Personal development is an ongoing process for practitioners and this book provides practical guidance and activities to enable the process.
This book is invaluable for all students embarking on their training to becoming counsellors and psychotherapists. It highlights the importance of Personal Development as an integral part of being a counsellor and shows how theory links to practice. The case studies and activities promote reflection and assist students in their personal development process.
Students particularly enjoy the case studies and linking the theory to practice. Personal development is key to any career and students are encouraged to reflect on their own personal development throughout the course. This book provides a variety of reflection points and activities that engage students in their own learning process. The reflection points can also be used by lecturers during class to focus students' learning.
Highly appropriate material for students experiencing personal development through counselling training.
A fantastic personal development book. Easy to read and understand.
Required reading for counselling students- very few suitable texts on this subject availiable
As personal development is an essential part of the leaning via the courses we deliver this book has been recommended for students. Many of the exercises from the book are planned into self-awareness sessions on the scheme of work
This text provides students with a good introduction to different elements of personal development in a counselling context.
found this accessable and easy for students to read covered subject matter clearly
Excellent and very clear text introducing students to the idea of personal development. Easy to follow, with suggested activities which really do assist the reader in getting to grips with this sometimes hazy topic.
This has been a valuable resource in supporting counselling certificate students in understanding the vital significance of the personal development of the therapist. The chapter focussing on 'trust and support for personal and professional growth' stimulated a particularly useful exercise for students involving application of the ethical principles of counselling and psychotherapy to themselves eg Am I being true to myself?(Fidelity).
Good book for exploring what personal development means/entails in counselling training. Will be recommending.
I have passed this text to the tutor who facilitates the experiential group ... very welcome and useful addition as there is a lack of material from this perspective.
Whilst personal development is often held up as the lynchpin of counselling development courses at level 4 and above there are comparatively few texts which provide a systematic and well-researched overview of what this is and how it may be effectively undertaken. Bager-Charleson's latest work does that and will be essential reading on BACP-accredited and other courses
This is a brilliant book! I am recommending it for my students because it clearly links reflective and reflexive practice and challenges practitioners to think creatively.