welcome to constructivist consulting

These pages feature a selection of items from a constructivist perspective – on organisations, education, pcp theory & practice, and inspiring ideas and links – please choose from the drop-down menu of topics.

Your comments, ideas and elaborations will be warmly welcomed – you can join the mailing list to keep in touch with new posts, or drop me an email mary.frances@virgin.net

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‘lab notes’

‘lab notes’ is the new magazine of useful links and ideas from ICP International Lab, the international school of personal construct psychology.

 

Each issue features 4 useful links of interest from a constructivist point of view.

Subjects covered include children’s potential; alternative maps; what is creativity?; visualising birdsong; is Foucault relevant?; who was George Kelly?;  open space learning methods; and hip-hop in the classroom. The Lab team roam wide, and appreciatively, to find stimulating links for constructivist practitioners!

You can read and download the first four issues here

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coventry pcp study days

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    Contact: Sally Robbins sally@covpcp.com

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personal construct psychology for coaching & consulting

ICP International Lab are delighted to announce their latest programme:

Personal Construct Psychology for Coaching & Consulting

21 – 24 September 2017 – near Padua, Italy + online follow-up

This programme is designed for people working as coaches or consultants in organisations who would like to develop their understanding of Personal Construct Psychology (PCP) and explore constructivist approaches to supporting personal and professional change.

A 3 day residential experience in Italy, followed by individually tailored online tutoring and support – led by Mary Frances and Dorota Bourne.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Registration is now open:

ICP Lab coaching & consulting programme details

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international congress in pcp 2017

The International Congress in Personal Construct Psychology in Montreal has just taken place. If you are on Facebook, you can head over to the page for

XXIInd International Congress on Personal Construct Psychology

where you will find many video clips and photographs from a wonderfully lively and diverse event. (It’s a group page, which is why I’m not able to copy the link, but it’s a public group, and so you will be able to join)

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alpine tales

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Alpine Tales  is the annual Winter School of constructivist psychology

This year’s theme, “PCP & Human Needs“, was explored through a series of workshops proposed by the participants, and was structured by a specific technique designed by the organizing committee – you can find out more about this method here: the experience factory – susan bridi in conversation

It was also a chance to relax, to spend quiet time in the spa, and to walk and ski in the snow parks of San Martino. Leisure time is a fundamental part of Alpine Tales, and it is often during the informal interactions between the participants that the best ideas and professional connections are born.

For the 30 participants, who joined us from Italy and UK, Alpine Tales has been a great opportunity for sharing ideas, experimenting with different aspects of our professions, and developing new tools together for our everyday practice.

A great experience of living in a constructivist way – we hope you will join us next year for Alpine Tales 2018!

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construing the arrival of syrian refugees

cmjrvvulajlhfbm88jrztvkriylkjmh9xwevygff0dc49u8sllbvjwopvc3fdoww4kcqfpaqin1eczlNadia Naffi of Concordia University in Montreal is currently researching how young people interacting online are construing Syrian refugees. Nadia’s work is based in PCP theory, exploring how opinions and beliefs are formed and reinforced through online exchanges, and considering the possibilities for change. Her work-in-progress is also an excellent illustration of PCP methods in practice.

You can watch a video of her presentation to the 2016 EPCA conference here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsWYE0JJ51g

and she has published a paper in the journal ‘Personal Construct Theory & Practice’ which is free to access here:

http://www.pcp-net.org/journal/pctp16/naffi16.pdf

 

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icp international lab

13567491_1705975942999778_2804009192744480132_n-copyThe ICP International Lab is an exciting new project from the Institute of Constructivist Psychology in Padua. We aim to become an international hub for PCP, connecting people across borders and offering a range of development opportunities in collaboration with PCP groups and practitioners world-wide.

We are planning a new programme of courses which will be based in the lovely hills near Padua, starting in 2017. Our pedagogic approach aims to be true to the spirit of PCP, emphasising exploration and collaboration, dialogue and conversation, critical inquiry, and practical experimentation.

You can find out more here icp international lab

and you can email with your ideas or to register an interest

icp.lab@gmail.com or mary.frances@virgin.net

 

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