The home of Personal Construct Psychology, in Coventry

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IMPORTANT NOTICE

Sadly, we are not able to run our September Study Day in the usual format. Queen’s Road Baptist Church are not hiring out their rooms to outside groups yet.
As an alternative, we are experimenting with offering a two hour zoom session, from 2 to 4 p.m. on September 11th, on the same theme. There will be a number of 10 minute presentations of favourite PCP techniques, with opportunities to discuss and maybe try them. We anticipate that this will then lead on to ‘attendees’ trying out techniques in pairs or small groups outside of the formal session. In order to offer this, we have to pay to sign up for the service, so we propose charging each person who attends £5 towards this.
Please let me know if you would like to attend, so that I can send you the details. Please also let me know if you would like to do one of the 10 minute presentations, sharing a technique.
I hope to hear from you and ‘see’ you then.
Sally Robbins Course Organiser

WHAT IS PERSONAL CONSTRUCT PSYCHOLOGY

The Psychology of Personal Constructs (PCP) was developed by George Kelly, whose two volumes on PCP were published in 1955.

PCP focusses on the meanings that people attach to persons, situations and events they encounter. While it focusses on the meaning of individual construing, it acknowledges that these meanings are partly generated and certainly mediated through social conditions and forces. These meanings, the "personal constructs" of a person, serve as guidelines for the actions one takes to cope with the demands and challenges of life. PCP is about all of us, all of the time – a 'psychology for living' – helping us understand our ways of making sense of the world. PCP is a “language” to describe what people are already doing.

The emphasis on understanding individuals in their social and cultural contexts makes PCP a particularly relevant and robust theory for application to mental health, organisational, educational and business settings.

Personal Construct Psychotherapy is derived from PCP. Kelly defined the ultimate aim of Personal Construct Psychotherapy as ’to make one feel that he or she has come alive’. In PCP terms this means to actively elaborate his or her construct system.