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The Essential Practitioner s Handbook of Personal Construct Psychology

The Essential Practitioner s Handbook of Personal Construct Psychology Author Fay Fransella
ISBN-10 9780470015360
Release 2005-08-05
Pages 308
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This is a concise paperback version of the authoritative International Handbook of Personal Construct Psychology, focusing on the practical elements of that volume. Ideal for the individual practitioner, this selection of chapters covers the basic theory of personal constructs; the many skills and tools used by personal construct psychologists; its general application to psychotherapy and counselling; as well as many specific applications such as cross-cultural understanding, post-traumatic stress, children, teacher education, organizational change, nursing and family therapy. This is an indispensable guide to theory and skills for those wishing to use the personal construct psychology approach in their practice. It will appeal to a wide range of professionals such as psychologists, teachers, psychiatrists, nurses, system engineers and managers.

George Kelly

George Kelly Author Fay Fransella
ISBN-10 1446228665
Release 1995-11-16
Pages 192
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George Kelly's personal construct theory, first published in 1955, is as radical today as it was then. Describing how each one of us goes about our daily life trying to make sense of the events around us, it maintains that we are in charge of what we do in the world, that we do not merely react to events. This book reveals that George Kelly was a man of enormous intellect, of many talents and of great complexity. Fay Fransella outlines how his views have influenced the theory and practice of psychotherapy, and illustrates how his training in physics and mathematics influenced his theory and led to the development of one of his methods of measurement - the repertory grid. The book also describes Kelly's philosophy of constructive alternativism, which suggests that we have created and can therefore recreate ourselves, and that what is true for the individual, rather than some external truth, is what matters. This philosophy can be seen as a precursor of the current emphasis on constructivism. Criticisms of Kelly's work and examples of work carried out within this framework since his death are also featured.

The Wiley Handbook of Personal Construct Psychology

The Wiley Handbook of Personal Construct Psychology Author David A. Winter
ISBN-10 9781118508268
Release 2015-10-01
Pages 576
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The Wiley Handbook of Personal Construct Psychology is the definitive new reference for the field, providing a state-of-the-art review of PCP which focuses on the theory and its philosophy, methodology, areas of application and future horizons A definitive new reference work for the field of personal construct psychology, featuring leading international figures in the field Each section begins with a concise chapter that reviews the literature in the area concerned and highlights new developments Covers theory, history, methodology and a wealth of new and established applications including education, grief and meaning reconstruction, sexuality, organizational consultancy and personal construct coaching Draws on published and previously unpublished work by pioneers including Fay Fransella and Miller Mair

Eating disorders

Eating disorders Author Eric Button
ISBN-10 UOM:39015032934427
Release 1993
Pages 246
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A theoretical, investigative and personal approach to understanding people whose lives are taken over by food issues. Commences with an overview of eating disorders, followed by a detailed description concerned with concepts and techniques of personal construct psychology with particular reference to the context of people with eating disorders. Part three features a series of case studies. Lastly, specific issues which arise from this work are considered in the fields of eating disorders and personal construct psychology as well as future directions in this area.

The SAGE Handbook of Counselling and Psychotherapy

The SAGE Handbook of Counselling and Psychotherapy Author Colin Feltham
ISBN-10 9781526417657
Release 2017-09-20
Pages 688
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At over 700 pages and with more than 100 contributions, this Fourth Edition brings together the essentials of counselling and psychotherapy theory, research, skills and practice. Including new content on assessment, theory, applications and settings, and with new chapter overviews and summaries, this continues to be the most comprehensive and accessible guide to the field for trainees or experienced practitioners.

Reflections in Personal Construct Theory

Reflections in Personal Construct Theory Author Richard Butler
ISBN-10 9780470743584
Release 2009-03-18
Pages 452
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Internationally-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

Dryden s Handbook of Individual Therapy

Dryden s Handbook of Individual Therapy Author Windy Dryden
ISBN-10 1412922380
Release 2007
Pages 566
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Dryden's Handbook of Individual Therapy is now a classic text for trainees in counseling and psychotherapy. This newly updated Fifth Edition presents a comprehensive overview of the key approaches to individual therapy practice, including three new chapters on Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy and Integrative & Eclectic Approaches. Written by experts in their own therapeutic field, the book introduces the principles and methods of individual therapy concisely and accessibly. Following a clearly defined structure, each chapter outlines one approach in detail and provides case examples to illustrate how that approach works in practice.

