These are the teachers providing courses in our school. They are grouped accordingly to teaching areas as well as alphabetical order.
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Elements of Phenomenological Therapy
Elements of Cognitive Psychotherapy
Elements of Family Therapy
Elements of Psychoanalysis & Psychodynamic Psychotherapies
Elements of Client-centered Therapy
Psychology of Organizations
Ethics & Deontology in Psychotherapy
Origin & Evolution of Constructivist Psychotherapy
Epistemological Foundation of Psychotherapy
Research MethodologyUniversity of Padua
PsychopathologyUniversity of Padua
Group PsychologyUniversity of Padua
Constructivist Social Psychology
Constructivism and Total Institutions
The visiting Professors are recognized in their fields of constructivism, psychotherapy and psychology in general and who the school has the pleasure to invite to hold courses and workshops.
Psychologist and Psychotherapist, she graduated in Psychology from the University of Padua (Italy) and specialized in Gruppoanalisi Psychotherapy from the COIRAG school (Milan, Italy). She has a long-standing interest in the Ethnopsychiatry and in the Cooperation with Developing Countries, especially in West Africa. She was involved in the activities of the Organizzazione Interdisciplinare Sviluppo e Salute (www.oriss.org) and she has published for their review “I Fogli” in the areas of human development and cooperation. She also has been involved in the teaching, in the international cooperation programme, in immigrant’s inclusion projects.
25/09/2011 workshop titled Clincal Ethnopsychiatry
I hold seminars with international change-makers, ecologists, anthropologists, psychologists, designers, IT people and countless other groups. I have been utilizing the film as a tool to introduce some of Gregory Bateson’s (my father’s) thinking tools, asking the question: How can a better understanding of the dynamics of complex systems inform our capacity to respond to the world we live in?" -- The film An Ecology of Mind offers audiences a lens through which to see the world that effects not only the way we see the world, but how we interact with it. In addition to hosting discussions at film festivals from Brazil to Budapest, I am currently developing my next film and writing a book about the practical application of systems thinking and complexity theory in everyday life, entitled, “Small Arcs of Larger Circles”. I have been a filmmaker, lecturer, and writer in many capacities and an interdisciplinary interloper --traveling between conversations in different fields and with different audiences. I also have an interest in developing curriculum and have done so in “systems thinking” and “story telling” for schools in Northern California, as well as produced and directed an award winning multimedia projects on intercultural understanding.
29/11/2013 workshop titled "An ecology of mind"
Richard Bell is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Melbourne, Australia and has been interested in the analysis of Repertory Grid data since the early 1970’s. He has published over twenty articles and book chapters on aspects of repertory grid analysis and has recently co-authored with Fay Fransella, an almost totally rewritten second edition of A Manual for the Repertory Grid Technique. He has given over thirty conference presentations on repertory including papers in both clinical and organizational domains. Perhaps he is best known though for the guide to analyzing grids with SPSS and the free computer programs he has made available to others, starting with G-PACK in the early 1980’s though to his current offerings of GRIDSTAT and other more specialized programs. He has also run workshops on these and other programs in Australia, England, Germany and Italy. The programs and other information can be found on his website.
01/10/2007 workshop titled The Repertory Grid
Viv Burr is Reader in Psychology at the University of Huddersfield, UK. She has published in the areas of Social Constructionism, Personal Construct Psychology, Gender, Sexuality and the Psychology of Media and is author of 'Social Constructionism' (2003) and 'Invitation to Personal Constuct Psychology' (2nd edition 2004, with Trevor Butt). She is currently undertaking research into women's constructions of their identities through the medium of footwear (with Nigel King). When not teaching or writing she enjoys singing, drawing, horse riding and going to the cinema.
18/10/2008 workshop titled Constructions of Gender
He graduated in Psychology in 1973 from the National University of Ireland (University College, Dublin). He gained an M.A. in Organisational Psychology from the University of Lancaster in 1974. He trained in Clinical Psychology at the Crichton Royal Hospital in Dumfries from 1974 to 1976 under supervision from Miller Mair. He went on to work at Bexley Hospital until 1992. He then became head of Psychological Services in Maidstone. He did a two year psychodrama course at the then Polytechnic of Central London with Joel Badaines and Martha Ginsburg. He went on to complete the Centre for Personal Construct Psychology training in Therapy and Counselling. He was awarded his diploma in 1988. Peter Cummins is Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Head of Adult Psychological Services for Coventry Primary Care Trust. He is also an honorary Teaching Fellow at Coventry University. His Professional Interests are Psychology of personal constructs and anger management.
