Experiences of personal development groups: A research base

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In this chapter Carole Smith draws on both her primary and secondary research findings to highlight the usefulness of personal development (PD) groups for personal self-awareness development and how it helps client work. She offers an overview of the literature that discusses the pros and cons of PD groups and at how these groups can enhance learning. Carole analyses the evidence base and looks at the factors involved in learning in PD groups and assesses the value of this as a means of personal development. This is a useful chapter for students and tutors who want to assess the evidence base for PD groups as a method of personal self-awareness development.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPersonal Development Groups for Trainee Counsellors
Subtitle of host publicationAn Essential Companion
EditorsJayne Godward, Heather Dale, Carole Smith
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781351066136, 9781351066143
ISBN (Print)9781138479265, 9781138479289
Publication statusPublished - 8 Oct 2019


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