A Manual for Repertory Grid Technique

A Manual for Repertory Grid Technique Author Fay Fransella
ISBN-10 9780470090800
Release 2004-02-06
Pages 280
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First published in 1977, this now classic manual has been completely revised and updated to reflect the enormous changes that have taken place both in the popularity of repertory grid methods and in the study of the methods themselves. Aimed at novices as well as those already knowledgeable about grid usage, this manual provides an overview of George Kelly’s personal construct theory, which underpins repertory grid methods. The reader will learn how to design a grid, with guidance on how to choose elements and ways of eliciting personal constructs that can influence the results obtained. The second edition includes multiple examples of grids, as well as: New chapters on the main computer methods of analysis available Supporting website with grid analysis programs available to download Extended annotated bibliography of the many examples of grid usage This book will appeal to psychology students, practitioners and academics. Other professionals who will find this an invaluable guide include managers, teachers and educationalists, speech and language therapists, nurses, probation officers and psychiatrists.

Self Organised Learning

Self Organised Learning Author Laurie F. Thomas
ISBN-10 9781483515052
Release 2013-10-01
Pages 388
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Personal meaning is the basis for all our actions and awareness of this process by means of the Learning Conversation empowers self-organized change. Accepting responsibility for developing one's own learning involves initiating clear self-generated purposes and strategies and tactics for achievi ng meaningful outcomes. Only when the learning outcomes meet criteria arising out of well formulated purpose and strategy does the learning task become fully formulated and satisfactorily achieved. Recognition of the iterative nature of this process is essential. This is the method of the Learning Conversation and the ability to guide this process is essential for tutors, teachers , managers , counsellors and therapists . To enable SOL they need to understand this method and practice this for them-selves to better enable their student/clients achieve self-organisation in their learning. Once achieved individuals continue to learn life-long. The book goes beyond the conversational uses of the repertory grid to develop SOL. The practitioner is introduced to other reflective tools which contribute to a Conversational Taxonomy of Reflective Tools. The book explores the concept of 'learning' and how different perspectives on learning reflect differences in cultural values. Here, the focus is on the individual's own learning and the personal nature of SOL. This results in personally valued changes in thoughts, feelings and actions. Changes in personal meaning contribute to changes in both experience and behaviour. It is argued that all professionals involved in the management of learning need to approach their job as primarily the encouragement and enabling of SOL. Those essentially derivative activities of instruction, demonstration, teaching and testing, etc. are then seen as subordinate functions. In this context the final chapters examine various roles of the teacher, tutor, coach, manager, therapist and consultant as change agents and how enabling Self-Organised-Learning becomes the ultimate goal. The sequel to this book elaborates on the principles and practice of the Learning Conversation for achieving SOL. ('Learning Conversations; The SOL Way to Personal and Organisational Growth.') These well researched conversational techniques and methods have been shown to increase the capacity for human learning. The learner is enabled to challenge their skills and competences, always giving emphasis to developing learning so that their personal learning curves are constantly under review. Self-organised-learners continue to experiment as the Learning Conversation becomes internalized and part of their natural language. Beyond the degree and diploma they continue to learn on-the-job and in life. This is the true meaning of life-long-learning. This approach is essential in our fast changing cultures, where the skills and knowledge of today can become the chains of tomorrows’ mind. The emphasis on self organisation in learning gains momentum in this context. The economics of learning today inevitably means that 'distance learning', as well as the increasing use of the digital environment within the traditional teaching setting emphasizes the importance of SOL. SOL sets learners free to independently explore new environments and technologies in meaningful ways, thus enhancing their personal meanings, skills, competence and creativity. The book is of even greater value today than when originally published in 1985 and reprinted in 1993. Future Learning should centre on SOL which answers the needs of Society today. This book offers a resource for a humane approach to learning in the 21st century and beyond.

