This work focuses on the importance of understanding the experience of the person as the primary task of psychology and psychotherapy. It uses phenomenologically based, qualitative research methodologies to understand the experience of four persons being seen in psychotherapy.
Part 1 Clinical Theory and Research Philosophy: Clinical Theory - Experiential Personal Construct Psychotherapy; Personal Meaning and Research Methodology. Part 2 The Assessment Process: Diagnosis, Assessment and Experience; Personal Constructs and Hypothesis Formation; Interpersonal Process Analysis and Hypothesis Formation. Part 3 From Tools and Techniques to Human Beings: Sam; Kate; Rachel; Carol. Part 4 Reflections.