Training the Counsellor
An Integrative Model
By Mary Connor
Routledge – 1994 – 272 pages
In Training the Counsellor, Mary Connor shares a decade of training experience to provide an invaluable resource for other counsellor trainers. The role of the trainer as facilitator, educator and assessor as well as key professional and ethical issues are all brought vividly to life through many case examples.
The focal point of the book is the integrative, four-stage model for training competent and reflective counsellors, with the relationship between trainee and client at the core of the model. The four stages are: the development of attitudes and values; knowledge and skills; client work and supervision; reflection and evaluation. Building on this model and drawing on her own wealth of experience, the author explore the interface between being professional and being human.
Training the Counsellor, offers stimulating reading and tested guidelines for good practice for all those involved in training other helping professionals.
'The author's range and depth of training experience clearly show in this comprehensive guide. I would recommend it highly to trainers, potential trainers and also trainees who might find it very useful in clarifying what they might expect from a counsellor training process.' - Barbara Honey, Relate News
Dedication. Acknowledgement. Preface. Developments in Counselling Training: A Personal Perspective. From Counsellor to Trainer. An Integrative Model for Counsellor Training. The Model in Practice. The Dynamics of the Training Relationship. The Trainer as Facilitator. The Trainer as Educator. The Trainer as Assessor. Ethical and Professional Issues in Training. Professional Development of the Trainer. Bibliography.