A Parallel Process: working as a trainee counsellor in student counselling

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Monday 19th January 2015

A Parallel Process: working as a trainee counsellor in student counselling
Jo Myddleton and Jacqueline Glynn

This presentation will consider the impact of being a trainee counsellor whilst on a student counselling placement. We propose that the experience of being a student on a clinical training at the same time as working with students results in a “parallel process”. We shall discuss organisational dynamics alongside themes of identity, adolescence, independence/dependency, emotional aspects of learning and empathy
with the mirrored-student experience.

About the Speakers

Jacqueline Glynn is an honorary student counsellor at Kings College Student Counselling Service. She has also recently started work as an honorary psychotherapist for the NHS.

Jo Myddelton is an associate counsellor in the Advice and Counselling Service at Queen Mary University, and an honorary counsellor at a general practice in the City.

Both Jacqueline and Jo have recently completed the Birkbeck MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy with adults.

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