The book offers invaluable advice on how to locate a placement and, more importantly, what kinds of issues trainees should be considering as they embark upon clinical placements. I particularly enjoyed the sections on personal readiness, which invites trainees to fully consider the many different way(s) in which engaging with a clinical placement will draw upon their time, finances, ethics, work/life balance and emotional resources.
This is a valuable resource for counselling trainees, trainers, supervisors and placement providers. Oldale and Cooke provide a clear, accessible framework including aims and objectives, facilitative activities and further reading. The vignettes are particularly valuable and could help to ease many of the concerns experienced by trainees embarking on counselling placements.
This book usefully and clearly summarises much of the accrued wisdom surrounding the role of placements in training and the placement search held by training providers. The use of student vignettes helps the reader connect to the material on a personal level, and the emphasis on ethics and reflexivity will prepare trainees well for the placement application and interview process. I will be recommending this book to new students on our counselling and counselling psychology training programmes.
I felt the book was clearly structured and contained much helpful information. I particularly liked the sections on applying for and selecting a placement. The authors have included plenty of opportunities for reflection through practical exercises, and PDF versions have also been helpfully put online.
'Bravo' to the writers of this excellent book, which puts together all the information on student placements in an easy to read, accessible format. Valuable not only for students on counselling and psychotherapy courses, but also for trainers, supervisors and organisations, it offers a wealth of practical information...This is certainly a book I would recommend to my students and it would also be a useful addition to any reading list for trainees in the counselling field.
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.
This book offers very clear and specific tools which students will be able to implement in their practicum.
I wish I had read this before I went into placement. It is an extremely comprehensive tool for both tutor and student
A book which addresses a little explored but important topic.
Useful reading prior and within placement for learners.
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