Re: Social Constructionism

Gary Blanchard (
Wed, 03 Jun 1998 20:38:42 -0700


Your request for more information on 'constructed meaning' brought to mind this

RADICAL CONSTRUCTIVISM, Maintained by Alex Riegler

It includes Links and References to many issues and people, including PCP's George

Best wishes, Gary Blanchard wrote:

> Malcom Cross, in a response to another individual, mentioned the concept of
> "constructed meaning". I am a new list subscriber and know close to nothing
> about either PCP or Social constructivism, but have found myself intrigued.
> Could some one tell me from which camp "constructed meaning" (PCP or SC)
> derives; books or articles for the beginner might be useful.
> I have been doing research on female therapists who have sexually violated
> boundaries with clients. In particular, I am interested in the bonds that
> have been formed between the therapist and the client. Private, interpersonal
> and intrapersonal meanings are created between the therapist and client. Some
> clients have perspectives, and create meanings, almost exclusively brought
> about between the therapist and themselves. These beliefs/meanings appear to
> be constructed within the psychic-sanctum and are close to impossible to be
> dismantled.
> I'm rambling, but does anyone have any thoughts?
> M.McClure