Courses and Workshops in
Psychology and its Methods of Inquiry and Change
The Centre offers Distance Learning Courses in personal construct
psychology and its methods of inquiry and change. These are designed for anyone who wants
to understand both personal construct theory and its methods – particularly
which are PCP’s best known method of inquiry.
The following courses are currently available:
A six-part distance learning course covering
personal construct theory and some of its methods of inquiry and change,
including three forms of repertory grid and the self-characterisation.
There is also a specialised version of this course
for those who want to carry out research, organisational surveys or other
project work within a personal construct framework.
Other courses focusing on specific aspects of PCP
theory and methods are in the process of development.
A special feature of all the Centre's courses is
that the tutors provide 1 to 1 personal feedback on the course work
submitted by each student.
details of the Centre’s distance learning courses can be found on the
University of Hertfordshire's website by clicking
The Centre also runs face to face workshops on PCP and its applications. Further
details of these can be found by clicking
In addition, the Centre can provide 1:1 tutorials in personal construct
psychology and its methodologies for researchers and others who are
interested in using personal construct psychology in their work.
To contact the Centre for Personal Construct Psychology about courses,
workshops and PCP tutorials please email
Nick Reed, the
Director of the Centre.
Comments from two students who have taken the
distance learning course:
Greyling, (Professor of Applied Linguistics at the time) says:
"...... he will apply these methods in conversation
and discourse analysis, teacher training, mentoring and a multitude of
contexts. He is convinced that PCP and its methods have an infinite
range of convenience, including how to make sense of Terry Practchett's
Disc World novels!"
Dr Susan Cook, made
this assessment on completion of the Centre’s Distance Learning Course:
"This whole area of PCP ..... contributes greatly to
the directions of my research, aids the exploration of specific population
concerns with my research topics, and suggests fruitful outcomes for
individual student goals."