23 April: Re-authoring Lives
Madigan pp. 71-172
19 February: Toward a Conversational Psychology
Mair pp. 33-81
Kelly, G. A. (1969). Man's construction of his alternatives. In B. Maher (Ed.), Clinical psychology and personality. New York: Wiley.
19 March: Working with Emotion
Greenberg pp. 3-63
12 February: Performing Change:
Bringing Stories to Life
Barak, A. (2013). Playback theatre and narrative therapy: Introducing a new model. Dramatherapy, 35, 108-119.
Smigelsky, M. A., Neimeyer, R. A., Murphy, V. et al. (2016). Performing the Peace: Utiliizing Playback Theatre in the strengthening of police-community relations. Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action, 10, 533-539.
5 March: Spring Break
29 January: Constructing Career, Constructing the Self
Savickas pp. 5-36
22 January: Intervening in Meaning
Neimeyer, R. A., Anderson, A. & Stockton, L. (2001). Snakes versus ladders: A validation of laddering technique as a measure of hierarchical structure. Journal of Constructivist Psychology, 14, 83-103.
26 February: A Psychology of Questioning
Mair pp. 82-142
Neimeyer, R. A., Ray, L., Hardison, H., Raina,, K., Kelly, R. & Krantz, J. (2003). Fixed role in a fishbowl: Consultation- based fixed role therapy as a pedagogical technique. Journal of Constructivist Psychology, 16, 243-271.
12 March: The Community of Selves
Mair pp. 146-211
5 February: The Life Portrait
Savickas pp. 37-80
26 March: Chair work
Greenberg pp. 65-133
9 April: Immunity to Change
Kegan, R. & Lahey, L. (2009). Immunity to change. Boston: Harvard. (pp. 209-251)
Note: All readings and the associated reflection papers are due on the dates listed. Because students will be evaluated on the basis of their general participation in class and their performance in small group exercises, attendance is essential, and more than one class missed without prior excuse will result in a lowering of the course grade.
Except as noted, all readings will be drawn from the class texts, denoted below by their author. Occasional supplemental readings can be downloaded directly from this site.
2 April: Coherence Therapy
Ecker, B. & Hulley, L. (2008). Coherence Therapy: Swift change at the roots of symptom production. In J. Raskin & S. Bridges (Eds.), Studies in meaning 3: Constructivist psychotherapy in the real world. New York: Pace University Press.
16 April: Narrative Therapy
Madigan, pp. 3-70
Konopka, A., Neimeyer, R. A., & Jacobs-Lenz, J. (2017). Composing the self: Toward the dialogical reconstruction of self-identity. Journal of Constructivist Psychology, doi.org/10.1080/10720537.2017.1350609.
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