- 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 8: Starting to Write
Starting to Write
Some people find it difficult to write, especially if they have not been used to doing so. There is something about writing things down that feels so permanent, in a way that saying the same things does not. What if I write this as my opinion now and later I realise that I have changed my mind? Writing may also feel very exposing of oneself and one's ideas to outside judgement This is reality, in the sense that course assignments will be assessed in some way. Members of counselling training courses cannot even take refuge in turning out ‘objective’ academic work, for oneself and one's own experience are often the very stuff of the writing. Thus, even those people who ...