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PCP Coventry Quarterly Study Days Programme 2020>>

PCP Coventry Quarterly Study Days Programme 2020

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A Repertory Grid Start-up day with follow - up for beginners in Rep Grid and PCP
Friday 2nd October 2020

The programme will include practical hands-on work on Grids and their relation to PCP and is for those who would like an introduction. It could even be fun

The Syllabus is suitable for those who want insight into Grids with clients, with teams, in researching and an implicit introduction to Personal Construct Psychology. Education, Healthcare, Counselling, Psychotherapy, Social Care all in view.
The day has an additional Follow–up online as part of the fun. Specifically :

Interviewing for a Grid

The why, the uses and the what-not of using Grids plus some ethics how not to be oppressive

Setting up the Grid

The how you do it, the various styles, the different ‘scoring’ methods and more

Deriving Meaning from the Grid

Non-mathematical ways and some intro to measures, how to translate them

METHODS of the Workshop

Much reference material, but the day is hands-on and a follow-up online

There is no way that an intriductory single day will accomplish detailed statistical knowledge .
For those with no knowledge of Statistics, usage of the Grid without resource to Stats will be prominent in the Programme but a little introduction will also occur.


Syracuse University London, London. Timings 9 - 5 (not too much break time)
Date: Friday 2nd October 2020; other dates to follow.


£90, refreshments [but own lunch /sandwiches]. Concessions.


Please send an email to Dennis at pcp.assn@Gmail.com or telephone 07469 952112 for further details, tutor details, payment and suggestions for pre-reading and also to register specific interests.


The 2020 EPCA Conference will be held in Barcelona. The website for Registration is www.pcp-net.org/epca-2020/registration.html Also on the site is another section with form for Submissions to present with a deadline of 28th February 2020
There is an Early Bird date of 13th March

PCP for Coaching Course fotos >>

Day 1 of the PCP for Coaching Course. Several participants could not attend on the day, but we were joined by a colleague from Iceland who had come specially for the session.

The second day of the PCP for Coaching Course was led by Dr. Dorota Bourne of Henley Business School, pictured here with Mary Frances, the Course Coordinator.

participants getting down to work on the second day of the course

Coventry Constructivist Centre 2020 Foundation Course >>

2020 Foundation Course
If you are interested, let me know: sally@covpcp.com

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Coventry Constructivist Centre Cave day 2019 >>

Friday February 7th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Queen's Road Baptist Church. Costs will be split between those who sign up to attend, and so should will be modest.

Are you interested?
A Cave Day is when people come together in a group to work alongside each other on their own creative projects. The structure provides focussed silent sessions during which participants work alone, interspersed with breaks in which they share with others. The aim is to try to make a first draft during the day. You do not need an extensive knowledge of Personal Construct Psychology in order to participate.

We have been considering producing a collection of papers, each written from a personal point of view, about the work that we do and how it affects us. Some of the products of the Cave Day might fit in with this idea.

We are now discussing what day and date will be best for the group. More news to follow.

If you are interested, let me know: sally@covpcp.com

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Looking into the Future >>

Something we are getting pretty jumpy about and rightly so. One off shoot of humanity’s big existential crisis is that we get get more creative when needs must. We are digesting the recent update on traditional PCP techniques and attitudes contained in Personal Construct Methodology published by Wiley Blackwell and Edited by Peter Caputi, Linda Viney, Beverley Walker and Nadia Crittenden [Review to come]. In the meantime Dr Peter Goodge has allowed us to link you to his application of the new Formal Concept Analysis to business. Here it is – a fascinating read and a hint of valuable tools psyinbiz.blogspot.com/p/repertory-grid-analysis Thank you Peter.

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PCP Coventry Quarterly Study Days Programme 2019>>

PCP Coventry Quarterly Study Days Programme 2019

Here is a little feedback from September 13th 2019 Sally Robbins – Meet the Family

The PCP Quarterly Study Day 13th September 2019 was titled 'Meet the Family' and led by Sally Robbins. We started with three challenging papers which participants would normally have trouble accessing, and a through lively debate and discussion ranged from the theoretical understanding of family work in PCP through to the implications of this work in terms of practicalities in our everyday lives. There was a particular focus on eliciting non-verbal construing and participants worked together on two new techniques.

Feedback on the day was enthusiastic:

- Fabulous day on Family Construing
- Really interesting, thought provoking day
- Will be using this next week!
- Loved the creativity

Each day includes a focus on a specific PCP technique (For each of these days, please confirm if you intend to come so that I can send out materials and references ahead of time, and you can arrange pre-payment)

March 15th 2019 Rachael Ward – Measuring the impact of Social Media on young people (Using PCP techniques to assess the impact of Social Media)

June 14th 2019 Diane Allen, Peter Cummins, Heather Moran and Sally Cummins – Anger through the lifespan (clinical experiences, practical approaches, theoretical underpinning, and PCP references on working with anger)

September 13th 2019 Sally Robbins – Meet the Family
(PCP theory, research, and techniques for use in working with families)

December 6th 2019 Peter Cummins and Sally Robbins – Structural Arrest: the PCP approach to early experiences and their influence on later development
(Theory, research and practical applications based on the work of Prof Larry Leitner, and linked with the release of a new accessible collection of his papers edited by Peter Cummins)

Contact Sally Robbins sally@covpcp.com or 07508 399 452 to book a place.
The cost, which includes tea, coffee and cake, is £25 per day. Pre-book by BACS, (Coventry Constructivist Centre sort code 40-18-57 account no. 50574783) or pay on the day. Study Days run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Queen’s Road Baptist Church, Coventry, CV1 3FE, near to Coventry Station and its car park, and also to other parking – see QRBC website for further details. There is wifi, an on-site café where you can buy lunch, and other cafes within 400 yards.

