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PERSONAL CONSTRUCT
THEORY & PRACTICE
Vol.16
2019

An Internet Journal devoted to the Psychology of Personal Constructs

 
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THE EXPERIENCE OF LOVE AND ROMANTIC CHOICES


Anna Celli and Giovanna Malangone


Centre for Studies in Constructivist-oriented Cognitive Psychotherapy (CESIPc), Italy





Abstract

We have found ourselves quite often involved in conversations with our clients about romantic love. Considering how crucially important  love choices are in people’s lives, we try to approach and comprehend the theme of romantic love within the perspective of hermeneutic constructivism, focusing on the relational aspect inherent in our way of experiencing and transcending the ‘I-you’ dichotomy. Thus, referring to the theoretical framework of Kelly’s Psychology of Personal Constructs according to which subjectivity is essentially ‘relational’, we will be able to explore the love experience in romantic relationships in terms of elaborative choice.

 Keywords: hermeneutic constructivism, romantic love, romantic relationships, elaborative choice




 


About the authors


Anna Celli is a psychologist and psychotherapist, within a hermeneutic constructivist approach. Co-teacher at the School of Specialization in Constructivist-oriented Psychotherapy at CESIPc, Florence, Italy. She works as psychotherapist both in couple and individual settings, in Prato and Pontassieve (FI). Board member of Italian Association of Constructivist Psychology and Psychotherapy (A.I.P.P.C.) and reviewer of Costruttivismi.
 
Contact: anna.celli@icloud.com
https://annacelli.business.site/
 
Giovanna Malangone is a psychologist and psychotherapist with a hermeneutic constructivist approach. She specialised at CESIP in Florence and since then she has collaborated in teaching activities in CESIPC- Padua. She works as psychotherapist in Feletto (Udine) offering family, couple and individual therapy. Since October 2015 she has been attending seminars led by Carlo Sini at "Mechrý, laboratorio di filosofia e cultura" in Milan.
 
Contact: malangone.giovanna@gmail.com
http://www.psicoterapeuta-malangone.it



 


Reference

Celli, A, Malangone, G. (2019). The experience of love and romantic choices.
Personal Construct Theory & Practice, 16, 22-31

(Retrieved from http://www.pcp-net.org/journal/pctp19/celli19.pdf)



 

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Last update: 10 November 2019