Assessment 1 Explanation for Improve counselling Skills Essay

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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
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You MUST apply the SMART MODEL when setting your goals.

7. How do your goals align with your values in relation to your practice

8. Lastly describe a goal for self-care protection in relation to counselling

Lecture notes, articles and other reference materials will be beneficial to this process, and your ability to build on and reflect on your professional practice.
In academic writing referencing is critical. Referencing is about ensuring that the sources you have used (authors, journal editors) are honoured. The ACAP manual or the Educator cannot be used as references as we are merely conveying information that others have published. It is NOT compulsory to reference and you will not be penalised for not referencing. I am just suggesting that it is an excellent study habit to get into.
Although ACAP and other universities use the APA6 referencing style – I do not care what style you use – even if you put the author in brackets that’s great.
See the VET 2012 Referencing Guide
Link :

Structuring Your Reflective Practice Task
This task allows you to use 1st person writing – that is using pronouns like I, We, They, Us, Them etc.
I suggest that you use the following headings or use the question numbers to help you focus and stay within the word limit:
Current knowledge base
This does not

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