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Let's stay and hate: the role of community meetings on counsellor training courses

Hill, A 2002, 'Let's stay and hate: the role of community meetings on counsellor training courses' , Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 2 (4) , pp. 215-221.

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Abstract

This study explores the role of community meetings within BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) accredited counsellor training courses. A postal survey was carried out with trainers on 56 BACP accredited training courses in January 2000. A questionnaire was used to elicit information about trainers, courses and the organisation of community time, along with perceptions relating to the meaning and purpose of community meetings. Possible links between course attributes (course length, cohort size and core theoretical model) and the implementation of community time are explored, as are links between core theoretical model and explanations of community group process. Findings indicate a diversity of definitions and assumptions concerning the role of community groups within counsellor training courses in Britain. It is suggested that there is a need to establish a much clearer definition of the nature of community groups on counselling courses. A tentative, trans-theoretical description of community group process is offered, and further research on this topic is recommended.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC5201 Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education
Subjects / Themes > B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care
Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences > Centre for Social Justice Research
Journal or Publication Title: Counselling and Psychotherapy Research
Publisher: Routledge Taylor & Francis
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1473-3145
Depositing User: H Kenna
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2009 11:09
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:52
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/1099

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