Handbook of Coaching Psychology

Handbook of Coaching Psychology Author Stephen Palmer
ISBN-10 9781317822196
Release 2014-01-02
Pages 488
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The Handbook of Coaching Psychology provides a clear perspective on this emerging area of professional practice. The book begins with a mixture of personal and factual narratives on the historical and current context of coaching and coaching psychology. Stephen Palmer, Alison Whybrow and leading coaching psychologists and coaches outline recent developments in the profession, providing the reader with straightforward insights into the application of eleven different psychological approaches to coaching practice, including: solution focused coaching psychodynamic and systems-psychodynamic coaching narrative coaching cognitive behavioural coaching. Part three of the book considers the coach-client relationship, coach development and professional boundaries, together with issues of diversity and sustainability. The final part covers coaching initiatives in organisations and supervision followed by an introduction to professional bodies and available resources. The Handbook of Coaching Psychology is an essential resource for practising coaching psychologists, coaches, human resource and management professionals, and those interested in the psychology underpinning their coaching practice.

The SAGE Handbook of Personality Theory and Assessment

The SAGE Handbook of Personality Theory and Assessment Author Gregory J Boyle
ISBN-10 9781446246061
Release 2008-06-24
Pages 808
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This Handbook of Personality Theory and Assessment 2-Volume Set constitutes an essential resource for shaping the future of the scientific foundation of personality research, measurement, and practice. It reviews the major contemporary personality models (Volume 1) and associated psychometric measurement instruments (Volume 2) that underpin the scientific study of this important area of psychology. With contributions from internationally renowned academics, this work will be an important reference work for a host of researchers and practitioners in the fields of individual differences and personality assessment, clinical psychology, educational psychology, work and organizational psychology, health psychology and other applied fields as well. Volume 1: Personality Theories and Models. Deals with the major theoretical models underlying personality instruments and covers the following broad topics, listed by section heading: " Explanatory Models For Personality " Comprehensive Trait Models " Key Traits: Psychobiology " Key Traits: Self-Regulation And Stress " New Trait And Dynamic Trait Constructs " Applications

Measures of Personality and Social Psychological Constructs

Measures of Personality and Social Psychological Constructs Author Gregory J. Boyle
ISBN-10 9780123869586
Release 2014-09-04
Pages 824
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Measures of Personality and Social Psychological Constructs assists researchers and practitioners by identifying and reviewing the best scales/measures for a variety of constructs. Each chapter discusses test validity, reliability, and utility. Authors have focused on the most often used and cited scales/measures, with a particular emphasis on those published in recent years. Each scale is identified and described, the sample on which it was developed is summarized, and reliability and validity data are presented, followed by presentation of the scale, in full or in part, where such permission has been obtained. Measures fall into five broad groups. The emotional disposition section reviews measures of general affective tendencies, and/or cognitive dispositions closely linked to emotion. These measures include hope and optimism, anger and hostility, life satisfaction, self-esteem, confidence, and affect dimensions. Emotion regulation scales go beyond general dispositions to measure factors that may contribute to understanding and managing emotions. These measures include alexithymia, empathy, resiliency, coping, sensation seeking, and ability and trait emotional intelligence. The interpersonal styles section introduces some traditional social–psychological themes in the context of personality assessment. These measures include adult attachment, concerns with public image and social evaluation, and forgiveness. The vices and virtues section reflects adherence to moral standards as an individual characteristic shaped by sociocultural influences and personality. These measures include values and moral personality, religiosity, dark personalities (Machiavellianism,narcissism, and subclinical psychopathy), and perfectionism. The sociocultural interaction and conflict section addresses relationships between different groups and associated attitudes. These measures include cross-cultural values, personality and beliefs, intergroup contact, stereotyping and prejudice, attitudes towards sexual orientation, and personality across cultures. Encompasses 25 different areas of psychology research Each scale has validity, reliability info, info on test bias, etc Multiple scales discussed for each construct Discussion of which scales are appropriate in which circumstances and to what populations Examples of scales included

Family Belief Systems Therapy and Change

Family Belief Systems  Therapy and Change Author Rudi Dallos
ISBN-10 0335094929
Release 1991
Pages 190
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Family Belief Systems Therapy and Change has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Family Belief Systems Therapy and Change also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Family Belief Systems Therapy and Change book for free.

