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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.

Learning Style in a Learning Community
Learning style in a learning community

What would you expect to learn on a counselling training course? This could be summed up as learning about oneself and others, learning the skills of counselling and learning the body of theoretical knowledge associated with that particular counselling approach. The opportunities for learning presented on the course may include lectures, seminars and discussions, structured exercises, unstructured group meetings (large and small), skills practice with feedback and the use of audio and video recording.

In many higher education institutions, seminars and tutorials are small groups, led by a tutor, a member of the academic staff, where ideas are presented and discussed. These ideas may be in the form of papers presented by the students or ...

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