Personal development in counsellor training: towards a clarification of inter-related concepts

  title={Personal development in counsellor training: towards a clarification of inter-related concepts},
  author={Mark Donati and Mary H. Watts},
  journal={British Journal of Guidance \& Counselling},
  pages={475 - 484}
  • Mark Donati, M. Watts
  • Published 1 November 2005
  • Psychology
  • British Journal of Guidance & Counselling
ABSTRACT Despite its widely acknowledged importance to effective therapeutic practice across theoretical orientations, it has been suggested that counsellor ‘personal development’ remains a poorly defined area of training, and that the concept is itself endowed with numerous implicit meanings. In an attempt to move towards a more explicit and rigorous understanding of the area, the present paper reviews some of the key concepts found within it drawing on and, where possible, synthesising the… 

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