice: explorations in experiential personal construct psychology (Alexandra L. Adame, Anthony J. Pavlo, Brendon M. Smith, Hugo J. Schielke & Larry M. Leitner).
Chapter 25 The joint experiment of research supervision (Beverly M. Walker).
Section VII And Finally . . . Reflections on Reflexivity.
Chapter 26 Critical consciousness in action: reflections on reflection in, from and beyond personal construct psychology (Bill Warren).