Self Reflection On Learning Style

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I have learned a lot about myself while completing the self-assessment questionnaires, and taking the time to self-reflection about my learning style and therapeutic mode. I have always thought my learning styles was an accommodating style, but since taking the Kolb’s learning styles questionnaire. I scored the following; 42 in reflective observation, 34 in active experimentation, 23 abstract conceptualization, and 20 in concrete experience. I discovered that my style of learning is diverging. After reading the definition about diverging style it does sound like how I like to learn. I do best by viewing concrete situations from many different points of views. I do generate a wide range of ideas for everything. I like to observe in the …show more content…
I will have to work on getting comfortable with my clinical instructor (CI), and the computer system. I will use my learning style to observe how the CI uses the computer software to document evaluations, and daily notes if they let me. Then after the observation period, I will be ready to start assisting with documentation.
When I completed the self-assessment of mode questionnaire I was surprise by my results. I scored 31% on both encouraging, and instructing for what I am more comfortable with doing. Followed by 19% collaborating and problem-solving second with what I am more comfortable doing. Lastly I scored 12% on advocating and empathizing. I think it is hard to know what therapeutic mode to do every time. I think it takes knowing the person you are working with to what mode you need to use.
During my fieldwork I will need to learn to collaborate more with all staff. It will be important for me to get as much information from all the staff (RN, LPN, CAN, and Social Worker), and not just the therapy department. That will make me a better therapist, and it will benefit the client having an open line of communication with all staff
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I need to be more comfortable, and increase my confidence to call the patient’s doctors, insurance companies, and other health support organizations. I do empathize with clients, but it depends on the client. If I feel the client is just looking for attention or is playing the “poor me” role I will try not to validate them. I think this can affect the therapy process. For my cultural awareness I scored a 20 that means I am excellent as cultural awareness. I think the reason I have good cultural awareness is from working in the health care field for nine years. Over my years I have worked with just about every ethnic group I can think of. I have learned a lot from everyone that I have worked with, and I really enjoy working with people. During my fieldwork I am comfortable working with anyone, but I know I need to learn more Spanish. It is hard using the Google Translator or making face and hand gestures to communicate. I feel if I was able to communicate with the client better. It would increase my therapeutic relationship, and use of self with the client. There is a lot of other languages I should learn, but Spanish is the one that I come across the most. I do know sign language, but in my nine years I have only had to use it five

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