The monthly DiS podcast

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Saturday, October 3, 2020, 21:26 | No Comments »

September's episode is about the way Kelly defines guilt - it is very different from the dictionary definition and is a really useful construct. I give a very personal example of my recent experience of being stuck because of experiencing guilt and how I was able to reconstrue and move on. I hope this helps you to understand what it is about and how you might help someone else or yourself.

You can find out more about Kelly’s definition of guilt in The Psychology of Personal Constructs Vol. 1, Chapter 10, Dimensions of Transition.

Bannister’s (2005) helpful rewording of Kelly is in an interesting chapter:

“Your core role structure is what you understand yourself to be.… guilt is experienced not because one has defied and upset social taboos but because you have misread yourself.”

Bannister, D. (2005): the Logic of Passion. Chapter 2 in Fransella, F. (Ed.) (2005) The Essential Practitioner’s Handbook of Personal Construct Psychology.


Monday, August 31, 2020, 15:42 | No Comments »

August 2020's edition is in in a better podcast style. It tells the story of how the technique came out of a session with a young person at a time when I was stuck in my work with him. On the day it emerged, I had no idea that it would be so successful. I hope you will find it useful and it will encourage you to design your own techniques. Show notes below: 

1. Can boredom ever be good? All in the Mind ABC National Radio

Part 1: The benefits of boredom

Part 2: The benefits of boredom

This is a link to the Boredom Proneness Scale test if you fancy trying it out.

2. Tom Ravenette: “Never, never, never give advice”: An essay in professional practice. Ch. 8 in Personal Construct Theory in Educational Psychology.

3. Tsudi’s ABC John Fisher and Helen Jones talk about Finn Tsudi’s ABC technique

4. Harry Procter’s work can be found here on Researchgate and YouTube.

5. Salmon (1995) Psychology in the Classroom: Reconstructing Teachers and Learners

Find yourself: Salmon line


Sunday, July 26, 2020, 17:05 | No Comments »

This month's post is thinking about PCP and why it is useful for thinking about and as a therapeutic approach to use with young people (and adults) with autism.


Sunday, June 21, 2020, 10:00 | No Comments »

The idea for this is post came from someone on the mailing list who was asking about a PCP take on the adjustments we are making in ways of working in the pandemic.


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