Psychotherapy has undergone major changes in recent years, with
a variety of new approaches including cognitive-behavioural therapy
joining the more traditional and widespread schools of thought.
These new approaches all share the epistemological assumption of
constructivism, which states that there are alternative ways of
looking at events and that we interpret events according to how we
see the world.
Constructivist Psychotherapy reviews the constructivist trends
in psychotherapy which link these new approaches, allowing the
reader to enter an entirely new dialogue. The book traces
constructivist thought, elaborating on Kelly s personal construct
theory and the implications for psychotherapeutic theory and
Areas of discussion include:
- the therapist s understanding of the client s narrative
- a constructivist understanding of the person
- psychological constructivism and constructivist trends in
Setting constructivist psychotherapy within its therapeutic,
social and philosophical context and using case studies throughout,
the book revisits 'Kellian' ideas and theories, bringing them up to
date, to explore what it is to be a constructivist psychotherapist
today. As such this book will be of interest to all
psychotherapists, as well as anyone with an interest in the
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