- Bernadette Hassan Solórzano
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Constructivist family therapy; Developmental constructivism; Narrative therapy; Personal constructs; Postmodernism; Relativistic philosophy; Social constructivism; Systemic therapy
Constructivist therapies are theories of change that place clients in the role of meaning makers and active participants in their own lives. There are multiple ways of understanding any one given situation . How each person interprets a situation is influenced by their previous life’s experiences. Even then, it is possible to focus on one piece of a situation and apply meaning, but if you change focus, a completely different meaning may be discovered. Constructivist therapies moved away from the deficit model that labels and pathologizes. The therapist’s role shifted from an expert, didactic position to one of collaboration and exploring to assist the client in uncovering their strengths and resources. The role of language and meaning making is a large part of the therap ...
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- Constructivist Psychotherapy
- Reference Work Title
- Encyclopedia of Child Behavior and Development
- pp 410-411
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- Springer US
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- Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
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- 480. Neurology, Learning and Behavior Center
- 481. Department of Psychology MS 2C6, George Mason University
- Author Affiliations
- 1. Department of Psychology, Our Lady of the Lake University Community Counseling Service, San Antonio, TX, 78228, USA
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