18.2. Using Qualitative Grids in Working with Families -seminar, Joensuu

Using Qualitative Grids in Working with Families -seminar

organized by Life Course in Context doctoral programme

Time: Tuesday, 18th February, 2014.
Place: University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu Campus, Auditorium N100 (Natura –building)
Lecturer: Prof. Harry Procter, School of Life and Medical Sciences, University of Hertfordshire, UK

The aim of the seminar:
Professor Harry Procter has been developing Personal Construct Family Therapy (based on personal construct theory of George Kelly) over many years. The approach encourages us to understand in detail the points of view of all the family members and how these fit together. This provides the basis for helping the family to work well as a team in order to face their difficulties and move forward in resolving them. Harry Procter has developed "Qualitative Grids", simple pencil and paper methods for mapping interpersonal construing and tracing changes in construing over time and over the course of therapy. They are remarkably powerful in capturing the core dynamics of social situations and problematic scenarios. They can be used to reflect on one's therapeutic work, in supervision and research as well as in the therapeutic process itself when appropriate. The workshop will demonstrate some of the methods and allow participants to try them out in examining their own experiences or in their clinical work.

The programme of the seminar:
09.15 – 10.30      Qualitative Grids and Mapping construing over time
10.45 – 12.00      Perceiver Element Grids
13.15 – 14.30      Family Construct Systems and Positions
14.45 – 16.00      Dyadic and Triadic Construing

The seminar is free of charge. The language of the seminar is English. Please register for the seminar by the end of the January 2014  https://elomake.uef.fi/lomakkeet/7702/lomake.html

If you have questions about the seminar, please turn to

Professor Aarno Laitila
School of Education and Psychology
University of Eastern Finland
050 4423 664


Publishing year: 2014

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