Assessing how counselling training may be analyzed, systematized, reconsidered and improved, this book raises the central issues which face those with an interest in the design or improvement of training courses and puts forward ideas about how such courses can be better organized, how training methods can be made more effective and how counselling skills can be more appropriately taught.
The book also covers areas such as trainers' self-care, working relationships, interpersonal dynamics and trainees' supervised work with clients. It does not disguise the problems involved in starting or running a training course, but provides encouraging advice, supported by case studies and examples, to show how these difficulties can be
About the Author
Windy Dryden is one of the leading practitioners and trainers in the UK in the Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) tradition of psychotherapy. He is best known for his work in Rational-Emotive Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (RECBT), a leading CBT approach. He has been working in the field of counselling and psychotherapy since 1975 and was one of the first people in Britain to be trained in CBT.
He has published over 200 books and has trained therapists all over the world, in as diverse places as the UK, the USA, South Africa, Turkey and Israel.
He is Emeritus Professor of Psychotherapeutic Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London.
Colin Feltham is series editor of Professional Skills for Counsellors and Short Introductions to the Therapy Professions series, co-editor of SAGE Handbook of Counselling and Psychotherapy and author of several SAGE texts, including What is Counselling?
Table of ContentsIntroductionThe Organization of Training CoursesTraining MethodsSkills TrainingDelivery of TheoryTrainees' Personal Development WorkTrainees' Supervised Work with ClientsInterpersonal DynamicsTrainers' Self-Care and Working RelationshipsEpilogue