2nd Edition

The Reflective Practice Guide An Interdisciplinary Approach to Critical Reflection

By Barbara Bassot Copyright 2023
    210 Pages 25 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    210 Pages 25 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The Reflective Practice Guide offers an accessible introduction to engaging effectively in critical reflection, supporting all students in their development of the knowledge and skills needed to enhance their professional practice.

    This second edition has been thoroughly updated with new chapters emphasising the importance of personal growth, processing emotions, building resilience, and issues of diversity, intersectionality and positionality. Throughout the book Barbara Bassot illustrates the process of critical reflection using examples and case studies drawn from a range of professional contexts, offering an interdisciplinary model of practice that may be applied to many settings.

    Drawing on literature from a range of disciplines, chapters explore the key aspects of reflection, including:

    • Developing self-awareness
    • The role of writing in reflection
    • Reflecting with others
    • The importance of emotions and processing feelings
    • Managing change
    • Learning from experiences
    • Self-care and avoiding burnout

    The book is extended and enhanced through Instructor and Student Resources that include additional content including case studies, reflective activities, diagrams and videos. These can be found at www.routledge.com/cw/bassot.

    This essential text offers support, guidance and inspiration for all students in the helping professions including education, health, social care and counselling, who want to gain greater self-awareness, challenge assumptions and think about practice on a deeper level.

    Part I: Reflective practice; 1. What is reflective practice?;  2. Becoming more self-aware;  3. The role of writing in reflection;  4. Learning from a range of experiences; Part II: Putting the critical into reflective practice; 5. Building resilience in professional practice;  6. Challenging assumptions;  7. Reflecting with others;  8. Working through personal change;  9. Creativity in critical reflection;  10. Using metaphors in reflective practice; Part III: Embedding critically reflective practice in professional life and work; 11 Critically reflective practice as a way of being;  12. Review and looking forward


    Barbara Bassot is an Associate of the Centre for Career and Personal Development at Canterbury Christ Church University. She holds several years of experience teaching Reflective Practice at undergraduate and postgraduate level for career development, counselling, coaching and mentoring courses.