Within the contexts of contmeporary counseling training, this book revisits the importance of continuing personal and professional development for every successful counseling practitioner. From the trainee and their personal development to the trainer and their course, it provides the answers to that all important question: what is personal and professional development and why is it necessary for counselors?
This new edition explores:
the importance of personal development and the core concepts that underpin it; the aims, commonalities and differences of personal development in different settings; the key differences in theoretical approaches and their implications for personal development; the issue of communication and relationship between counselors and professional organizations, society, and the ‘virtual’ world; the trainee and trainer and the challenges of personal development.
Packed full of vivid accounts of personal experiences, questions and points for refection, this book will prove an essential companion for anyone wishing to grow personally and professionally as a therapist.
- Chapter 1: The Contexts of Counselling Training
- Chapter 2: Why Personal Development?
- Chapter 3: Communication and Relationships in the 2010s
- Chapter 4: Counselling Training: Aims and Levels
- Chapter 5: Theoretical Differences and Personal Development
- Chapter 6: Trainees and Personal Development
- Chapter 7: Trainers and Their Courses
- Chapter 8: A Curriculum for Personal Development: Contradiction or Paradox?
- Chapter 9: Personal Development through Individual Exploration
- Chapter 10: Personal Development through Structured Activities
- Chapter 11: Personal Development through Groups
- Chapter 12: Conclusion