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2nd Edition

The Reflective Practice Guide
An Interdisciplinary Approach to Critical Reflection

  • Available for pre-order on April 20, 2023. Item will ship after May 11, 2023
ISBN 9781032234540
May 11, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
208 Pages 25 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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 a companion website that includes additional content including case studies, reflective activities, diagrams and videos.

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.

Table of Contents

1. What is reflective practice?;  2. Becoming more self-aware;  3. The role of writing in reflection;  4. Learning from a range of experiences;  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;  11 Critically reflective practice as a way of being;  12. Review and looking forward

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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.