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STUDIES IN MEANING 5: PERTURBING THE STATUS QUO IN CONSTRUCTIVIST PSYCHOLOGY
AVAILABLE NOW AT THE PRE-PUBLICATION (20% DISCOUNT) PRICE OF $32.00 US!
Edited by Jonathan D. Raskin, Sara K. Bridges, and Jack S. Kahn
Is constructivist psychology still relevant? Was it ever? Is it merely an obtuse cluster of theories bogged down in obscure epistemological debates of little to no relevance for most people? Why is it that constructivism is so often referenced in the clinical literature, yet organizationally it counts only a small number of people among its identifiable adherents and struggles to sustain itself as a coherent movement within the field? This volume takes up these issues by having prominent constructivist theorists put aside the usual topics of their scholarship and instead directly grapple with the very questions posed above. Borrowing the language of radical constructivism, the resulting contributions are intended to “perturb” the status quo and get constructivists and non-constructivists alike thinking about constructivism’s past, future, strengths, weaknesses, and overall utility.
PART I: CONSTRUCTIVISM
1. An Introductory Perturbation: What Is Constructivism and Is There a Future in It? – Jonathan D. Raskin
2. What Does the Future Hold for Personal Construct Psychology? – David A. Winter
3. What Does the Future Hold for Radical Constructivism? – Alexander Riegler
PART II: SOCIAL CONSTRUCTIONISM AND NARRATIVE PSYCHOLOGY
4. On Being a Social Constructionist in a More Than Human World – Tom Strong
5. Paradoxes of the Constructed: Narrative Psychology and Beyond – Mark Freeman
PART III: CONSTRUCTIVIST PSYCHOTHERAPY
6. Where’s the Gimmick? Future Prospects for Constructivist Psychotherapy – Jay S. Efran and Jonah N. Cohen
7. Developing a Dialogue: Constructivist Convergence in Psychotherapy and Beyond – Robert A. Neimeyer, Donald Meichenbaum, and Caroline M. Stanley
PART IV: LOOKING FORWARD
8. Imagining Possible Futures: Scenarios for Constructivist Psychology – Jelena Pavlović
9. What Would an Integrative Constructivism Look Like? – Michael F. Mascolo, Michael Basseches, and Amanda El-Hashem
10. Constructivism: Where Do We Go from Here? – Jonathan D. Raskin, Sara K. Bridges, and Jack S. Kahn
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I am pleased to announce that the latest volume of Studies in Meaning has been published by Pace University Press:
Edited by Jonathan D. Raskin, Sara K. Bridges, & Robert A. Neimeyer
This volume addresses cutting edge issues in constructivist psychology dealing with theory, practice, and social justice. The volume begins by delving into thorny issues of meaning and communication from both radical constructivist and social constructionist perspectives. Building on this, prominent practitioners share advances in research and practice related to constructivist therapy – including work exploring grief, love, and narrative. From there, the volume pays special attention to constructivist conceptions of social justice as they relate to working with torture survivors, mentoring graduate students, and dealing with the objectification of women; it even uses constructivist theory to reflexively examine the limits of social justice counseling as a theoretical orientation. Finally, the volume comes full circle by revisiting theory – this time exploring the value preferences that often infuse research on epistemological beliefs, the metaphor of the psychotherapist-as-philosopher-of-science, and the contentious status of individualism within pragmatism and constructivism. In sum, Studies in Meaning 4 highlights constructivism’s multiplicity through fourteen stimulating and, at times, controversial scholarly contributions intended to sharpen the implications of constructivism for social critique and psychological practice.