'The book is ideally organised so the trainee can dip in and out of its self-contained and well-organised chapters, according to their particular stage of training. I found this book to be useful from the moment I received it to review! I would firstly recommend this text to those who are simply exploring the idea of training to become a counsellor/psychotherapist. Chapters 'setting the scene' and 'training routes' make sense of the bewildering choices available. It would also give the prospective student a good fell for what they are letting themselves in for. From my perspective this is an extremely useful text which I can thoroughly recommend to all trainees' - Therapy Today 'The Trainee Handbook is a comprehensive guide for trainees in counselling, counselling psychology and psychotherapy in the UK. This is the Second Edition of a textbook written by Robert Bor and Mary Watts, which has earned itself the status of being the definitive resource in counselling and psychotherapy training...is a must as it will probably be kept and reused by most throughout their careers' - Journal of Critical Psychology, Counselling & Psychotherapy The Trainee Handbook, Second Edition is designed as a companion to training in counselling, counselling psychology and psychotherapy.
Unlike most texts which focus on theory and practice, this bestselling book identifies the broader knowledge and skills you will need to succeed in your training and as you make your first steps in practice. Written by a team of leading trainers, practitioners and supervisors, The Trainee Handbook provides advice on practicalities such as writing essays and case studies and examines issues which affect all practitioners in the early stages of professional development and particularly in preparing for the first meeting with a client. This Second Edition has been fully revised and updated, and features new chapters on: o case formulation; o personal and professional development; o continuing professional development. Dealing with the practicalities and common concerns of students, The Trainee Handbook, Second Edition provides an invaluable source of information and guidance for anyone undertaking training in one of the therapy professions. Professor Robert Bor is Consultant Clinical Psychologist at the Royal Free Hospital, London. Professor Mary Watts is Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Teaching and Learning at City University, London and Professor of Psychology.
Table of Contents
Introduction - Robert Bor and Mary Watts Setting the Scene - Sheelagh Strawbridge Training Routes into Counselling, Psychotherapy and Counselling Psychology - Ray Woolfe Effective Essay Writing - Frances Mielewczyk The First Session with a New Client - Riva Miller Five Stages Constructing Stories about Clients' Needs: Developing Skills in Formulation - Sarah Corrie and David A Lane Written Communication and Counselling - Peter du Plessis and Fiona Hirst How to Write a Client Case Study - John Davy How to Write a Progress Report - Christine Parrott Supervision - Damian McCann Making It Work for You What Do I Do If? Questions Commonly Asked by Trainees - Linda Papadopoulos and Malcolm C Cross The Clinical Placement in Mental Health Training - Brett Kahr Guidelines for Professional Practice - Tim Bond Getting the Most out of Personal Therapy - Charles Legg and Mark Donati Psychopharmacology - Jo Sexton, Charles Legg and Diane Hammersley A Primer Planning, Conducting and Writing up Research - Don Rawson A Trainee's Perspective - Geof Alred Preparing for a Job - Paul Hitchings and Jeremy Ornellas Looking to the Future - Sheelagh Strawbridge