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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.

How Do I Know What I Mean Unless I Say (or Write) it?
How do I know what I mean unless I say (or write) it?

In Part II, we consider the communication of what has been learned and the special place of writing in this process. Learning and communicating, as we have seen in Chapter 5, are closely linked. Learning feeds into communicating and by communicating, our learning can be taken even further. This is not only a verbal process. For example, in the case of a piece of music, the composer's learned skills and knowledge take form in the composition, the musician's learning is communicated in the playing and the audience hear and are changed by the performance, which they listen to through the ...

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