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Foundation and Regional Courses

A PCPA Foundation Course will provide an introduction to the theory and principles of Personal Construct Psychology (PCP). As such, it is an ideal way of gaining a working knowledge of PCP which can then be tailored to suit the individual student. The theoretical base of PCP is broad and robust, which makes this an approach with wide applicability in clinical settings, but also in supervision, coaching, staff management, staff development, and organisational change. Following completion of the Foundation Course there are opportunities to attend further workshops and supervision in order to help people to begin to apply the theory in their own setting, should they wish.

Personal Construct Psychotherapy, which has developed from PCP, is a flexible approach to therapy 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, Personal Construct Psychotherapy is often useful when other therapies have failed to produce sustained improvement.

The PCPA Foundation Course has been run on an annual basis each spring in Coventry for some years. From time to time, there are also PCPA run courses elsewhere in the UK. Contact if you would like to discuss the possibility of PCPA running a course in your region. The course in Coventry 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 current tutors in Coventry have a range of expertise which includes work with children, adults and older people, in trauma, anger, dementia, autism, voice hearing, in community mental health, and with couples, as well as in management settings. Places are limited in number, which means that the groups are small enough for both good discussions and personalised teaching. The Foundation Course has always contained a large component of practical exercises which help participants to engage well with the materials presented, and the format has now been extended by introducing a seminar format. Participants are expected to prepare for sessions in advance in order to benefit from this.

In response to a high demand for places this year the Personal Construct Psychology Association is running a second course in the autumn of 2015.

The next PCPA Foundation Course in Coventry runs for 5 consecutive Thursdays from November 5th 2015 at a cost of £150, including seminar materials. For further details, or to book a place, contact

A regular annual PCP Foundation Course is also run in London by PCPA members. The next course starts in October 2015. Contact for more details.

Personal Construct Courses for post- Foundation level


In the spring of 2015 the first cycle of a two year internet-based Diploma in PCP was completed. For more details on this see the Diploma Course section of this website.

Study Days

A programme of PCPA Quarterly Study Days is run in Coventry, typically on the middle Friday of March, June, and September, and in the first week of December each year. Recent topics have included Dreams, Ideographic Assessment, Resistance to change and life stories, Papers from the EPCA conference in Brno in the Czech Republic.
The cost is generally £20 per day.

PCPA Courses

Regular one or two day courses are run in Coventry, generally in the spring and autumn. Previous courses are listed in the who we are section of this website . Contact for details.

Other Events


From time to time a variety of seminars and events are held around the UK.

Research Groups

The Northern PCP Research Group meets in York on a monthly basis for half a day at the weekend. Contact for details.