The book opens a very important debate for the family therapy field. At a ie of treatment rationing and standard setting, it aptly draws our attention to an issue of increasing importance: training the highest-quality family therapists. In addition, it offers trainers and supervisors an invaluable “howto-do-it” guide to tried-and-tested methods of taking trainees through a programme of personal and professional development. Judy Hildebrand is known throughout the family therapy who has always spoken for integrating formal aspects of with personal development, and she has designed and run for courses in Britain and Europe for many years. But the picture would be incomplete without understanding the effect that the exercises have on personal development, and for this volume she is joined by Collette Richardson and Frankie Zimmerman, two colleagues and ex-trainees, who have collated the experiences of a range of trainees from several courses and are able to complement Hildebrand’s ideas with the voice of the trainee.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS -- EDITORS’ FOREWORD -- FOREWORD by Gifi Gorell Barnes -- INTRODUCTION -- CHAPTER ONE -- Aims and rationale -- CHAPTER TWO -- The use of self-reflexivity therapy training -- CHAPTER THREE -- The structure of the personal and professional development module -- CHAPTER FOUR -- The use of experiential exercises -- CHAPTER FIVE -- The early stage of group life -- CHAPTER SIX -- The middle stage of group life -- CHAPTER SEVEN -- The final stage of group life -- CHAPTER EIGHT -- Trainee survey and commentary /Colette Richardson & Frankie Ztmmerman -- CHAPTER NINE -- Reflections -- APPENDIX -- REFERENCES -- INDEX.