By (author) Fay Fransella
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George Kelly by Fay Fransella
Book DescriptionGeorge 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780803984950
(216mm x 138mm x 14mm)
Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 16-Nov-1995
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Fay Fransella
Essential Handbook of Personal Construct Psychology, Paperback (March 2005)
Personal Construct Psychology was devised by George Kelly in 1955 as a new method in psychotherapy. Since then, his techniques have been applied widely throughout psychology and beyond, to include areas as diverse as nursing, conflict resolution, sociology and literary criticism.
Manual for Repertory Grid Technique, Paperback (October 2003)
Repertory Grid Technique is a way of quantifying personal constructs, the basis George Kelly's famous theory. Since the first edition by Academic press in 1977, work using and extending George Kelly's ideas, in particular the repertory grid, has continued internationally, reaching into areas way beyond psychology.
International Handbook of Personal Construct Psychology, Hardback (May 2003)
This handbook brings together, for the first time, a wide range of theories, research, and practice that has grown out of George Kelly's original concept. It provides a reference on what has been done as well as insights into how further applications can be made within psychology and psychotherapy.
Personal Construct Counselling in Action, Paperback (March 2000)» View all books by Fay Fransella
Presents an introduction to personal construct counselling for counselling trainees and practitioners. Outlining the key principles of the personal construct approach to counselling and relating them to practice, this book explores ways in which counsellors can build the client's awareness of the manner in which he or she construes problems.
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Author Biography - Fay Fransella
Fay Fransella is founder and Director of the Centre for Personal Construct Psychology in London, and is the co-author of Personal Construct Counselling in Action (SAGE, 1990).
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