`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

Determining a Personal Programme for Personal and Professional Development

Determining a Personal Programme for Personal and Professional Development

Determining a personal programme for personal and professional development

An appropriate programme of continuing development will vary between individuals and will change with time. An effective programme should be designed in such a way as to meet the immediate needs of the individual counsellor and to lead towards any longer-term career ambitions. Such a programme should be constructed thoughtfully and evaluated (and if necessary adapted) regularly. A programme with evident purpose, achievable goals and a logical flow is not only much more likely to demonstrate a commitment to continuing development than an unformed, haphazard pattern of attendance at short courses or workshops but to be more satisfying to the counsellor. The very act of reflecting upon one's ...

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