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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.

Problems, Problems, Problems
Problems, problems, problems

It can be useful to look at your approach to course work and study in terms of three components: study skills, study habits and attitudes. Some of the skills of studying are considered in Chapter 5, and Chapter 12 looks at attitudes to work in the context of maintaining concentration and motivation. In this chapter, we discuss work habits - how good habits can be developed which fit into, rather than conflict with, your daily life. This leads to as good a definition as any of ‘time management’ which is that it is an approach to organising the events of your life so that you manage your time rather than have time manage you.

Organising Your Work Time

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