The Personal Development Group: The Student's Guide

Author(s) : Chris Rose

The Personal Development Group: The Student's Guide

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : September 2023
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 140
  • Category :
    Group Psychotherapy
  • Category 2 :
    Popular Psychology
  • Catalogue No : 97483
  • ISBN 13 : 9781032229379
  • ISBN 10 : 1032229373
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The Personal Development Group plays a key part in counselling and psychotherapy training, and this book offers an insight into how it works and how to make best use of it. Taking the perspective of the student, it charts the course of the group through various stages, dealing with fundamental themes such as conflict, authority, difference and defences.

The Personal Development Group has a dual focus upon individual experience and group process that provides the student with a valuable resource in understanding and making better use of their own PD group. This fully updated new edition contains discussion of socio-political, economic and cultural considerations, including diversity and equality, and looks at the challenges of the online group and social media. It includes examples and exercises throughout to enhance learning.

The Personal Development Group will encourage students of counselling and psychotherapy to engage with their own development in a proactive and informed manner and invite them to challenge attitudes and assumptions in a thoughtful self-reflexive style. It will be essential reading for students of any course with a PD group, irrespective of theoretical model.

Table of Contents


Preface to the second edition

Chapter One
Why "personal development"?

Chapter Two
Getting on board

Chapter Three
Setting off

Chapter Four
Learning to row

Chapter Five
Undercurrents

Chapter Six
Underlying division and difference

Chapter Seven
Singing and sailing

Chapter Eight
Conflict

Chapter Nine
Authority

Chapter Ten
Ways of understanding

Chapter Eleven
Putting it into practice

Chapter Twelve
Coming to the end

About the Author(s)

Chris Rose is a group psychotherapist, supervisor and consultant based in the UK. She has considerable experience in private practice, the health service, higher education, counselling and psychotherapy training, and has written extensively on groupwork and personal development.

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