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  • Contents
  • Subject index

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.

Writing Takes Form
Writing takes form

The structure or form of an essay is what makes it readable and is the framework in which you convey, by means of a logical development, what you want to say to the reader. There is a basic common structure expected for an academic essay. For some people, on some courses, it may be possible to experiment with different structures for written assignments, but it is generally not wise to do this and not until you are familiar with and adept at using the basic form. This is outlined in the box below.

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