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Title: Nature or nurture: are therapists born or trained?
Authors: Wheeler, Sue
First Published: 2002
Citation: Psychodynamic Practice, 2002, 8 (4), pp.427-441
Abstract: A great deal of time, effort and money is involved in the training of counsellors; hence it is most important that the selection process discriminates between those candidates who are likely to achieve the standard required at the end of the training and those who are not. This paper discusses some of the issues pertinent to the selection of candidates for training as counsellors. It considers the question of whether counsellors are born or made, in other words whether anyone can be a good counsellor given the right training or whether they have to be suitable before they start. The paper uses Kohutian concepts to address issues of narcissism, as well as considering equal opportunities and personal development.
DOI Link: 10.1080/1353333021000038809
ISSN: 1475-3634
Type: Article
Appears in Collections:Published Articles, Institute of Lifelong Learning

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