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.

Placements in Perspective

Placements in Perspective

This chapter will:

  • Consider ways in which to reflect upon your professional development so far, including attention to the evaluation of the ongoing impact of placement work experience.
  • Highlight some potential factors involved in deciding whether to continue gaining experience with your existing placement provider(s) and/or to seek out further placement opportunities.
  • Discuss the importance of continuing professional development as well as continued use of supervision and personal therapy.
  • Invite reflection in regard to the future of your career: qualification, professional registration and beyond.

As we closed the previous chapter we suggested that a time will come when you progress towards increased levels of conscious and unconscious competence as a therapist. This chapter works from the assumption that you have begun to accumulate experience ...

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