Introduction The Contexts of Counselling Training Why Personal Development ? Communication and Relationships in the 2010s Counselling Training: Aims and Levels Theoretical Differences and Personal Development Trainees and Personal Development Trainers and Their Courses A Curriculum for Personal Development: Contradiction or Paradox? Personal Development through Individual Exploration Personal Development through Structured Activities Personal Development through Groups Conclusion References Index
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, she has lived and worked as a counsellor and supervisor in Pembrokeshire. She is a BACP Accredited Counsellor and a Fellow of BACP.
'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