The Personal Construct Psychology model focusses on human uniqueness approaching change through the exploration of personal meaning with an emphasis on understanding how each of us holds together our meaningfulness and positive outlook in the social and cultural contexts of our everyday lives.
PCP is a particularly relevant and robust theory actively challenging normative ideas and practice, discrimination and difference in clinical, organisational, learning and business settings and has a substantial research foundation established by practitioners in the UK, Ireland, Europe, USA, Canada and Australia.
PCPA is part of a network for all those interested in personal construct psychology and aims to be a melting pot of ideas, information and experience.
We support our UK members and colleagues abroad who provide training events, experiential groups, workshops and conferences in a range of great locations.
PCPA also has a regulatory responsibility by accrediting Personal Construct Psychotherapists and Supervisors who are registered with the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
Associate membership is open to anyone wishing to join the PCP network of practitioners and to keep in touch with all the activities and events
Learning and development opportunities
Foundation courses have been provided in London and Coventry for several years by experienced PCP psychotherapists and psychologists
Study days and workshops enable those who have completed a foundation course to further develop their understanding of PCP and its wide applications
Recent workshops presented by leading practitioners include:
dreams, drama therapy, idiographic assessment, constructivist approaches to stress, working with families using PCP-interviewing methods, resistance to change and life stories, reflections on PCP
In 2015 the first cycle of a two year internet-based Diploma in PCP and a short internet-based course in Constructivist Approaches to Coaching were completed
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PCPA members have presented papers at recent European and International Personal Construct Psychology conferences including Belgrade, Venice, Dublin, Hertfordshire, Czech Republic, Padua, Sydney, Montreal (link to published papers)
The next European Personal Construct Association Conference will be held in Edinburgh in July 2018. Download the pdf with more information.
PCPA is also starting to produce web-based PCP resources. The first of these is now available on You Tube: Professor Harry Procter demonstrating and elaborating Qualitative grids: