Title

Using contrasting drawings or pictures as an assessment tool within a personal construct framework

RIS ID

77552

Publication Details

Foster, H. & Viney, L. L. (2012). Using contrasting drawings or pictures as an assessment tool within a personal construct framework. In P. Caputi, L. L. Viney, B. M. Walker & N. Crittenden (Eds.), Personal Construct Methodology (pp. 269-285). United Kingdom: Wiley-Blackwell.

Abstract

When George Kelly developed the psychology of personal constructs he proposed a reform "directed toward the tendency for psychologists to impose preemptive constructions upon human behavior", that is, arbitrary diagnoses. He argued that a clinical psychologist should embrace the realities of a client's life and identify "those avenues along which the client and the psychologist may proceed toward a solution ofthe client's problems". A clinical diagnosis, therefore, should be seen as "the planning stage for client reconstruction".

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Link to publisher version (DOI)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781119953616.ch12