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Personal Development. INTRODUCTION: On starting this module I was quite looking forward to undertaking it. There seemed to be a number of issues that appealed and as it has a personal perspective to it the appeal was greater. During this assignment I hope to be objective in my findings and evaluate my discovery on personal development within the three perspectives. I also like to understand the impact on the different perspective and how the influence both personal an professional growth. 1. Apply the three theoretical perspectives in relation to personal development. Psychodynamic: Freud is the founder of psychotherapy, treatments such as free assocuation and analysis of the id, ego and superego were the way to deal with the consciousn/ uncocious psyche. Howerver current practitioners continue to use Freuds approaches albeit with more supportive techniques. It is now understood that psychotherapy is more effective when it leads to incresed self-knowledge and awareness. Other maintain object relations are more suited to change habitual practices. In terms of the three theoretical perspective on my own personal development, I have identified the following in Psychodynamic: Altruism: I have on many occassions put aside my own emotional needs by meeting to the extream the needs of others, more times than often meeting their needs FIRST. Avoidance: I have openly spoken of how I use avoidance to distance myself from a person or situation. ...read more.


I am also a perfectionist and very strict in my expectations of the completing a task in such a limited time scale. I am learning not to be so hard or impatient with clients. Having said that this model compels me to work in a logical and cognitive state and the group in their observation of me often identifies this. The personal impact CBT will have for me is one of being direct and functioning in Adult ego state. This will enable be to practice being logical and direct as the model requires. (Not critical parent or perfectionist) The impact on the client will be that they will feel confident and at ease in my intervention. Being able to rationalise and undertake homework to bring about change. Humanistic: Conditions of Worth - Term used by Carl Rogers to describe social influences on the self-concept; for instance, a child might not include anger in her self-concept because her parents' scolding has established a condition of worth such that anger is inappropriate. According to Rogers in order to become a fully functioning person we need to experience unconditional positive regard: feeling loved and worthy no matter what. "Conditions of worth" are the "requirements' set forth by parents or significant others for "earning" their positive regard (love). A person that has received unconditional positive regard is confident in his/her value and can live a healthy existence. ...read more.


The thing I protested against most became the object most looked forward to, having one hour where I could become fully self absorbent /centred. Discussing aspects of my life I had convinced myself was in total control and functional (how far from the truth that was). In a group exercise we debated the need for counselling and I chose to be on the side against counsellors having counselling. My argument being other professionals would not be asked to undertake a similar practice. Psychiatrist are not asked to see other psychiatrist etc. However, as much as I tried the argument was lost under the following. * It is good and ethical practice to receive counselling as a practitioner alongside supervision. * Best practice, why would you become a counsellor and not wish to experience counselling for yourself. (Word count: 1,439) BIBLIOGHRAPY Clarkson, P, The Handbook of Psychotherapy. Routledge Pokorney, M. (1994) Colledge, B. (2002) Mastering Counselling Theory, Palgrave / Macmillan Delroy, S. (1996) Just beneath the surface - The process of Counselling and Psychotherapy. Dobro Publishing. Gilliland, B, James, R, Theories and Strategies in Counselling and & Bowen, J. (1984) Psychotherapy (2nd edition), Allyn and Bacon. Jacobs, M. ( 1992) Psychodynamic Counselling in Action. SAGE Publications. McLeod, J. (2003) An Introduction to Counselling, (3rd edition) Open University Press. Milner, P, Palmer, S Counselling - The BAC Counselling Reader. (2001) Vol.2, SAGE Publications Ltd. Rogers, C. (1977) A Therapist view of Psychotherapy on Becoming a Person, Constable & Company Ltd. ...read more.

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