Personal construct psychology
It may seem like a quirky or smart thing to say at times - 'there's no such thing as reality'. Often folks who say it don't get that this is a fact. Human beings construe ourselves, others and events differently. We act upon the world in order to make sense of experiences rather than react to them. We are simply meaning-making creatures, and our minds are meaning-making machines.
Personal construct psychology is a philosophy rather than a theory. It helps us understand a bit more about what it is like to be human. This understanding on the day should help gain some personal insight and offer a range of techniques to aid personal and professional development.
Aims of the event
- To explore how human beings go about making sense of the world.
- To understand the uniqueness of perception.
- To examine the wisdom that comes with 'suspension' and its value to a counsellor/psychotherapist.
- To learn to react to the world rather than act upon it.
- To identify with the fact that human beings are personal scientists, constantly testing theories but not always being successful scientists.
- To experiment with techniques unique to personal construct psychology.
About the facilitator
The event will be delivered by Andy Gray. Andy has close to 20 years of experience in various roles in the helping professions including social work, substance use/abuse, trauma recovery, hospital management (locked rehab and low secure) and complex presentations.
Andy is an Integrative Psychotherapist, Clinical Supervisor, Shareholder and Academic Director at ACT Counselling Services Limited. He continues to develop, direct and deliver training from one day CPD events to PG Dip level incorporating a unifying approach in relation to psychotherapeutic modalities. He is passionate about training and events are delivered in an informative, laid back and humorous style. Andy has a huge wealth of knowledge and resources that he is keen to impart to those who are seeking to develop knowledge, skills and attitudes to enhance their personal or professional development.
More information at https://personal-construct-25-6-19.eventbrite.co.uk
About Audrey Smith
Greenwood Events aims to offer affordable workshops to counsellors interested in CPD, anyone interested in self- development or considering a career in counselling. It also aims to offer opportunities to stimulate networking and knowledge sharing among counsellors in Scotland. Visit www.greenwoodevents.co.uk for more information.