in the philosophy of science, the doctrine that people actively construct their reality on the basis of their beliefs and expectations. Also known as constructionism. constructivist a person who espouses constructivism.
We therefore explore how the constructivist pedagogical approach--an established and widely celebrated form of student-centered learning that is familiar to many counselor educators--may be insufficient for addressing unique training needs within the counseling profession.
This is a worthwhile project and from the examples he presents, he has developed a sound integrative system of working, but in my opinion, it is more suited to narrative and constructivist therapists who want to work more integratively rather than existential therapists who want to integrate narrative therapy, as the existential elements are already present in narrative therapy.
However using a constructivist approach to research fosters reflexivity on behalf of the researcher, culminating in the co-construction of a theory that is a combination of the researcher and the participant's stories and views.
Constructivist approaches to psychological theory and counseling may be considered constructive or constructivistic in the sense that both stress the ongoing processes of psychological organizing, disorganizing, and reorganizing (Mahoney, 2003).