ERIC Number: EJ721710
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Nov
Reference Count: 21
Personal Development in Counsellor Training: Towards a Clarification of Inter-Related Concepts
Donati, Mark; Watts, Mary
British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, v33 n4 p475-484 Nov 2005
Despite its widely acknowledged importance to effective therapeutic practice across theoretical orientations, it has been suggested that counsellor "personal development" remains a poorly defined area of training, and that the concept is itself endowed with numerous implicit meanings. In an attempt to move towards a more explicit and rigorous understanding of the area, the present paper reviews some of the key concepts found within it drawing on and, where possible, synthesising the views of different writers. The review seeks to build upon previous work carried out in the area by Irving and Williams (1999) and to stimulate further critical discussion of the topic.
Descriptors: Counselors, Individual Development, Counselor Characteristics, Counselor Training, Professional Development, Foreign Countries
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom