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Is trauma the product of over- or under-elaboration? : A critique of the personal construct model of posttraumatic stress disorder
A clinical sample of people diagnosed with PTSD (n = 36) was tested using repertory grids and questionnaires. The study examined the viability of the personal construct model of PTSD (Sewell et al., 1996). Results did not ...
Shaking hands with a serial killer
(John Wiley & Sons, 2009)
Cognitive behaviour therapy : from rationalism to constructivism?
Treatment guidelines indicate that the treatment of choice for most psychological problems is cognitive-behavioural therapy. This paper suggests that there are alternative constructions of the evidence base from which such ...
Un studio naturalista sobre el cambio de los conflictos cognitivos durante la psicoterapia
The authors present a proposal to operationalize and assess the change of a type of eognitive confiict called implicative dilemma (iD) in the context of personal construct theory. In a sample of 87 patients, Dls and symptoms ...
Love hurts : explorations of love, validation, and conflict
This paper considers how love may be conceptualised from a personal construct theory perspective, particularly in relation to experiences of validation and invalidation. This model is applied to writings about love, and ...
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Personal construct psychotherapy in a national health service setting : Does survival mean selling out?
(PACE University Press, 2008-01)
Improving access or denying choice?
This paper addresses the ‘Improving Access to Psychological Therapies’ programme and the reports on which it is based. It is suggested that the evidence base favouring particular psychological therapies is not as clear as ...
Construing the construction processses of serial killers and violent offenders 2 : the limits of credulity
This article presents a categorization of pathways to violence and homicide, including serial killing, in terms of personal construct theory. Violent offenders' reactions to their offences are considered in relation to the ...
A controlled trial of personal construct psychotherapy for deliberate self-harm
Evidence for the effectiveness of psychological therapies for people who self-harm is limited. Personal construct theory provides a model of self-harm and a framework for therapeutic intervention, which was evaluated in ...