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Personal and Relational Construct Psychotherapy

Authors: Procter, Harry, Winter, David

  • Provides a rigorous introduction to Personal and Relational Construct Psychotherapy and its application in therapeutic and counselling practice
  • Includes step-by-step descriptions of assessment and therapeutic methods for working with individuals, families, and groups
  • Presents the philosophical, theoretical, and scientific bases of the approach and its development
  • Represents the first book to extend the personal construct approach to the relational context
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この教本について

This book introduces Personal and Relational Construct Psychotherapy, a development by the authors of an approach to psychotherapy originated in the 1950’s by George A. Kelly. Drawing on a lifetime of experience in working with people in mental health settings, Procter and Winter focus on the crucial relationships that form the context of human struggles, and how these can be a fertile resource in problem-resolution. The book provides step-by-step descriptions of assessment and therapeutic methods for working with individuals, families, and groups, as well as exploring the philosophical background of the approach, its application to formulation, supervision, and reflective practice, its relationships to other models of psychotherapy, and its evidence base. The book will be invaluable for psychotherapists, counsellors, and psychologists of all levels and traditions, and useful for students and trainees in health, education, social work, and any field involving helping people with the difficulties of everyday life.

著者について

Harry Procter is Visiting Professor at the University of Hertfordshire, and was formerly a Consultant Clinical Psychologist in the UK National Health Service, specialising for many years in working with families in both adult and child mental health and disability settings.


David Winter is Professor Emeritus of Clinical Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire, UK. He has around 200 publications, primarily on personal construct psychology and psychotherapy research.

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“In this magnum opus, Procter and Winter generously offer us the distilled wisdom and encyclopedic knowledge of two professional lifetimes spent in the creative extension of personal construct psychology and its application to psychotherapy.  Delving into the cornucopia of clinical cases, the fresh rendering of classical Kellian concepts, and their substantial elaboration by subsequent generations of construct theorists, I discovered a book as readable as it was comprehensive, and as practically relevant to my weekly work with clients as it was theoretically coherent.  For any helping professional who has ever wondered, “Whatever became of personal construct theory?” I recommend this book as the definitive, accessible, and eye-opening answer.  Or perhaps it is more than an answer--it is an invitation to deep and fruitful dialogue with a living tradition that has much to tell us and teach us half a century after the death of its founder.”
(Professor Robert A. Neimeyer, author of Constructivist Psychotherapy

“A fascinating presentation of Personal Construct Psychotherapy perspective and its developments through a relational key, expressing the growing convergences between systemic psychotherapies and Kelly’s clinical perspective. Richly researched and elegantly written, this remarkable book is destined to become a point of reference not only in the PCP world but also in the larger field of clinical psychology and psychotherapy”. (Professor Valeria Ugazio, University of Bergamo and and Scientific Director, European Institute of Systemic-relational Therapies, Milan, Italy)

“A well written, succint and updated primer for contemporary constructivist therapy based on both the Kellyan and systemic traditions, this book deserves to be read by psychotherapists of all orientations who are striving for fresh intellectual air. Indeed, the approach presented as “Personal and Relational Construct Psychotherapy” is a highly integrative endevaour offering ways of understanding human suffering in their relational context, with a strong focus on meanings (both shared and individual) rather than labels or personality types. Readers will find here the voice of two writers who have a lifelong experience as psychotherapists but with a strong grounding in the philosophical, theoretical, and scientific bases of their approach. The book is full of practical guidance and clinical tips, including a series of very specific questions to be used with clients or patients”.(Professor Guillem Feixas, University of Barcelona, Spain)


“Understanding others – and thus the process of psychotherapy – requires that we take a credulous approach to the other… If there was ever a book that reveals how practitioners, theorists and researchers alike can engage the meanings that mediate the mentalities of the other, it is this one.  …Procter and Winter…bring the reader through an engaging, accessible and thorough discussion of the nature of the conceptual and philosophical foundations of personal and relational construct psychotherapy; the process of constructivist clinical interviewing, assessment and case formulation; and the process of engaging in psychotherapy with individuals, couples, families and other groups. They have written a volume that is both comprehensive and succinct; practical and theoretically grounded; and readable without compromising conceptual rigor. It will be useful to practitioners, practitioners in training, graduate students, theorists, researchers, and anyone else who wishes to learn how to foster constructive transformation through deep interpersonal engagement”.
  (Professor Michael Mascolo, Merrimack College, Massachusetts, USA)

“Kelly’s work was extraordinarily thoughtful, and the authors don’t shy away from covering this depth, providing insight into the underlying philosophy of the approach, and giving a flavour of the context in which the ideas were formed. Above all, they capture the creativity which is perhaps a key feature of the therapy. For those whose only knowledge of personal construct psychotherapy is that it was a major influence on the development of cognitive psychotherapies, it may come as a surprise to read about the contemporary flavour of so much in this book, such as the approach to diagnoses and formulation, and the significant political dimension to the ideas. Case material brings the approach to life, and again may surprise some in the range of problems treated, with useful chapters on working with families and couples, groups, and supervision and reflective practice.”(Dr Gary Latchford, University of Leeds clinical psychology training programme)
“This book is a guide for therapists helping people bring about change in their lives. …it advocates collaborative ways of assisting people solve problematic situations, by focusing on future possibilities, rather than over-emphasizing the past, and by treating relationships less as a hindrance, and more as a resource to be placed at the heart of therapy. The authors provide detailed research in relation to a variety of therapies, research that should inspire therapists who are struggling with restrictive policies in their own agencies. … For readers not already familiar with PCT, links with more familiar and conventional theories are helpfully spelled out, allowing for a rich integration of existing and novel ways of thinking and practising. The book provides a sympathetic critique of the systemic field, and makes a useful contribution to bridging the old gap between the first- and second-order approaches that troubled the family therapy field for so many years”.
(Sigurd Reimers, Family therapist, West of England)

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イーブック ¥4,575
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  • イーブック版は、まもなく発売予定です。
  • 予定日: November 12, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-52177-6
  • ウォーターマーク付、 DRMフリー
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  • どの電子書籍リーダーからでもすぐにお読みいただけます。
ソフトカバー ¥5,719
価格の適用国: Japan (日本円価格は個人のお客様のみ有効) (小計)
  • 予定日: November 12, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-52176-9
  • 個人のお客様には、世界中どこでも配送料無料でお届けします。
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Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Personal and Relational Construct Psychotherapy
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Texts in Counselling and Psychotherapy
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
イーブック ISBN
978-3-030-52177-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-52177-6
ソフトカバー ISBN
978-3-030-52176-9
Series ISSN
2662-9127
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVIII, 384
Number of Illustrations
17 b/w illustrations
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