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This book covers many important areas, but we particularly value the appendix which is an exercise to facilitate critical thinking. We find it an excellent way to introduce critical thinking to our students, and so useful to have it from the perspective of counselling, making the task much more relevant and real for them.
A fantastic book to help gain an insight into critical thinking
This book has really helped those learners training to be counsellors who have done little or no previous formal learning.
This is a useful book for initiating debate in groups around current topical issues in counselling and psychotherapy. The author acknowledges that he has decided not to evidence his own viewpoints deliberately. I would have personally found the book more useful if the author had used supporting evidence. That said, this book seems able to engage the reader on an emotional level, which I gather is a key focus of the book.
An interesting collection of ideas and discourse for the trainee who is feeling the elephants in the room once they enter into their first placement. A good discussion starter.
This book will be added to a newly validated module on Critical thinking and professional development. It was good to see a book specifically designed for critical thinking in a related field to community youth work.
An excellent book that will prompt much debate and discussion in contexts from Counsellor Education to Group CPD. Each subject is written to offer a range of perspectives and discussion around these, in a succinct way.
Provided an added dimension to our internship program not provided by other texts.
A really useful book that the students have already found essential to their study, practical and professional skills
Material could assist in a specialist psychosocial interventions unit currently part of the BSc/BSc(Hons) Mental Health programme and has been looked at by unit facilitator.
Critical thinking should be a core attribute of the thinking practitioner. Feltham raises many important issues concerning practice, research, training, professionalisation, etc. Rather than providing answers, Feltham invites the reader to reflect on the topic from many different angles. This book therefore provides an excellent resource for teachers on counselling and supervision courses.
This text provides students with a critical review regarding counselling theory and the skills required for the practice setting.
Feltham has really captured the central idea around critical thinking within this text, and the way that he poses questions for personal review rather than to offer answers and 'the truth' is an excellent teaching tool for encouraging reflective practice. In essence he poses an issue and then asks "So what do you think, given this information?" An excellent addition to our suggested reading list.
Comprehensive and up to date volume for final year counsellors in training, developing as reflective practitioners.
This book will be a fantastic asset for our course as it covers many core topics relating to counselling training. I will have no hesitation in recommending it to our students and will be ordering copies as a resource for our course.
This is a very useful book, both for undergraduates who are exploring in a theoretical way some of the issues involved in counselling, and for postgraduates who are actually training in the profession. After the introduction, each chapter addresses a specific question: eg "who founds schools of counselling and why?" and "how important are boundaries in counselling practice?". One or more peices of further reading are suggested in each chapter, and case studies and questions for discussion included in some sections.
This is a very readable series of brief provocative essays gauranteed to provoke some critical thinking. Ocassionally there is an absence of adequate referencing, but this book seems to be intended not as a academic tome, but a stimulation for thinking.
I will certainly use it in teaching and recommend to students ... The book contains a number of challenge and case study exercises that could be very helpful in small group exercises.
An interesting and informative read. This book explores some of the key themes in counselling and offers thought provoking ways of viewing them.
An essential thought provoking book for both the reflective counsellor and student counsellor assignments requiring critical thinking and analysis
An interestingly presented book that gives a critical perspective on a whole range of relevant counselling issues, as well as to present a way for counsellors to critically think
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