PCP Quarterly Study Days are open to people who have completed the Foundation Course in PCP



The course will provide an introduction to the theory and principles of Personal Construct Psycho- logy (PCP), allowing participants to develop a practical understanding of the theory which will then guide their work. The theoretical base of PCP is broad and robust, which makes this an approach with wide applicability in clinical and educational settings, but also in supervision, coaching, staff management, staff development, and organsational change. Following completion of the Foundati- on Course there are opportunities to attend further workshops and supervision in order to help you to begin to apply the theory in your own setting, should you wish. Personal Construct Psychotherapy, which has developed from PCP, is a flexible approach to the- rapy which is well suited to consultation and short term work, as well as to more intensive clinical work. It is suitable for all client groups, ages, and ranges of ability. In this age of the quick fix, Per - sonal Construct Psychotherapy is often useful when other therapies have failed to produce sustai- ned improvement. The course is taught by tutors who are all HCPC registered and have many years of experience in PCP. Between them, they have a range of publications about their therapeutic work using PCP. The tutors are Diane Allen, Peter Cummins, Heather Moran, Sally Robbins and Grant Weselby. You can find out more about our tutors on our website, under ‘Our Staff’. A maximum of 16 places are available which means that the group is small enough for both good discussion and personali- sed teaching. The Foundation Course has always contained a large component of practical exerci- ses which help participants to engage well with the materials presented. The course is delivered in a seminar format and so participants are expected to prepare for sessions in advance by reading the Foundation Guide in order to benefit from this. This course is offered in Coventry by the Coventry Constructivist Centre and runs for five full days. It is held at Queen’s Road Baptist Church, Coventry, from 10.00am – 4pm each day. Details of our organisation and our courses can be found at www.covpcp.com. The course dates are on Thursdays, except for the second week which is on a Friday. The dates are: April 4th, April 12th, May 2nd, May 9th, and May 16th. The course fee is £195 for the who- le course, which includes the seminar materials. The fee includes drinks and biscuits but it does not include lunch. Participants are asked to provide their own packed lunch, or they can use the on site café, or other nearby facilities.

If you would like to attend, please email sally@covpcp.com to book a place. When that is confirmed, you will need to pay the fee to secure your place, together with details of your name, professional role, personal email address & mobile number (for emergency contact in case of a problem before or during the course).

Places are allocated on a first come, first served basis. In the event that there are insufficient numbers to proceed with the course, all monies will be refunded. Please note that the fee cannot be refunded for failure to attend once a place is reserved.

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PCP “Circus” >>

A PCP “Circus” is offered to any group new to PCP who would like a day learning more about PCP. Costs would be the provision of a place to meet + travel of the presenter + subsistence only to where in the UK you are. The programme is tailored to requested areas of interest. Details from pcp.assn@gmail.com

Foundation Course in Personal Construct Psychology West London 2018 >>

This foundation course in Personal Construct Psychology (PCP) will benefit anyone wishing to understand behaviour change both in individuals and groups. On this course you will explore how people make sense of the world, by standing in another person's shoes and understanding what their unique core values are and how they respond when these are challenged, how they cope with change.

PCP is a meta theory that provides us with a powerful tool in exploring and understanding behaviour change, in individuals, organisations, and society as a whole. It will benefit people working in education, in business and in behaviour change.

Clare Morris, a psychotherapist with twenty years experience applying and teaching Personal Construct Psychology, teams up with David Dansky of Cycle Training UK. Clare uses PCP in her work with people at all stages of dementia and other forms of cognitive impairment, developing a variety of interventions that help improve people's quality of life and wellbeing. David is a teacher who now works in cycling and transport behaviour change and uses PCP both in his work in educating people to consider how they move around, as well as in managing human resources as a member of one of the UKs leading worker's cooperatives, Cycle Training UK.

Clare and David are co authors of Carsickness: reconstruing driving and cycling (Personal Construct Psychology at 60: Papers from the 21st. International Congress) and have collaborated to develop the award winning project Positive Spin: enabling people with dementia and their families to cycle.

They will be facilitating this 6 day foundation course comprising three 2 day units:
2nd/3rd February 2018 16/17th February 2018 2nd/3rd March 2018

Fees: £850 for all 3 units £300 per unit

The course is of interest to anyone working with change in any area, and the group process benefits greatly from studying PCP and change across a range of contexts. The style of learning is experiential, illustrating the theory by looking at your own ways of making sense in the world, and participants will be facilitated to apply the ideas in their own practice.

Enquiries to Clare Morris
by email: clrmrrs@me.com
by phone: 07545 287139