Is Diagnosis a Disaster?: A Constructionist Trialogue

@inproceedings{Gergen1996IsDA,
  title={Is Diagnosis a Disaster?: A Constructionist Trialogue},
  author={Kenneth J. Gergen and Lynn Hoffman and Harlene Anderson},
  year={1996}
}
For some time the three of us have been deeply engaged in exploring the implications of a social constructionist view of knowledge for therapeutic practice. From a constructionist standpoint, our languages for describing and explaining the world (and ourselves) are not derived from or demanded by whatever is the case. Rather, our languages of description and explanation are produced, sustained, and/or abandoned within processes of human interaction. Further, our languages are constituent… CONTINUE READING

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