I have found this book to be a great source of information for planning personal development lessons. The questions for both trainee and trainer are insightful and create great discussion and personal development opportunities. This book covers a number of key considerations and literature relating to counselling training.
This is a useful reference book for tutors and students. It gives a comprehensive overview of the issues that arise when taking part in personal development groups.
This has been a very useful text for students who are studying Level 3 Counselling Skills and beyond.
It gives them some very useful insights.
Tutors and students have found this an interesting book and we recommend this to any students progressing to full counseling qualifications.
An excellence book to be a recommended reading material for a new counselor or a trainee counselor. Could be considered as a self help guide for trainee counselors and also a nice guide book for counselor educators.
This text has been added to our recommended reading list to encourage students to reflect on their personal development and self-awareness
An excellent text for tutors to recommend to student counsellors.
This book was used through the course and was an essential read
Given the many changes in society, in counselling & psychotheray, psychology and related fields, this is a well-written, well-structured, timely reminder that despite these changes - the contribution personal development makes to the the training of counsellors is more important than ever. The use of 'boxed' chapter beginnings and summaries is an excellent aid - making it more accessable to the reader/trainer who might be skimming the book for guidlines.
We have recommended this book to our trainee counsellors as we have found that they will often 'do' personal development just because they are supposed to and do not embrace the importance of life-long personal development for therapists. This book is helpful in getting them to question (and answer) for themselves "Why do I need to do Personal Development?"
excellent resource for students
a helpful book for both students and counselling tutors
This book is well structured and easy to follow. The questions at the end of each chapter pose some very interesting points for discussion in lectures. Students and lecturers felt it would be helpful to use as an aid to their studies but not essential.
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