Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Since the birth of psychotherapy, the need for therapists to attend to their own personal healing and growth has been recognized. This tradition of personal therapy has been incorporated into many current programs that train therapists/helpers in this country. Freud and a large number of subsequent practitioners have also advocated periodic or ongoing personal therapy throughout the therapist's career span. Self-exploration groups can be an excellent means to keep helpers in touch with their humanness, to further their personal and professional growth, and to reduce toxic consequences of practicing therapy.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education
Kimberly A. Vess-Darst
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©2002 Vicky A. Knapp
Knapp, Vicky A., "Personal growth groups for therapists" (2002). Graduate Research Papers. 1021.