Assessment 1 Explanation for Improve counselling Skills

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Improve Counselling Skills: Assignment 1 Reflective Practice Task Due Date: Word Count: 1500 words (guide only) For this assignment you need to keep a journal for the first few weeks of the module. The aim of the journal is to reflect on various aspects of professional practice, study challenges, or any other feature of counselling work or study. You do not hand in the journal. Using the information gathered during this process you will write the practice task reflecting on your professional practice that includes three professional practice goals. It is recommended that you make a brief entry in your journal everyday in which you record events, situations, information and your insights related to counselling. Ensure that…show more content…
You are wise and bring a wealth of knowledge and skills to the module and field. Breadth of experience to date and what you have learned from these experiences I expect that many of you will not be currently working in the counselling field so your professional breadth of experience may be fairly limited. It is important to honour all the work and lived experience you bring to the course and field. It is okay to acknowledge that your experience to date may be professionally limited but identify areas in your current work environment or personal life where counselling experiences are present. Remembering that skilled conversations with others involve using counselling skills like active listening, empathy, unconditional positive regard, attending, etc. Professional practice strengths Be honouring of the skills that you are confident in – name your strengths and take pride in them! Areas requiring further development Identify areas in which you believe there is room for improvement and growth. Do you need to work on empathy because you might tend to be more sympathetic? Professional aspirations What do you wish to achieve in the future in the area of counselling? Three Professional Practice Goals Identify 3 goals for professional practice using the SMART model SPECIFIC

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