Counsellor's Workbook: Developing a Personal Approach

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McGraw-Hill Education, 2004 - Business & Economics - 145 pages

A guide to maximizing counsellor effectiveness through the personal approach

This book provides a series of reflective learning tasks, linked to the highly acclaimed Open University Press textbook "An Introduction to Counselling," "Third Edition." "The Counsellor's Workbook "encourages participants to construct an account of your counselling competencies, values, and personal qualities.

This workbook contributes to the process of becoming an effective counsellor by deepening and consolidating personal learning and development; facilitating the integration of theory, practice; and personal experience; and providing arenas for collaborative dialogue and exploration with fellow trainees. "The Counsellor's Workbook "provides learning resources to support counsellors through key stages in training, including: Building on life experience Engaging with theories and concepts Reflecting on cases Learning from critical issues in practice Developing a professional identity

The workbook is a valuable resource for counselling tutors, trainers, and experienced practitioners engaging in continuing professional development.

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About the author (2004)

John McLeod is Professor of Counselling at the University of Abertay Dundee, having previously taught at Keele University and Wolverhampton University. He has practised in a range of counselling settings, as well as being involved in training, research and consultancy with many occupational groups, including nurses, social workers and emergency services personnel. The author of six books and more than fifty articles and chapters on various aspects of counselling and psychotherapy, he is currently editor of Counselling and Psychotherapy Research.

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