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Vol. 17




Gabriele Chiari

School of Constructivist Psychotherapy, CESIPc, Florence, Italy



Kelly has repeatedly invited to experiment with his theory to prove its fertility. However, personal construct theory and its application to psychotherapy have seen few developments. A recent contribution comes from Walker’s revision of the notion of psychological disorder which opens new perspectives to the understanding of several psychological events. Other contributions come from the narrative hermeneutic approach. The outline of personal paths of dependency, and the more recent proposal of forms of uncompleted recognition, are just examples of such a line of research that arises from a phenomenological and hermeneutic interpretation and elaboration of personal construct theory and psychotherapy.
Keywords: personal construct psychotherapy, hermeneutic constructivist psychotherapy, disorder, forms of uncompleted recognition.


About the author

Gabriele Chiari, MD chartered psychotherapist, is co-director and teacher at the School of Specialization in Constructivist Psychotherapy at CESIPc, Florence, Italy, teacher member and President of the Associazione Italiana di Psicologia e Psicoterapia Costruttivista, AIPPC. He introduced personal construct theory in Italy in the early 80's and since then has trained about two hundred psychotherapists and contributed to the spreading of Kelly's ideas in the university by teaching Psychodiagnostics and Clinical Psychology as contract professor at the Faculty of Psychology, Florence, for eight years. A member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Constructivist Psychology and Personal Construct Theory & Practice since their first issue, has published extensively on constructivist epistemology, theory and practice, and on a phenomenological-hermeneutic elaboration of personal construct theory. His latest contributions are Constructivist psychotherapy: A narrative hermeneutic approach (together with the late Maria Laura Nuzzo), published by Routledge in 2010, and Il costruttivismo in psicologia e in psicoterapia. Il caleidoscopio della conoscenza, published by Raffaello Cortina in 216.

Contact: mail@gabrielechiari.it



Chiari, G..
(2017). Recent advances in personal construct psychotherapy.
Personal Construct Theory & Practice, 14, 15-24

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Last update: 26 July 2017