`My congratulations to Colin Feltham for assembling a set of contentious issues and lively authors which together made me forget my surroundings' - Person-Centred Practice `Editor Colin Feltham's choice of topics shows an astute, on the ground awareness of the issues that dog the industry, while still making lively reading' - New Therapist In this book, leading practitioners, critics and commentators take sides on many topical and core debates including: · Theoretical issues: Does the unconscious really exist? Is birth trauma a fiction? Should one believe in `false memories'? · Clinical issues: Is ther

Training and Supervision Make a Difference

Training and Supervision Make a Difference

Training and supervision make a difference

Of course training and supervision must make a difference. But are we asking the wrong question? Perhaps the real controversy is about the sort of difference training makes to the counsellor and supervisor. Is training helpful or harmful? Could it be helpful to the trainees but harmful to their clients? Or could it be discomforting for the trainees and helpful to their clients? Or is it helpful to both trainee and client?

Before I became a trained counsellor I was a well-intentioned helper who had thought that if I really cared about people I could counsel them. I learned the hard way that not only was I naïve in thinking that I could manage ‘on ...

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