Author G. Chiari
Prof. Gabriele Chiari, MD chartered psychotherapist, is co-director and teacher at the School of Specialization in Constructivist-Oriented Psychotherapy at CESIPc, Florence, Italy. He introduced personal construct theory in Italy in the early 80's and since then has trained about two hundred psychotherapists and contributed to the spreading of Kelly's ideas in the university. A member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Constructivist Psychology and Personal Construct Theory & Practice since their first issue, Prof. Chiari has published extensively on constructivist epistemology, theory and practice. His latest contribution (together with the late Maria Laura Nuzzo) is Constructivist psychotherapy: A narrative hermeneutic approach, published by Routledge in 2010.

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Armezzani M. & Chiari G. (2014) Ideas for a phenomenological interpretation and elaboration of personal construct theory. Part 1. Kelly between constructivism and phenomenology. Costruttivismi 1: 136–149. Fulltext at
Armezzani M. & Chiari G. (2015) Ideas for a phenomenological interpretation and elaboration of personal construct theory. Part 3. Clinic, psychotherapy, research. Costruttivismi 2: 58–77. Fulltext at
Chiari G. (2008) How Questioning Reality Can Help Face Real Problems. Review of: Studies in Meaning 3: Constructivist Psychotherapy in the Real World, edited by Jonathan D. Raskin & Sara K. Bridges, 2008. Constructivist Foundations 4(1): 70–71. Fulltext at
Chiari G. (2009) The issue of the unity and specificity of psychology from the viewpoint of a constructivist epistemology. Humana Mente 11: 81–95. Fulltext at
Chiari G. (2013) Emotion in personal construct theory: A controversial question. Journal of Constructivist Psychology 26(4): 249–261. Fulltext at
Chiari G. (2016) So distant, yet so close: Kelly, Maturana, and their constructivist theories. In: Winter D. A. & Reed N. (eds.) The Wiley handbook of personal construct psychology. John Wiley & Sons, Chichester: 57–68. Fulltext at
Chiari G. (2020) Intersubjectivity, constructivism, and personal construct theory: Commenting and extending Mascolo and Kallio’s article on the phenomenology of between. Journal of Constructivist Psychology 33(1): 29–35. Fulltext at
Chiari G. & Nuzzo L. M. (1996) Psychological constructivism: A metatheoretical differentiation. Journal of Constructivist Psychology 9(3): 163–184.
Chiari G. & Nuzzo M. L. (1988) Embodied minds over interacting bodies: A constructivist perspective on the mind-body problem. The Irish Journal of Psychology 9(1): 91–100. Fulltext at
Chiari G. & Nuzzo M. L. (1996) Personal construct theory within psychological constructivism: Precursor or avantgarde. In: Walker B. M., Costigan J., Vine L. L. & Warren B. (eds.) Personal construct theory: A psychology for the future. The Australian Psychological Society, Sydney NSW: 25–54.
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