Let s Talk

Let s Talk Author Simon Burnham
ISBN-10 9781849206334
Release 2008-06-18
Pages 96
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Includes CD-Rom 'If you want to know what's wrong with someone, ask them - they may tell you!' Kelly, in Bannister and Fransella (1986) This quote from George Kelly, originator of Personal Construct Psychology (PCP), illustrates with humour his important theory that each one of us has developed a very personal and individual system for making sense of the world. The ways in which we think, feel about and understand the world around us all depend on the nature of this system of personal constructs we have devised. In order to make sense of the behaviour of another person we have to begin by understanding his or her personal constructs, which means talking to them and asking them to talk about themselves. Simon Burnham is a practitioner who uses and teaches personal construct theory and has written a practical book which; - introduces the theory in an accessible way - provides exercises and examples to illustrate the relevance of PCP to all our lives - explains how to use PCP in support and interview sessions with young people - extends its use into the practice of advocacy and representation. Readers attempting to understand the views and motivations of children and young people, and representing or explaining these views to others, will find that this book offers valuable practical ways to enhance the work they do. The book sets out to influence practice and includes a PowerPoint interview and assessment session which can be used with a child or young person via a laptop or PC and printed to provide a structure for recording the outcomes of the discussion.

Handbook of the Psychology of Aging

Handbook of the Psychology of Aging Author James E. Birren
ISBN-10 0080456073
Release 2011-04-27
Pages 564
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The Handbook of the Psychology of Aging, 6e provides a comprehensive summary and evaluation of recent research on the psychological aspects of aging. The 22 chapters are organized into four divisions: Concepts, Theories, and Methods in the Psychology of Aging; Biological and Social Influences on Aging; Behavioral Processes and Aging; and Complex Behavioral Concepts and Processes in Aging. The 6th edition of the Handbook is considerably changed from the previous edition. Half of the chapters are on new topics and the remaining half are on returning subjects that are entirely new presentations by different authors of new material. Some of the exciting new topics include Contributions of Cognitive Neuroscience to Understanding Behavior and Aging, Everyday Problem Solving and Decision Making, Autobiographical Memory, and Religion and Health Late in Life. The Handbook will be of use to researchers and professional practitioners working with the aged. It is also suitable for use as a textbook for graduate and advanced undergraduate courses on the psychology of aging. The Handbook of the Psycology of Aging, Sixth Edition is part of the Handbooks on Aging series, including Handbook of the Biology of Aging and Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences, also in their 6th editions.

Handbook of Critical Psychology

Handbook of Critical Psychology Author Ian Parker
ISBN-10 9781317537182
Release 2015-04-17
Pages 478
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Choice Recommended Read Critical psychology has developed over time from different standpoints, and in different cultural contexts, embracing a variety of perspectives. This cutting-edge and comprehensive handbook values and reflects this diversity of approaches to critical psychology today, providing a definitive state-of-the-art account of the field and an opening to the lines of argument that will take it forward in the years to come. The individual chapters by leading and emerging scholars plot the development of a critical perspective on different elements of the host discipline of psychology. The book begins by systematically addressing each separate specialist area of psychology, before going on to consider how aspects of critical psychology transcend the divisions that mark the discipline. The final part of the volume explores the variety of cultural and political standpoints that have made critical psychology such a vibrant contested terrain of debate. The Handbook of Critical Psychology represents a key resource for researchers and practitioners across all relevant disciplines. It will be of particular interest to students and researchers in psychology, psychosocial studies, sociology, social anthropology and cultural studies, and to discourse analysts of different traditions, including those in critical linguistics and political theory.


RADICAL CONSTRUCTIVISM Author Ernst von Glasersfeld
ISBN-10 9781135716042
Release 2013-08-06
Pages 232
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First Published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.