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Reflective Writing in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Jeannie Wright
Gillie Bolton
© 2012   224 pages   SAGE Publications Ltd   
Inspection Copy
Individual Purchasers
Paperback ISBN: 9780857023285 £21.99
Hardcover ISBN: 9780857023278 £67.00
Ebook ISBN: 9781446258262

This is a great book for trainee counsellors

Mrs Mary Sherrill

Health & Social Care, Tresham Institute

Jan 07 2014

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This book is useful to encourage students to work with clients in a more creative way. It can be particularly useful for supporting the client to express themselves in a different way. We encourage the students to use the process themselves too.

Miss Linda O'Hern

School of Care & Creative Studies, Lincoln College

Nov 14 2013

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This book is a great resource to assist students with getting to grips with the idea of reflective writing. There are useful and interesting suggested activities and lots of practical examples to learn how to write in this style effectively.

Ms Stephanie Revell

Health and Wellbeing, University of Cumbria

Jul 12 2013

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A sound read for students who want to develop their reflective writing abilities. the text provide some good stimulus for students engaging in journal work but is also useful for students engaging in research where a focus is on the reflective elements of practice.

Mr John Dixon

Counselling, Cleveland & Redcar College

Apr 30 2013

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A comprehensive exploration of reflective writing, for both personal and professional inquiries. Includes the 'what, how and why?' of journal writing and its relevance to therapeutic work. Useful for students who want to both discover and deepen their knowledge and experience of reflective writing. Some helpful exercises for overcoming blocks to reflective exploration, especially since they connect with person-centred theory (for our person-centred counselling skills students). An informative and accessible book.

Ms Helene Baker

counse, City Lit

Feb 21 2013

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An excellent resource for using writing in personal development. Includes a range of very useful exercises. user friendly style.

Mrs Margaret Rock

Counselling (Lancaster), University of Cumbria

Nov 26 2012

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A wonderfully creative and inspiring text for counselling practitioners, giving a wealth of methods to stimulate reflection.

Miss Lyndise Tarbuck

Centre for Health and Care, Colchester Institute

Nov 13 2012

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This book is more suited to Undergraduate students.

Ms Jo Cruywagen

Department of Psychology, Roehampton University

Nov 02 2012

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Recommended reading for Undergraduate students to begin to understand what reflective writing entails is a clear and accessible way.

Ms Jo Cruywagen

Department of Psychology, Roehampton University

Nov 02 2012

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Really useful introduction to the topic. I plan to expand teaching on this for next year.

Dr Sue Thorpe

Psychology , Newcastle University

Oct 31 2012

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This book was nicely written for professionals and offered grounded and practical advice for introducing reflecticve writing into professional work as a method of increasing self awareness and understanding the complexities of everyday living. It also offers support to those who are unsure of what to do with their writting or indeed how to get started.

Ms maura fitzsimons

Nursing Department, Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology

Sep 25 2012

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A useful addition with plenty of practical suggestions to help students/practitioners develop reflective practice using writing.

Ms Raje Suzanne Airey

Counselling Dept, Colchester Institute

Sep 24 2012

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This book covers an under represented topic however it is still quite simplistic for HE students

Mrs Gillian Salter

Education Health Social Care, Eastleigh College

Sep 11 2012

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Hi I think the above book will be excellent fo rmy level 3 learners, however perhaps less so for my level 2 learners. The cover is very appealing and the activities look very useful. I will start my courses in 2 weeks time and see how many seem interested in buying a copy.

Mrs Bev Hale

Dept of Care and Early Years, Weston College

Sep 06 2012

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Very useful to help students write reflectively - reflective writing is part of the course.

Dr Els van Ooijen

School of Social Sciences, University of Wales, Newport

Sep 05 2012

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This book provides a plethora of ideas for reflective writing and will prove to be a very valuable resource for students engaged in reflective learning as part of their professional development during both pre- and in-service stages of their careers.

Mr Steve Watts

School of Education and Lifelong Learning (City), Sunderland University

Aug 17 2012

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This is a wonderful book. Writing reflectively, critically and creatively is a valuable skill for counselling and psychotherapy students and practitioners, and this book challenges readers to write themeselves and learn by doing it. This is a book I have been waiting for!

Ms Jane Macaskie

School of Healthcare, Leeds University

Jun 21 2012

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probably the best current reflective writing book for counselling students

Ms Carol Lloyd

social studies, Chichester University

May 28 2012

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This book would be an excellent introduction to reflective writing. it has a slightly colloquial style and is possibly a little basic for some of our level 7 students. it includes helpful practical exercises and some interesting etymological information which is enlightening. It will be helpful for those starting out with reflective writing

Mrs Valerie Sanders

Counselor Education , University of Greenwich

May 15 2012

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