`A helpful guide for newly qualified counsellors. It gives some comprehensive ideas and tips for further development... a useful book' - Self & Society `Conveys valuable information... Paul Wilkins writes well... With the current emphasis by accrediting counselling organizations on the importance of ongoing personal and professional development, this book would be a salutary place to start on such a journey' - Counselling, The Journal of the British Association for Counselling The personal and professional development of therapists is essential to continued good practice. This book explores just what is meant by `personal and professional development' and why it is so important f
Chapter 3: Professional Recognition: Accreditation and Re-Accreditation
Professional Recognition: Accreditation and Re-Accreditation
The Purpose and Nature of Professional Recognition
Throughout the 1980s and into the 1990s much thought, discussion and debate have taken place with respect to the registration of the practitioners of counselling and psychotherapy. At an organisational level, among the professional associations (and perhaps increasingly, if grudgingly, the profession as a whole) there is widespread agreement on the need for established registers of practitioners. Although this agreement is widespread, it is not universal. Richard Mowbray (1995) has written of the case against registration and challenges many of the widely held beliefs about the reasons for and the advantages of registration.
The intention of registration seems to be to provide an assurance to the public, the profession and the ...