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.
Chapter 10: Using other People's Work
Using other People's Work
This chapter is concerned with using other people's work in your learning. Although material is now available in a variety of forms - video-tape, audio-tape, Internet pages, CD ROM for example - the main focus will be on material in print. We look at choosing what to read, how to read it, retaining what you read, making notes, and how to incorporate other people's material in your own writing.
What to Read
Where do you start selecting material which might be relevant to your own learning? In the broadest sense, counselling concerns being human and relating as fully as possible to other human beings. Depending on where your interest lies and what your questions are at this stage of your ...