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Learning and Writing in Counselling
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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.

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

 
 
Starting To Write
 
Writing Takes Form
 
Using Other People's Work
 
Problems, Problems, Problems
 
Motivation, Concentration and Writing Block
 
Writing about Practice
 
PART THREE: CONTINUING TO LEARN AND TO WRITE
 
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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