Personal Development and Clinical Psychology is a vital reference text for all those involved in clinical psychology and related professions. This book offers a comprehensive exploration of the methods, approaches, theories and issues surrounding personal development, incorporating a number of different views from both those practising and training in the field, and includes service usersa perspectives. The importance of personal development is considered and chapters are devoted to presenting a model of the different processes, examining issues of power and identity, and assessing how training courses currently approach and encourage personal development and how it might be evaluated. The book culminates in summarising the major themes, and offers suggestions for future developments.
* In line with BPS accreditation criteria which identifies personal development as a core learning objective* Offers an historical overview of the clinical psychology profession* Includes the voices of service users and carers* Considers how personal development can be assessed* Also of interest to counselors, psychotherapists, and nurse therapists as well as clinical psychologists and related professions outside the UK
Jan Hughes is Director of Clinical Practice on the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology training programme at the University of Sheffield. Jan has had an interest in personal development throughout her career, particularly during and beyond training. For many years she was also a Consultant Clinical Psychologist in the NHS. Sheila Youngson is Deputy Clinical Director on the Clinical Psychology training programme at the University of Leeds. She has had responsibility for the Personal and Professional Development Core Theme at Leeds for over a decade. Sheila has been a clinical psychologist in the NHS since 1981, and is currently a Consultant Clinical Psychologist in Child Health and Clinical Supervision in the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.
Notes on Contributors. Acknowledgements. 1 Personal Development and Clinical Psychology. Jan Hughes and Sheila Youngson. 2 Personal Development in Clinical Psychology: The Context. Sheila Youngson. 3 What is Personal Development and Why is it Important?. Jan Hughes. 4 A Model of Personal Development Processes. Sheila Youngson and Jan Hughes . 5 'If They Don't Know Themselves, They Can't Help You Find Yourself, Can They Really?' Service User Perspectives on Personal Development of Clinical Psychologists. Sheila Youngson, Rebecca Hames and Tracey Holley in collaboration with Charmaine Riley, Geoff, Judy and Margaret . 6 Power and Identity: Considerations for Personal and Professional Development. Sarah Davidson and Nimisha Patel. 7 Supervision and Personal Development. Joyce Scaife. 8 Therapy and Personal Development. Caroline Rake . 9 Personal Development in a Group Setting. Fiona Smith, Sheila Youngson and Garry Brownbridge . 10 Evaluating Personal Development in Clinical Psychology Training. Sheila Youngson with David Green. 11 Personal Development in Clinical Psychology Training - 'The Story So Far...'. Clea Horner, Sheila Youngson and Jan Hughes. 12 Processes in Personal Development in Training: The Trainee's Experience. Jan Hughes and Sheila Youngson (with contributions from Kevin Baker, Steven Coles, Kathryn Dykes, Simon Platts, Nick Shelley, Stephanie Sneider, Vicky Tozer. 13 The Present, and the Future. Sheila Youngson with Jan Hughes. Index.
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