Personal Construct Counselling in Action
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Personal Construct Counselling in Action by Fay Fransella
Book DescriptionPraise for the First Edition: 'In Britain, few people can have contributed more to the development of a personal construct approach than Fay Fransella and Peggy Dalton...Their book is primarily written for those who may wish to incorporate Kelly's ideas into their existing counselling framework...This is an informative book which is concise, well-written and with no shortage of clinical examples, relevant to all who are interested in counselling and psychotherapy' - British Journal of Psychology The revised and updated edition of this practical, accessible book gives a clear introduction to personal construct counselling for counselling trainees and practitioners alike. Outlining the key principles of the personal construct approach to counselling and relating them to practice, the book carefully explores ways in which counsellors, through credulous listening to everything the client says - and does not say - can build the client's awareness of the manner in which he or she construes problems. The range of methods that can be used to help the counsellor and client learn more about inherent contradictions and their implications, are described and illustrated.The book goes on to show how the counsellor and client in partnership can then devise experiments for change through which the client can try out new and more rewarding ways of constructing and acting. A number of approaches to facilitating change are discussed and exemplified.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780761966159
(216mm x 140mm x 9mm)
Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 27-Mar-2000
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, Hardback (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.
George Kelly, Paperback (November 1995)» View all books by Fay Fransella
This study discusses Kelly's theory of "Personal Construct Psychology". His philosophy of constructive alternatism and his methods of measurement, and demonstrates their lasting influence on current theory and practice of psychotherapy and counselling. Examples of his work are also featured.
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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). Peggy Dalton is Consultant Clinician at the Centre for Personal Construct Psychology, London
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