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Making the Most of Counselling & Psychotherapy Placements

Making the Most of Counselling & Psychotherapy Placements

April 2015 | 184 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Struggling to secure the right counselling or psychotherapy placement for you?


Unsure of how to deal with complex challenges or how to make sure you get the most out of your placement?


Then you have come to the right place! Packed full of hints and tips, advice, checklists and points for reflection, this practical guide will provide you with those all important answers, and more.


Key content includes:


- History and background of the placement

- How to get the most out of the placement

- Wider professional and ethical considerations

- The placement search, completing the application and tips for the interview

- Managing placement relationships

- Planning for the Future


This one stop shop will provide counselling and psychotherapy trainees with everything they need to know to secure and survive their practice placement.

Defining Placement: Historical Background and Context
Preparing for Placement: Personal, Theoretical and Ethical Considerations
Before You Start: Training Provider and Wider Professional Considerations
The Placement Search, Application and Interview Process
Commencing Placement: Managing Practicalities, Processes and Relationships
Placements in Perspective

A useful text for anyone preparing for placement. It lets Trainees recognise that they have to evaluate own competency and readiness to go into placement.

Ms Edna Ogundare
Counselling and Psychology, City Lit
April 29, 2022

This book offers very clear and specific tools which students will be able to implement in their practicum.

Mrs Narissa Philander
Psychology , Cornerstone Institute
February 1, 2016

I wish I had read this before I went into placement. It is an extremely comprehensive tool for both tutor and student

Ms Catherine J Drewer
Learning for Life, Southend Adult Community College
November 19, 2015

A book which addresses a little explored but important topic.

Mrs Sarah Jones
Humanities , Gloucester College of Arts & Tech
March 10, 2016

Useful reading prior and within placement for learners.

Mrs Julie Wyman
Book Reviews, Devon Counselling College
June 4, 2015

Sample Materials & Chapters

Activity 1.1

Activity 1.2

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