There is an increased emphasis on self awareness and self care in counselling and psychotherapy training, with a focus on how the therapist as a person affects the therapeutic outcome. This timely book responds to these complex issues and is designed to help counselling students, trainees and graduates with integrating their personal development into their professional planning. There are chapters on bringing the Self into therapy, choosing the right training and how to succeed as an accredited practitioner. Activities and research summaries throughout give this book a fully-integrated approach ideal for busy students.
What is Personal Development?
The 'Good Enough' Therapist
Trust and Support for Personal and Professional Growth
The Anatomy of Healing
Theory and The Therapist as a Person
Accountability and Transparency
Placing Ourselves in Context: Research as a Personal Narrative
A Therapeutic Journey Across Cultural and Linguistic Borderlands
Being a Listener with a Voice
Taking Charge of Your Own Learning and Development