The Trainee Handbook
A Guide for Counselling & Psychotherapy Trainees
- Robert Bor - Royal Free Hospital, UK
- Mary Watts - City University, UK
Counselling Training | Counselling and Psychotherapy (General)
Written by a team of leading trainers, practitioners and supervisors, this bestselling classic is the trainee therapist’s best friend. It identifies and guides trainees through the practical skills and knowledge they'll need to make a success of their training - from writing essays through to case formulation and on to preparing for their first meeting with a client. Along the way, it addresses and allays the concerns which are common to all students.
Now in its fourth edition, the book has been fully updated to take account of the significant changes in the therapy professions in recent years. It now includes new and important chapters on:
- Evidence-based practice
- Working with diversity
- Reflective practice
- Using social media, technology and online therapy
The Trainee Handbook is an invaluable companion, and source of information and guidance for all trainees in counselling, psychotherapy and counselling psychology, and newly-qualified therapists entering into practice.
I found the Trainee Handbook really useful for the students that I work with. It is well set out from setting the scene to future job role as a counsellor. I’m aware that it isn’t necessarily for Level 2 students but some aspects are and the students found them to be very useful. Some specific headings that are used in counselling may help such as contracting.
I welcome this fourth edition which will continue to function as a key support for trainees as they navigate their way through a range of professional issues and course requirements. There are some important updates in this edition, and a review of many key topics that span philosophical, theoretical, ethical and practical matters. In my view, an excellent and timely resource.
For many years Bor and Watt’s Handbook serves as the best entry point to counseling, counseling psychology, and psychotherapy training for students embarking on the journey. This new edition again thoroughly covers relevant topics and issues, is well-updated and offers plenty of practical and valuable tips to students. I highly recommend it as the book to have when starting your training!
This is a very welcome and perceptive addition to the range of available books on counselling training. I like the way the text accompanies students on their journey and helps readers to reflect on a whole range of areas that will support them in their counselling development.
Very good up to date information. A recommended text for all student's
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter Four: Student top tips