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In Paise of the First Edition `In Britain, few people can have contributed more to the development of a personal construct approach than Fay Fransella and Peggy Dalton... Their book is primarily written for those who may wish to incorporate Kelly's ideas into their existing counselling framework... This is an informative book which is concise, well-written and with no shortage of clinical examples, relevant to all who are interested in counselling and psychotherapy' - British Journal of Psychology The revised and updated edition of this practical, accessible book gives a clear introduction to personal construct counselling for counselling trainees and practitioners alike.

The Ideas Behind the Action
The ideas behind the action

It is of fundamental importance to understand that personal construct theory is not a theory of counselling. It is a theory that George Kelly proposed in 1955 to explain how you and I go about the business of trying to make sense of the world in which we live. It is, in fact, not so much a theory as a total psychology of human understanding and experiencing. It is total in that it suggests we look for explanations of all behaviours, feelings, motivations, learnings, experiences and whatever else besides, within each person.

This approach to human understanding involves looking for explanations of someone else's behaviour by putting oneself in that person's shoes and looking at the world ...

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