A Beginner's Guide to Personal Construct Therapy with Children and Young people
This introduction to Personal Construct Therapy approach with children and young people might be very useful to professionals with some knowledge of Personal Construct Psychology (PCP) wishing to consider the practicalities of therapy. It might also be a starting point for readers who are trying to find out what a PCP therapist might do.
It includes details that are not available in other texts: issues around referrals; setting up for therapy and measuring progress; what might happen at the start, middle and end of an episode of Personal Construct Therapy; and how to write about the therapeutic work, with sample letters and explanations. There are explanations for six Personal Construct techniques which can be used in sessions, including two newly developed and previously unpublished techniques, The Belgrade Difficult Experience Comic Strip and The Super Simple Role Rating.
Heather Moran is a clinical and educational psychologist with 40 years experience of working with children, adolescents, their parents and teachers. She has delivered workshops and conference presentations about her therapeutic work and has a number of journal publications. Her Drawing the Ideal Self technique has been used in therapy and research to explore the personal views of children and young people. Heather teaches on the Coventry Constructivist Centre’s Personal Construct Psychology foundation course and is a visiting lecturer at the universities of Birmingham, Coventry and Warwick.