Personal Development in Counsellor Training
- Hazel Johns - University of Bristol, UK
Counsellor Trainer & Supervisor
Counselling Supervision | Counselling and Psychotherapy (General)
This new edition explores:
@! the importance of personal development and the core concepts that underpin it
@! the aims, commonalities and differences of personal development in different settings and levels of training
@! the key differences in theoretical approaches and their implications for personal development
@! communication and relationships between counsellors and professional organizations, society, and the 'virtual' world, with all its demands on identity, privacy and congruence.
@! the trainee and trainer and the challenges of personal development.
Packed full of vivid accounts of personal experiences, questions and points for reflection, this book will prove an essential companion for anyone wishing to grow personally and professionally as a therapist.
Hazel Johns is a Fellow of BACP, and has been for many years a trainer, supervisor and BACP-accredited counsellor.
We have recommended this book to our trainee counsellors as we have found that they will often 'do' personal development just because they are supposed to and do not embrace the importance of life-long personal development for therapists. This book is helpful in getting them to question (and answer) for themselves "Why do I need to do Personal Development?"
excellent resource for students
a helpful book for both students and counselling tutors
This book is well structured and easy to follow. The questions at the end of each chapter pose some very interesting points for discussion in lectures. Students and lecturers felt it would be helpful to use as an aid to their studies but not essential.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1 The Contexts of Counselling Training