Therapeutic relationships in child-centered personal construct psychotherapy: experiments in constructions of self
As personal construct psychology is person-centered, child-centered personal construct psychotherapy sets out to have the child the central subject for any psychological enquiry. Child-centered personal construct psychotherapy is developed from the theoretical and practice-based assumptions of personal construct psychology and practiced through the medium of play therapy. Effective psychological change occurs when the child's self-theory is elaborated through the extension and definition of the core construct self-other, with the therapist's construing of the child becoming primary evidence of how the child understands self. Clinical material is provided to further illustrate our child-centered psychotherapeutic approach.
Truneckova, D. & Viney, L. L. (2015). Therapeutic relationships in child-centered personal construct psychotherapy: experiments in constructions of self. Journal of Constructivist Psychology, 28 (3), 195-209.