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Reflective Writing in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Reflective Writing in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Second Edition (Updated Edition)

October 2018 | 216 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
In this book Jeannie Wright takes readers on a journey from how to start writing, through the various approaches, on to how to deal with obstacles, and how to maintain reflective enquiry as a professional habit. Reflective writing exercises, case studies and ideas for self-directed learning will help readers practice and apply their skills. This second edition includes more content on: 
  • the new Ethical Framework
  • technological developments impacting counselling
  • diversity and difference in the therapeutic relationship

This book is an essential how-to guide for trainees and practitioners that provides them with all the tools they need to develop writing for reflective practice.

Part I: Maps
Chapter 1: Preparing for the journey
Chapter 2: Why take the journey?
Chapter 3: Preparing for the adventure
Chapter 4: Starting out: how to write reflectively
Chapter 5: Writing to identify prejudice
Part II: Navigation
Chapter 6: With company or travelling alone?
Chapter 7: Writing the past: autobiographical memories
Chapter 8: Here and now: writing the present
Part III: Signposts
Chapter 9: Looking back to look forward: writing the future
Chapter 10: Getting stuck: how to deal with blocks, overcoming obstacles and general difficulties
Chapter 11: Supervision, reflexive and reflective writing
Chapter 12: Assessment: signposts for assessing personal development writing

Reflective practice is a key part of the student's development.

Ms Edna Ogundare
Counselling and Psychology, City Lit
December 23, 2019

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