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 7: The Requirements of the Course: Assessment
The Requirements of the Course: Assessment
It is likely that you will be investing a considerable amount of time, money and energy in the training course. Understandably, you would like it to be an enjoyable, interesting and enriching experience. You would also like to learn about counselling and the practice of counselling or counselling skills, perhaps to the standard of being prepared for starting out as a professional counsellor.
However, you will also have to meet the standards and fulfil the assessment criteria set by the course. The course brochure or prospectus should include basic information about the following:
- the assessment procedure
- required written work
- the assessment schedule
- how practice is assessed
- which is the accrediting body
- what qualification is awarded ...