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Personal Development and Clinical Psychology


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Notes on Contributors vii Acknowledgements xiii 1 Personal Development and Clinical Psychology 1 Jan Hughes and Sheila Youngson 2 Personal Development in Clinical Psychology: The Context 8 Sheila Youngson 3 What is Personal Development and Why is it Important? 24 Jan Hughes 4 A Model of Personal Development Processes 46 Sheila Youngson and Jan Hughes 5 'If They Don't Know Themselves, They Can't Help You Find Yourself, Can They Really?' Service User Perspectives on Personal Development of Clinical Psychologists 62 Sheila Youngson, Rebecca Hames and Tracey Holley in collaboration with Charmaine Riley, Geoff, Judy and Margaret 6 Power and Identity: Considerations for Personal and Professional Development 75 Sarah Davidson and Nimisha Patel 75 7 Supervision and Personal Development 89 Joyce Scaife 8 Therapy and Personal Development 108 Caroline Rake 9 Personal Development in a Group Setting 124 Fiona Smith, Sheila Youngson and Garry Brownbridge 10 Evaluating Personal Development in Clinical Psychology Training 147 Sheila Youngson with David Green 11 Personal Development in Clinical Psychology Training - 'The Story So Far . . .' 168 Clea Horner, Sheila Youngson and Jan Hughes 12 Processes in Personal Development in Training: The Trainee's Experience 188 Jan Hughes and Sheila Youngson (with contributions from Kevin Baker, Steven Coles, Kathryn Dykes, Simon Platts, Nick Shelley, Stephanie Sneider, Vicky Tozer) 13 The Present and the Future 202 Sheila Youngson with Jan Hughes Index 214

About the Author

Jan Hughes is Director of Clinical Practice on the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology training programme at the University of Sheffield. Jan has had an interest in personal development throughout her career, particularly during and beyond training. For many years she was also a Consultant Clinical Psychologist in the NHS. Sheila Youngson is Deputy Clinical Director on the Clinical Psychology training programme at the University of Leeds. She has had responsibility for the Personal and Professional Development Core Theme at Leeds for over a decade. Sheila has been a clinical psychologist in the NHS since 1981, and is currently a Consultant Clinical Psychologist in Child Health and Clinical Supervision in the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.


"The book is practical, full of ideas of how personal development might be enhanced. This approach would tempt anyone considering the topic to want to learn more about themselves. I would recommend this book to any clinical psychologist, practitioner or trainer, who is looking for ways to foster personal development, whether for themselves or for trainees." Dr Gabrielle Syme, counsellor and psychotherapist, BACP Fellow "This is a 360 degree book. It is highly experiential, academic, research-based, up-to-date, literature savvy, personal, professional, anecdotal and very accessible. Personal development can no longer linger on the periphery of clinical psychology training - this book moves it centre stage. ... It's as relevant to all training in the Helping Professions as it is to clinical psychology training." Dr Michael Carroll, Chartered Counselling Psychologist, BACP Senior Registered Practitioner and BACP Fellow ?The book provides useful suggestions for how personal development can be addressed in training and beyond. A particular strength is that it brings together a range of perspectives including not only trainers and supervisors but trainees and mental health service users too.? Dr David Harper, University of East London ?This a well timed and significant book. It reminds us of the importance of the human selves in the psychotherapeutic relationship. I warmly commend this book.? Professor Peter Kinderman, University of Liverpool

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