Balancing Acts: Studies in Counselling Training

Front Cover
Hazel Johns
Psychology Press, 1998 - Psychology - 224 pages
In this book, counsellors, trainers and supervisors discuss the tensions, conflicts and complexities involved in many of the aspects of being a trainer, being a trainee and the elements of counselling training itself. Through innovative research and lively first-hand accounts, Balancing Acts explores both individual trainer development and course design and management in counselling and other training contexts in the helping professions. Using both research and the reflections of experienced counsellors to explore issues that affect their professional practice, Balancing Acts is a valuable resource for all those involved in adult learning.
 

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Contents

On the tightrope
3
Being a counselling trainer Keeping the plates spinning?
15
The stresses of being a counselling trainer
17
Issues of power for women counselling trainers
29
The cotraining relationship
48
Aspects of counselling training Juggling or fireeating?
65
Reflective learning
67
Negotiated learning and assessment
82
Training volunteers in a noncounselling setting
130
Training by telephone
146
Counselling trainees Holding the balancingpole?
161
An academic invalid in a world of academic excellence
163
A trainees experience of trauma
178
Healing the wounded healer
195
Postscript
215
Rainbows and shadows
217

Groups in counselling training
96
Volunteers professionalisation and training
110

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