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Special Section of Journal of Constructivist Psychology on Ethics Published

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Check out the special section in the Fall 2018 issue of the Journal of Constructivist Psychology: “Constructivism and Ethical Meaning-Making: A Target Article and Responses.” The special section presents a target article that I wrote, followed by various colleagues’ responses to it, and then my responses to them. See below for the full contents of… Continue reading

Studies in Meaning 5 Published

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I am pleased to announce that the latest volume of Studies in Meaning has been published by Pace University Press: Studies in Meaning 5: Disturbing the Status Quo in Constructivist Psychology (20% pre-publication discount!) Edited by Jonathan D. Raskin, Sara K. Bridges, & Jack S. Kahn Is constructivist psychology still relevant? Was it ever? Is it merely an… Continue reading

Personal Construct Psychology, Radical Constructivism, and Social Constructionism: A Dialogue

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New article published: Efran, J. S., McNamee, S., Warren, B., & Raskin, J. D. (2014). Personal construct psychology, radical constructivism, and social constructionism: A dialogue. Journal of Constructivist Psychology, 27(1), 1-13. doi: 10.1080/10720537.2014.850367 Abstract: This article presents a dialogue about personal construct psychology, radical constructivism, and social constructionism. The dialogue is based on a symposium conducted in July 2011 at… Continue reading

Plenary Address at Personal Construct Congress

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I will be giving a plenary address at the 20th International Congress on Personal Construct Psychology in Sydney, Australia. The title of the address is “Beyond Relativism and ‘Anything Goes’: A PCP-based Constructivist Model of Ethical Meaning-Making.” Summary: Critics say that constructivism embraces an “anything goes” ethics that permits any position. I disagree.  In my… Continue reading

Appointment as Associate at Taos Institute

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I have been appointed as an associate at the Taos Institute, “a small community designed to extend social constructionist dialogues into diverse practical settings. Taos has sponsored a range of conferences, offered diverse workshops, developed a publishing wing, organized a Ph.D. program, established communication networks, and more” (Kenneth Gergen, personal communication). I look forward to serving as an… Continue reading

Ethics Chapter Published

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New book chapter on ethics! Read it for free online. Printable electronic copies and hard copies can be purchased from the publisher. Raskin, J. D., & Debany, A. E. (2012). The inescapability of ethics and the impossibility of “anything goes”: A constructivist model of ethical meaning-making. In S. Cipolletta & E. Gius (Eds.), Ethics in… Continue reading

Additional 2012 Presentations

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I have the following additional presentations coming up this summer: Raskin, J. D. (2012, July). What’s coming in DSM-5 and what does it mean for psychotherapists? Workshop to be given at the 7th Biennial International Meaning Conference, Toronto. Raskin, J. D. (2012, July). Constructing and deconstructing DSM-5: The Open Letter Committee story. Keynote to be given at the 15th Biennial… Continue reading

Evolutionary Constructivism and Humanistic Psychology Article Published

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My article, “Evolutionary Constructivism and Humanistic Psychology,” was published in print form this week. Full reference and abstract below. Raskin, J. D. (2012). Evolutionary constructivism and humanistic psychology. Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology, 32(2), 119-133. doi:  10.1037/a0025158 Abstract: An evolutionary constructivist approach combining Donald Campbell’s selection theory (also known as evolutionary epistemology) with constructivist… Continue reading

NYMHCA Presentations

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I gave two presentations at the April 2012 convention of the New York Mental Health Counselors Association (NYMHCA): Raskin, J. D. (2012, April). How do clients change in counseling? A constructivist view. Paper presented at the Biennial Convention of the New York Mental Health Counselors Association, Albany, NY. Rust, J. P., Raskin, J. D. , &… Continue reading