`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

Contributing to the Furtherance of Knowledge

Contributing to the furtherance of knowledge

Perhaps the idea of contributing to the furtherance of knowledge about counselling and psychotherapy sounds awe-inspiring, pretentious or just plain dull, but without it therapy wouldn't exist at all. It is by the continual efforts of practitioners to communicate their ideas and discoveries that counselling and psychotherapy are kept alive, vibrant and vital. Without these efforts the profession would stagnate and die. The great innovators of the psychotherapeutic movement were, through their books, papers and teaching, contributing to the furtherance of knowledge but so is the therapist who puts on a workshop for colleagues. It isn't necessary to be a Freud, Rogers, Assagioli or Lazarus to contribute to what is known about therapy: it ...

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