Reflective Practice and Teaching Postgraduate Counselling Students


In the fields of counselling and psychology, reflective practice is a process where we critically analyse our actions with the aim of improving professional practice. Within a counsellor education setting, the current paper reports on counselling skills lecturers’ engagement in reflective practice during the course of one academic semester. Using a reflective practice approach the lecturers examined how teaching modalities such as acceptance and commitment therapy and person-centred psychology to postgraduate students evolved during the semester. Reflectively, each counselling lecturer reported that utilising a reflective practice approach provided the opportunity to assume the perspective of an external observer in order to identify the assumptions and feelings underlying their practice as described by Imel (1992). Over the course of the semester these assumptions and reported feelings effectively impacted on each of the counselling skills lecturer's practice.

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Ebi Cocodia, Excelsia College, Australia

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Conference: ACSS2021
Stream: Psychology & Social Psychology

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Cocodia E. (2021) Reflective Practice and Teaching Postgraduate Counselling Students ISSN: 2186-2303 – The Asian Conference on the Social Sciences 2021: Official Conference Proceedings
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