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Personal Construct Psychology. New Ideas

  • ID: 2251021
  • Book
  • September 2006
  • 358 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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This 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.


Richard C. Bell, Australia
Mike Bender, UK
Nina Bruni, Australia
Vivien Burr, UK
Trevor Butt, UK
Carol Carter, Australia
Sabrina Cipolletta, Italy
Julie Ellis, Australia
Paula Eustace, Australia
Heather Foster, Australia
Nicholas Gilbert, UK
Bob Green, Australia
Alessandra Iantaffi, UK
Lisbeth G. Lane, Australia
Larry M. Leitner, USA
Pamela Leung, Hong Kong
David Mills, USA
Derek C. Oliver, USA
Janina Radó, Germany
Prasuna Reddy, Australia
Sally Robbins, UK
Nicole Rossotti, Australia
Mark W. Schlutsmeyer, USA
Harold Seelig, Germany
Deborah Truneckova, Australia
Finn Tschudi, Norway
Linda L. Viney, Australia
Bill Warren, Australia
Mary H. Watts, UK
David Winter, UK

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About the Editors.

List of Contributors.




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).


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).


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).


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).


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).


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Peter Caputi
Heather Foster
Linda L. Viney
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