Why "personal development"? -- Getting on board -- Setting off -- Learning to row -- Undercurrents -- Singing and sailing -- Conflict -- Underlying division and difference -- Ways of understanding -- Authority -- Putting it into practice -- Coming to the end
Chris Rose offers supervision and counselling to the University of Warwick student counselling team and the Solihull College counselling training team (UK). She is a regular contributor to the monthly BACP journal 'Therapy Today'.
'Every student who is a member of a Personal Development Group should be given this book. It is clear, light-hearted, non-judgmental yet rigorous in its application of theory to practice. Exercises are provided to enable the student to explore his or her own understanding of the relationships that develop in the group and how these reflect the student's own past and present experiences. An invaluable help on a significant journey.' - Jane Campbell, Co-Director of the Turvey Institute of Group-Analytic Psychotherapy 'At last a book that provides a coherent and articulate discussion of what personal development groups are for and a guide for students to enable them get the greatest possible benefit from such a group. Essential reading for all students of counselling and psychotherapy and a perfect fit with the new core curriculum.' - Sue Wheeler, Director of Counselling and Psychotherapy programme, Institute of Lifelong Learning, University of Leicester