Struggling to secure the right counselling or psychotherapy placement for you? Unsure of how to deal with complex challenges or how to make sure you get the most out of your placement? Then you have come to the right place! Packed full of hints and tips, advice, checklists and points for reflection, this practical guide will provide you with those all important answers, and more. Key content includes: – History and background of the placement – How to get the most out of the placement – Wider professional and ethical considerations – The placement search, completing the application and tips for the interview – Managing placement relationships – Planning for the Future This one stop shop will provide counselling and psychotherapy trainees with everything they need to know to secure and survive their practice placement.

Defining Placement: Historical Background and Context

Defining Placement: Historical Background and Context

Defining Placement: Historical Background and Context

This chapter will:

  • Introduce the concept of placement within the professional fields of counselling and psychotherapy.
  • Explore origins and definitions of the term, including consideration of the historical context in regard to counselling and psychotherapy and potential implications for contemporary placement practice.
  • Consider the significance of placements for the stakeholders involved: the trainee, training organisation, placement provider and wider profession of counselling and psychotherapy.
  • Highlight the nature of the placement including the influence of individual, organisational and socio-political factors.
  • Present an overview of some of the contexts in which placements are offered and practised.

Within the United Kingdom, the term ‘placement’ is widely used by both training providers and associated professional bodies specialising in counselling and psychotherapy. Typically this ...

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