`This thoughtful and thought-provoking book is essential reading not only for those involved in the training of counsellors within the person-centred approach, but also for individuals who may have simplistic, dismissive or otherwise ill-informed notions of the depth of self-awareness required of the person-centred practitioner and the far-reaching challenges offered by the approach. For counsellors who define themselves as "person-centred" but who have had no substantial training, it should be compulsory reading' - British Journal of Guidance and Counselling Person-centred counselling probably requires more training - and a greater intensity of training - than most other mainstream counselling approaches, but
Chapter 5: Selecting Course Members
Selecting Course Members
The Central Aim in Selection
The central aim of selection as far as the training course is concerned is to choose applicants who are at a point in their development when they are ready to approach the training in a relatively non-defensive fashion. Selection is not always used in the same way by the applicants themselves. Just as important to applicants is the issue of whether the training appears to be manageable in its practical aspects such as attendance, assignments, counselling practice, counselling supervision and reading.