Group-therapy is targeted at the promotion of personal awareness by identifying own and others’ roles in the context of a new experience of relations. Stemming from George Kelly’s basic principles, the authors review personal construct psychology and its hermeneutic approach in their applicability to group setting by viewing the circularity of multiple reciprocal relations (and their "viability"). Then, some interesting treatment protocols are exposed. In the authors’ opinion, constructivist method can be feasible both for focused therapies and medium-long ones; this thanks to a variability of techniques that can be used depending on the personal construct systems of the participants and on the ongoing process in the group. Constructivist group-therapy may represent a valuable tool in the institutional context whether in out-patients facilities or in therapeutic communities.
Keywords: Psychotherapy, group, constructivism, hermeneutics