The Importance of Professional Development for The Counselling Profession
Article citation: Basa, V. (2023). The importance of professional development for the counselling profession. Journal of Professional Development, 1, 2, 1-6. https://jpd.iafpd.info/volumes/volume-1-2023/volume-1-article-2
The commitment to both professional and personal development is universal in the counselling profession. It is believed that the development of the client is in many ways limited by the development of the counsellor. Counsellor training is in many forms but primarily in forms of formal education (qualifications such as certificate, diploma, master’s degree, or Ph.D.) and ongoing professional development (such as workshops, seminars, supervision, or conferences).
This article is a literature review of professional development for the counselling profession, including the key findings of two major empirical studies of psychotherapist and counsellor development, a rationale for the importance of professional development for counsellors, purpose, and the benefits of counsellors’ professional development.
Keywords: Professional Development, Counsellors, Psychotherapist, Supervision, Training
Affiliation: Veronika Basa, Nepean Hwy Seaford Vic 3198, Melbourne, Australia
Copyright: International Academy for Professional Development Ltd
Published: 16 September, 2023
New paper statement: Confirmed
Details of funding/grants: None declared
Conflict of interest declaration: There is no potential conflict of interest in respect of my authorship or the publication of this paper
Acknowledgements: None declared