Studies in Meaning 3: Constructivist Psychotherapy in the Real World
Edited by Jonathan D. Raskin & Sara K. Bridges

Studies in Meaning 3Constructivist psychotherapy remains somewhat unfamiliar to many clinicians, despite offering a variety of innovative and practical therapeutic approaches and techniques. In this volume, constructivist psychology is presented as it relates to everyday practice. The chapters provide many examples of what constructivist psychotherapy looks like in the real world, showing how one can make the transition from constructivist theory to constructivist practice with ease. Constructivist therapy often gets labeled as too theoretical and lacking in clinical specificity. Yet here is a volume with chapters that succinctly and cogently explicate basic theoretical concepts and then demonstrate them with vivid case examples taken from applied experience in the field.

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Table of Contents

PART I: CONSTRUCTIVIST PSYCHOTHERAPY: AN INTRODUCTION

1. Constructivist Psychotherapy in the Real World
. . . . . . . . . . . . . Sara K. Bridges and Jonathan D. Raskin

2. Epistemological Commitments Among Seasoned Psychotherapists: Some Practical Implications of Being a Constructivist
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Greg J. Neimeyer, Jocelynn Lee, Gizem Aksoy-Toska, and Daniel Phillip

PART II: APPLYING CONSTRUCTIVIST THERAPY IN EVERYDAY PRACTICE

3. Coherence Therapy: Swift Change at the Roots of Symptom Production
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bruce Ecker and Laurel Hulley

4. Mind and Self in Context-Centered Psychotherapy
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jay S. Efran and Jose Soler-Baillo

5. Embodiment in Experiential Personal Construct Psychotherapy: Theoretical and Technical Concerns
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Larry M. Leitner and April J. Faidley

PART III: CONSTRUCTIVIST THERAPY FOR SPECIFIC ISSUES

6. Meaning and Change with Domestic Abusers
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . James Horley and Amy Johnson

7. A Constructivist Approach to Child-Centered Play Therapy
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Richard E. Watts and Yvonne Garza

8. Talking Back to Stuttering: Constructivist Contributions to Stuttering Treatment
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Anthony DiLollo and Robert A. Neimeyer

9. Methods of Reconstruction with Adolescent Substance Abusers: Combining REBT and Constructivism
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Robert Adelman

10. Constructivism Treatment of Divorce
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Donald K. Granvold

PART IV: PROFESSIONAL ISSUES IN CONSTRUCTIVIST THERAPY

11. Personal Construct Psychotherapy in a National Health Service Setting: Does Survival Mean Selling Out?
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . David A. Winter

12. Counseling Multiracial Clients in Context: A Constructivist Approach
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ronnie Priest and Nancy Nishimura

13. When Constructs Collide: Constructivist Research on When and How to Challenge Clients
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Daniel C. Williams and Heidi M. Levitt

PART V: CONSTRUING CONSTRUCTIVIST THERAPY IN EVERYDAY LIFE

14. Everyday Constructivism
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael F. Hoyt

15. Looking for the Context: Therapy as Social Critique
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mark Eliot Paris

Appendix: About the Constructivist Psychology Network
Index of Proper Names
Subject index