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Learning and Writing in Counselling

Learning and Writing in Counselling

April 1998 | 208 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This book provides a comprehensive overview of the tasks and the processes of learning and writing required on counseling training courses and in the practice of counseling. The authors cover the entire training period, from choosing a course to the early stages of professional practice. Part I discusses learning skills, methods and approaches, looking at the context for learning, motivation, and experiential learning; Part II focuses on course requirements, the form of written assignmentsùhow to complete them and the difficulties that can be encounteredùas well as covering the basics of writing, including language, form, and style; Part III looks at the involvement of practicing counselors in continued learning and the kinds of writing that they may develop throughout their careers. Clear and accessible, Learning and Writing in Counselling contains a wealth of practical examples, suggestions, and "how-to" material. It will be a supportive and helpful guide to the specific learning and writing skills required by all trainee and practicing counselors.

At the Beginning
The Training Course
Learning Style in a Learning Community
Skills and Techniques
Experiential Learning
How Do I Know What I Mean Unless I Say (or Write) It?
The Requirements of the Course

Starting To Write
Writing Takes Form
Using Other People's Work
Problems, Problems, Problems
Motivation, Concentration and Writing Block
Writing about Practice
Beyond the Training Course
Continuing To Write
Our Experience of Writing This Book

`This is a very practical "how to" book, written for students on counselling skills courses. It is intended to help them through the various problems faced by people returning to education, perhaps after a long gap.... how useful this book could be to students who [are] confused by the increasingly academic requirements of counselling training courses... I would recommend this book as a companion for anyone who is starting a course with little or no experience of academic expectations. It is written in a friendly and reassuring style' - Counselling, The Journal of the British Association for Counselling

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