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Self Awareness and Personal Development: Resources for Psychotherapists and Counsellors
     

Self Awareness and Personal Development: Resources for Psychotherapists and Counsellors

by Chris Rose
 

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Personal development is integral to much counselling and psychotherapy training. Self-awareness and critical reflection are also vital for developing effective therapeutic relationships. This uniquely focused sourcebook offers a fascinating range of approaches to the challenging and sometimes elusive task of self-development and self understanding.

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Overview

Personal development is integral to much counselling and psychotherapy training. Self-awareness and critical reflection are also vital for developing effective therapeutic relationships. This uniquely focused sourcebook offers a fascinating range of approaches to the challenging and sometimes elusive task of self-development and self understanding.

The book begins by introducing four core ways of seeing the 'self': as multiple, contextual, open to change, and always in relation to the 'other'. In its second part, it brings together a range of specialist practitioners to explore different pathways to self understanding. In particular, the book:

  • Features an array of stimuli for thinking about and exploring the self, including music, the written word, visual imagery, the natural environment, transcendence, and body psychotherapy
  • Demonstrates self reflection in action with insightful case examples
  • Draws on a wide range of theory from humanistic, psychodynamic and integrative perspectives
  • Encourages a personal response with discussions, exercises and 'points for reflection' throughout

Self Awareness and Personal Development provides hands-on resources for the ongoing project of exploring the self. It is an invaluable text for students, trainees and practitioners in counselling and psychotherapy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230240186
Publisher:
Macmillan Education UK
Publication date:
01/03/2012
Edition description:
2011
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)

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This is an elegant resource book on self-awareness and personal development...encourages mindfulness about our own process and shows how much we still have to learn about ourselves.' -Julia Greer, Therapy Today

'...a delightful book which seeks to provide resources and support to therapists who are engaged in the process of becoming more self-aware as part of their personal development...I would certainly recommend the book to both qualified therapists and trainees as well as to other professionals and friends. Having read it I would also dip back into it again in the future.' - Dr Tina Griffiths, The Journal of Psychological Therapies in Primary Care

Meet the Author

CHRIS ROSE is a psychotherapist, supervisor and consultant working in private practice and higher education. She has extensive experience in counselling and psychotherapy training as a teacher, group facilitator and course director. She is author of The Personal Development Group: The Students' Guide and is a regular to Therapy Today.

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