Personal Development in Counsellor Training

by Hazel Johns

Part of the Counsellor Trainer & Supervisor Series

Personal Development in Counsellor Training Synopsis

This book provides the answers to that all- important question: what are personal and professional development and why are they necessary for counsellors? 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 and levels of training @! the key differences in theoretical approaches and their implications for personal development @! communication and relationships between counsellors and professional organizations, society, and the 'virtual' world, with all its demands on identity, privacy and congruence. @! the trainee and trainer and the challenges of personal development. Packed full of vivid accounts of personal experiences, questions and points for reflection, this book will prove an essential companion for anyone wishing to grow personally and professionally as a therapist. Hazel Johns is a Fellow of BACP, and has been for many years a trainer, supervisor and BACP-accredited counsellor.

Personal Development in Counsellor Training Press Reviews

'This really is an excellent book without equal. The title belies its wider appeal and potential value. Experienced trainers and practitioners will find much to challenge their ingenuity and refresh ways of enhancing what Johns describes as the life-long and career-long process of personal development. This second edition expands significantly on the first edition. It's well organised and written in a clearly accessible and engaging style. For me it has always been a must-buy !' - Ian Horton, formerly of University of East London

Book Information

ISBN: 9780857024961
Publication date: 20th January 2012
Author: Hazel Johns
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 216 pages
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About Hazel Johns

Hazel Johns has been engaged in counselling, training and supervision for over thirty-five years. After experience in schools, first as a teacher of English, then as a school counsellor, she developed and taught courses at the then North East London Polytechnic, was an HMI and L.E.A. Adviser promoting counselling and counselling education, and designed and led the counselling training programme at Bristol University. She presented and co-wrote 'Principles of Counselling', (1978 and 1982), sixteen programmes for BBC Radio 4; wrote 'Personal Development in Counselling Training' (Cassell, 1996, then Sage); and edited 'Balancing Acts: Studies in Counselling Training' (Routledge, 1998). Since taking early retirement, ...

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