- 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.
Chapter 14: Beyond the Training Course
Beyond the Training Course
In Part III, we explore further the relationship between reading, learning and writing. This involves looking at the connections between thought and language, especially written language, and our perception of reality. Reading is a major learning tool. One of its uses is to collect information, to tap into the ‘body of knowledge’ in the field of counselling. Through reading, we can also learn more about the human experience. But we can learn more from reading than this: our reading can help us learn how to write. And by continuing to write, we learn more about what we mean, more about how to use language both creatively and correctly and more about how to communicate our learning to others.