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Reflective Practice: Writing and Professional Development

by Gillie Bolton

Reflection and reflexivity invite critical, sensitive examination of practice, exploration of principles, concepts and ideas, and development of thoughtful self-awareness. <P><P> The Fourth Edition of this bestselling book explains how expressive and explorative writing, combined with in-depth group work or mentoring, can widen perspectives and give clarity of values, roles, and responsibilities. Step-by-step methods are grounded in carefully explained theories and values, and key terms such as reflection, reflexivity, critical, narrative, metaphor, mindfulness and complexity are clarified.<P> New to this edition:<P> * a clear route through the essentials of reflective practice<P> * greater clarity and representation of theoretical models<P> * a strong focus on ethical values<P> * in-depth examples and case studies from a range of courses<P> * clear summarization of each chapter's key contents<P> * updated 'Read to Learn' sections and extended glossary<P> * discussion of writing in different cultures<P> * new online content including videos.

Write Yourself: Creative Writing and Personal Development

by Gillie Bolton

Write Yourself is the ideal introduction to how to facilitate groups and individuals in finding inspiration for their creative personal writing voices. This book explains how and why writing is such an illuminative, healing, and cathartic process, and provides many practical exercises that encourage the exploration of emotions, memories and experiences. Chapters cover the use of writing with a variety of client groups, including those made up of people suffering from depression, anxiety or health problems, and advice is given both on running and participating in successful writing groups. This book will be an invaluable resource for professionals working across the health, social care and caring professions, arts therapists and for everyone interested in the therapeutic qualities of creative writing.

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