07/06/2009 workshop titled Working with anger
Heather Foster is an Australian psychologist whose current research interests are in the use of non-verbal methods of exploration in psychology. Heather received a PhD from the University of Wollongong for research that explored women’s changing lives as they experienced menopause. She has applied personal construct psychology in clinical, academic and research areas. She has published internationally, was an editor (with Peter Caputi and Linda Viney) of Personal Construct Psychology: New ideas, Chichester: Wiley, 2006, and has presented papers in relation to her research interests at both psychological and medical conferences. Heather draws on a wide background in psychology and vocational education and training. After a career in performing arts, she worked for many years in the Australian vocational and education training system. Her roles included psychologist, teacher, curriculum supervisor, policy officer, and manager, and included writing, editing and managing the production of educational publications.
9th July 2010 workshop titled Using contrasting images as an assessment tool within a personal construct framework
Mary Frances lives and works in England as a consultant for the Personal and Organisational Development, applying the Psychology of Personal Constructs, particularly to the development of management, to organizational change and interpersonal relationships. Her clients are and have been local authorities, health services, private companies and voluntary organizations Her publications appear as successful synthesis between Kelly's psychology and a narrativistic approach (She loves to work with stories and myths. An emerging figure in the PCP community, and a member of the Editorial Board of the journal of Personal Construct Theory and Practice and of the Guidance Panel of European Personal Construct Psychology.
04/10/2009 workshop titled CONSTRUCTIVE LIVING – development, choice and change in adult life
Kenneth J. Gergen is Professor of Psychology of the Swarthmore College (USA). He is considered to be one of the fathers of Constructivism and has an interest in the narrative of the self, in the processes of social construction, in discursive?? psychology, in the theory of formation/training and valuation, in relational theory, in the rhetoric of research and in critics/criticism of culture. He is an energetic speaker, lecturing all over the world. Furthermore, he is a co-founder, President of the Taos Institute which is a community of scholars and professionals united with the aims of exploring, developing and extending the idea of constructivism in different contexts.
14/10/2005 workshop titled Social Constructionism and Psychotherapy
Dr David Green is a clinical psychologist from Yorkshire in the UK. He came under the influence of Don Bannister as a student and has never fully recovered. He has a long-standing interest in applying PCP to therapeutic work with young people and their families (see The Child Within 2007 co-written with Richard Butler). He also has been heavily involved in the training of clinical psychologists and, in particular, the process of supervision.
01-02/04/2011 workshop about PCP approaches to working with children and young people
Alessandra Iantaffi is PHS postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Minnesota and is the research coordinator for the All Gender Health Online project. Iantaffi received a PhD from the University of Reading (UK) and an MSc in systemic psychotherapy from the University of Bedfordshire (UK). Iantaffi’s research interests have focused on gender, sexuality, disability, polyamory, and BDSM. Some most recent co-authored publications are included in Moon, L. (2007) Feeling Queer or Queer Feelings? Radical Approaches to Counseling Sex, Sexualities, and Genders and Langridge, D. and Barker, M. (2007) Safe, Sane and Consensual. Iantaffi is the editor of the Journal of Sexual and Relationship Therapy, a parent, and a knitter.
22/04/2007 workshop titled Irreverence: a strategy for therapists
Shenaz Kelly Rawat is an Occupational Psychologist and Psychotherapist. Her experience and skill in both commercial and therapeutic contexts has given her a unique perspective on individual performance issues in Organisations. Shenaz is the Managing Director of Coaching Options, which she founded in 2000. She now has an established international coaching practice. It is her conviction that Executive coaching is the ultimate ‘Leadership conversation’ as it enables clients to ‘lift up their heads, and the heads of others’. She genuinely enjoys supporting and challenging people who want to change some aspects of their work or life in order to meet their full potential. The focus of interest in her work are personal change initiatives within the complexity of organisations. Shenaz lives in Dublin with her husband and three children.
