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Title: Personal constructs in systemic practice
Author: Feixas i Viaplana, Guillem
Keywords: Constructivisme (Psicologia)
Teràpia cognitiva
Constructivism (Psychology)
Cognitive therapy
Issue Date: 1995
Abstract: This paper intends to elaborate the relationship between Kelly's Personal Construct Theory (PCT) and the systemic therapies beyond their notable similarities. Kelly's constructive alternativism is situated in the context of the current constructivist orientation that the family therapy movement seems to be adopting. A model of change is presented based on PCT's experience cycle. From this cycle, the relationship between behaviors and constructions is elaborated incorporating Procter's (52, 53) notions of the Family Construct System (FCS) and position. This model allows for interventions both at behavioral and construction levels, as well as allowing for a certain technical eclecticism while, at the same time, retaining a strong theoretical coherence. This approach is discussed in the context of the debate about strategizing, power, and control held by authors such as Golann, Hoffman, and Tomm. Finally, some implications for research are outlined.
Note: Postprint del capítol del llibre: "Constructivism in psychotherapy", Robert A. Neimeyer and Michael J. Mahoney (ed.). Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association. ISBN 1-55798-279-1, 1995. (pág. 305-337)
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