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Personal construct counseling in action / Fay Fransella, Peggy Dalton

Main Author Fransella, Fay Coauthor Dalton, Peggy Country Reino Unido. Publication London : Sage, imp. 1992 Description X, 150 p. ; 22 cm Series Counselling in action ISBN 0-8039-8281-X CDU 615.851
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How can you help clients get the most out of the counseling experience? The authors of this clear and accessible volume outline the key principles of Personal Construct Theory. They discuss and illustrate how the starting point of counseling is a careful exploration of the ways in which a client construes his or her world through credulous listening to all the client says and does not say. They describe the range of methods which may be used to help a counselor and client learn about these constructions and their implications, including self characterizations and the repertory grid technique. In addition, the authors show how the counselor and client, together devise experiments for change through which the client can try out new and more rewarding ways of interpreting and acting. A number of approaches to facilitate change are discussed and exemplified, . The book concludes with a detailed case-study of the counseling process with one particular client. "This is an informative book which is concise, well written and with no shortage of clinical examples. It should be relevant to all who are interested in counselling and psychotherapy and it may just whet some appetites for more." --British Journal of Psychology "One of the excellent series 'Counselling in Action'. . . . If you want to know about Personal Construct counselling, this is for you." --Self and Society "The book provides a very readable introduction that is to be commended. The authors provide useful summaries of repertory grids, fixed role therapy, self-characterization, and other methods for helping people change." --International Review of Psychology

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • The Ideas behind the Action Setting the Scene
  • The Framework for Understanding Problems and Possibilities
  • Exploring the Client's World
  • Counselling as a Process of Reconstruction
  • The Process of Change for Lisa
  • Ending the Process of PCP
  • Counselling - and Beyond

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