07/10/2007 workshop titled On whom depend for what? An exploration of ewhere Kelly's dependencies hypothesis meets leadership development
Spencer A. McWilliams earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Rochester and is currently Professor of Psychology at California State University San Marcos. He avidly embraced Personal Construct Psychology in the 1970s and has practiced Zen meditation as a student of the late Charlotte Joko Beck, founder of the Ordinary Mind School of Zen, since 1983. His work has appeared in PCP journals and books and he has presented papers and workshops at international and regional PCP conferences. His work draws on a range of traditions and perspectives to explore theoretical and practical considerations regarding facilitating awareness of our active participation in creating knowledge and meaning. He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Constructivist Psychology and President (2012-2014) of the North American Constructivist Psychology Network.
13-14/04/2013 workshop titled Foundations of Mindfulness: Buddhist and Constructivist Psychology
Elisabetta began her career as a Research Psychologist in Italy in 2003. In 2007 she moved to Ireland, where she now works as a clinical psychologist with children and adolescents, for the Health Services Executive (HSE). In Dublin, she operates a private psychotherapy practice in English and Italian, as well as a private clinical psychology practice, offering educational and clinical assessments.
Elisabetta holds a degree in Clinical Psychology, an advanced degree in Constructivist Psychotherapy, a Masters in Psychodiagnostic and Personality Assessment, and a Masters in Training and Human Resources Management. She actively engages with new methods and research; most recently, she completed an internship in Family Therapy, and a workshop in Narrative Therapy.
Elisabetta maintains an active interest in professional development through the Irish Constructivist Psychotherapy Association (ICPA), and is an active member of the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI), contributing to the Membership, Qualifications and Registration Committee. She is currently on the executive committee of the Irish Council for Psychotherapy (ICP), sitting as the representative for Constructivist psychotherapists in Ireland. Recently, Elisabetta has been volunteering her time to develop and run a group for men with anger management issues at HESED House.
30/09/2012 workshop WHAT MEN DON'T TALK ABOUT
Harry Procter has developed and continues to elaborate Personal Construct Family Therapy which is based on PCP and more generally Systemic Constructivism. Whilst focussed on families, the approach can be applied to understanding and working with individuals, groups and organisations. He worked for thirty years as a clinical psychologist with the NHS in the West of England. He specialised in the areas of both child and adult mental health and more recently developed an interest in childhood learning disabilities and autism. He has published 25 papers and chapters on the theoretical, methodological and practical aspects of his approach and he has edited two volumes of the selected papers of Milton H. Erickson for Paidos Publications, Barcelona.
17/02/2008 workshop titled The Construct
Jörn Scheer is Emeritus Professor of Medical Psychology at the University of Giessen, Germany. His research areas included psychotherapy, psychosomatic illness, illness behaviour, psychology in medical practice, among others. Since the 1980s he has been involved in Personal Construct Psychology and has published e. g. on ageing, professional socialisation, and the arts. He has edited a number of books, notably on the repertory grid technique, constructions in the arts and cross-cultural issues. He is co-editor of the Internet Encyclopaedia of Personal Construct Psychology and the online journal Personal Construct Theory & Practice, and maintains a number of websites dedicated to the Psychology of Personal Constructs.
14/15 July, 2012 workshop titled Constructions of Ageing
Authority in the Psychology of Personal Constructs, Prof. David Winter has been mainly interested in its application and development in clinics and psychotherapy. Some of his publications are considered fundamental in this field, among these are: Personal Construct Psychology in Clinical Practice: Theory, Reasearch and Applications, London: Routledge, 1992; and (with Linda Viney) Personal Construct Psychotherapy. Advances in Theory, Practice and Research, London: Whurr Publishers, 2005. David Winter is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire and Director of Psychology and Clinical Services of Barnet, Enfield and Harringay, - Mental Health National Health Service Trust, U.K.
22/10/2006 workshop titled Personal Construct Psychotherapy: Developments and Evidence
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