PCPA Quarterly Study Day 15th September 2107

Mary Frances

This Study Day was led by Mary Frances, a well known Organisational Consultant, Coach and PCP Teacher. The morning centred on her presentation at the 2016 EPCA Conference at Padua “Nests of meaning : alternative ways of understanding constructs”, but also gave participants to work on the issues raised when we move back from a focus on polar choices. In part this picks up ideas involved in Mary’s Preference Axis.

The afternoon started with a reprise of the presentation which Mary gave at the 2017 Alpine Tales conference in Italy together with Lucia Andreatta, “Identity, diversity and privilege”. This allowed us to take time to consider our construing of social identity and to work on identifying aspects of privilege which we may not have articulated before.

Coventry Constructivist Centre PCP Quarterly Study Day Programme 2016-03-04
- June 17th - The Impact on Construal of Self of Palliative Care and Chronic Pain, with Chris Cutler and Grant Weselby
- September 16th - The Work of Miller Mair: The Community of Self and Towards a Radical Redefinition of Psychology, with Sally Robbins and Diane Allen
- December 9th - Prof David Winter – Extending the Range of Convenience of PCP to the Extremes of Human Experience
Contact Sally Robbins via or 07508 399 452 to book a place. The cost, which includes tea, coffee and cake, is £20 per day. Study Days run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Diane Allen, Dennis Bury, Peter Cummins, Mary Frances, Deborah Harding, Heather Moran, Cathy Sparkes

Friday/Saturday 4/5th April 2014
Venue: Clarendon Practice 44 Park Road, Coventry CV1 2LD
This 2 day workshop has been designed for practitioners in any field with at least an introductory level understanding of Personal Construct Psychology, and an interest in understanding the meaning of Trauma and Stress.
We will consider how Trauma and Stress can be construed from a PCP perspective and will explore these issues in Health, Work and Relationships.
The cost will be £120 to include lunch and tea/coffee. There are several hotels/ B&B within walking distance. Coventry Rail station is three minutes walk from the venue. There is a nearby multistory car park.

Workshop: "PCP Perspectives on Working with Anger"
Thursday 12.6.14: the Centre for Personal Construct Psychology is co-hosting with the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology course
The details are:
Workshop Leaders: Dr Peter Cummins and Dr. Dina Pekkala
Date: Thursday, 12th June 2014
Times: 9.30am to 4pm
Venue: University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, Herts.
Cost: £80
This workshop will cover personal construct theoretical and therapeutic perspectives on anger as alternatives to more traditional approaches in this area. It is based on the presenters' long experience of running personal construct 'working with anger' groups. Their publications include Cummins, P. (Ed.) (2006). Working with Anger: a Constructivist Approach. Chichester: Wiley. To book a place, please click here

coaching certificate course

The first day of the new coaching certificate was on Friday 7th March. The course tutor is Mary Frances, shown with the first four participants: Diane Allen,Sally Robbins, Cathy Sparkes and Patricia Whitelaw

Harry Procter
is going to do a two day workshop in October on Thursday 9/ Friday 10th October, on Working with children and families, a PCP perspective.