Re: Returning to the list

Chris Evans (
Sun, 1 Feb 1998 12:51:25 +0100

On 29 Jan 98 at 8:02, Johnson-Cox wrote:

> Hi,
> My name is Kerri Johnson and I am a returning to the list after
> relocating and not having internet access for the last nine months.
> Last time I wrote I requested help in finding ways to present on
> Constructivism/Personal Construct Theory during my Master's level
> oral exam. The ideas were wonderful and I used many of them.
> Thanks. Since completing my internship and graduating last Spring,
> I am now employed as a high school counselor in Lennox, South
> Dakota. I handle the personal/social/academic counseling, while our
> district career coordinator does most of the career
> planning/counseling.

Many congratulations on all those achievements and thanks for letting
everyone know the list was helpful to you. I'm not a school
counsellor but have seen similar things here. My advice, partly
PCPish, is not to get head on to the construct system of the
management but to present things to them in the terms they
understand: money, pass rates, quality of passes, numbers dropping
out, knock on costs of things going wrong. Keep it incremental as
you're threatening their core construct system with the idea that any
of us need anything more than psychological band aids!

My twopenceworth!


Chris Evans, Senior Lecturer in Psychotherapy,
Locum Consultant to the
Prudence Skynner Family Therapy Clinic,
St. George's Hospital Medical School, London University