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Personal and Relational Construct Therapy by Harry Procter and David Winter >>

Available at Amazon

Personal and Relational Construct Therapy by Harry Procter and David Winter. Palgrave MacMillan 2020 387 Pages. 13 Chapters covering such matters as Philosophy behind PRCT, Assessment Tools, Examples, Formulating, Relation to other approaches inter alia. 47 pages of Bibliography and a chapter devoted to the Evidence Base and its position in modern therapies. This is a comprehensive coverage of PRCT in which attention is paid throughout to the evidenced status of its methods and understanding. An enduring feature of the book is its persistent attention to its position relative to other therapies. It has practical aspects which the practitioner from any approach can access. The authors have reference to the restrictiveness of current institutionalised therapy presecription in the UK and draw out creative facets of the approach. Whilst there are clear links to established PCP practice and research, new material and concepts over relational aspects occur often and also in whole chapter focus. An authoritative Handbook style

The authors Procter & Winter of the new book Personal and Relational Construct Psychotherapy (Palgrave Macmillan, 2020) are here interviewed by Peter Cummins and Jelena Pavlovič. (Watch on Youtube)

Coventry Foundation guide to Personal Construct Psychology >>

The Coventry Foundation guide to Personal Construct Psychology is based on the 5 day Foundation Course which is run on an annual basis in Coventry. The main emphasis in the Foundation Course is to demonstrate the contribution that a knowledge of PCP can bring to understanding both yourself and other people. To do this the course consists of a mixture of theory and practical exercises. The guide is written by the five PCP Practitioners who run the course, all of whom have a Diploma in Personal Construct therapy. The Foundation Guide is part of a series of introductory texts produced by the Coventry Constructivist Centre.

Heather Moran Personal Construct Therapy with Children and young people >>

At Amazon £ 8.34
Kindle edition available

This book has 175 pages with 7 chapters. 4 of the chapters are exclusively concerned with providing resources for the active.
Originally designed with the aim of helping the beginning Personal Construct Psychology therapist but the author describes how the book is envisaged as supporting any who have a role with children and young people.
The book takes great pains to supply refined resources especially from the Internet and gradually introduces these as the initial steps of encounter with a child are envisaged. The author has supplied personal guidance and wisdom from 40 years of experience as a Clinical and Educational Psychologist. From these initial steps, through measuring things a little the book offers superlative tools of generating understanding about how the child views [construes] the world. It is not all about words and some of the techniques exploit childrens' interests in drawing and diagrams. There examples of how children might respond. There is a thorough account of the Drawing the Ideal Self which the author calls “an Abridged Manual” - there's plenty in it. For the beginner in this approach, there are guidances of where to look for next steps.