K/601/7629 4 Understand the importance of supervision in counseling. 4.1 Explain why both casework and managerial supervision are important for a trainee and a qualified counselor Supervision is important for both trainee and fully qualified counselor for many reasons which can be covered broadly as educative and formative.This means learning and developing the skills required to become an effective counselor and being able to recognise and understand the capabilities of trainee or supervisor by exploration and reflection on work with clients.The supervisor can be effective when supporting and challenging the student in their work with clients,to look at the students awareness of themselves and of their own responses and reactions with clients as well as other variables such as power sharing which can all affect the process. Another important factor is the supportive or restorative purpose of supervision. One simple way to described this is how both student and qualified counselor react and work when issues come up by way of transference.For instance wanting to rescue a client who discuses hugely distressing emotional issues that may resonate due to shared experiences. A further element is the managerial or normative aspect of supervision and this could explained to some extent as maintaining standards.An awareness of the need to keep up with CPD, personal blind spots and prejudices that affect the the way how both trainee and counselor look at themselves which in turn influence how they see others and the way how they work, so the requirement to contiunaly learn about oneself increases knowledge and understanding which is vitaly important for personal development and growth that will enevitbly enhance thier work with clients.
It is important that the teacher appreciate any input from their students, whether the answer is correct or not. This openness will instil confidence and motivation from within the group and help their learning experience. To create a positive learning environment, with a clear structure, a teacher needs to have the ability to plan their lectures or sessions effectively. With clear goals and aims which match up with the curriculum. These lessons need to be creative, incorporate activities and techniques that will engage the learner.
Keeping records is a very important reflexive tool for both teachers and learners in the educational setting. Accurate records taken throughout a course enables both teacher and students to continually reassess the effectiveness of the teaching/learning relationship by giving an ongoing measure against which to view learning objectives. Records indicate whether pupils have learnt what has been taught and are making sufficient progress with the course; who needs more help or is ready for more extensive work by assessing better or worse progress than expected; and whether teachers need to refine any aspects of their teaching by assessing successes or shortcomings where teaching needs to be strengthened. Attendance data taken on a close protection course gives an idea of where students may fall behind with learning outcomes through non attendance. Identifying non attendance could indicate a problem external to the teaching setting which may benefit from referral to other professionals or could point to students’ dissatisfaction with the teaching style which could be addressed by reassessing the teaching methods used in order to promote more inclusive practice.
They are delivered by trained practitioners who work with people over a short or long term to help them bring about effective change or enhance their well being” (bacp.co.uk). Counselling is a process that gives clients time and space to work through their problems and understand how they are feeling and why. Counsellors are there to facilitate this change and development. (1.2.) Explain their own philosophical approach to counselling Where I am in my training I feel that I have a good understanding of the person centred approach to counselling.
Understanding the principles & practices of assessment Unit 1 1:1 Explain the function of assessment in learning and development The main function of an assessment is to ascertain if learning has taken place and that the learner has obtained the required knowledge, skills and understanding. Assessment needs to be a constant process which should take place every time you see the learner, either by watching what they are doing, asking questions or carrying out short coaching or training sessions. It should also focus on improving, re-enforcing learning and measuring achievement showing how the learner is developing and areas they need to improve on. Assessment can be formal which is when you use assessments, assignments, tests and workplace observation to assess learning and informal which can be by asking a few questions. When assessing learning it is important to have an understanding of initial assessment, formative assessment and summative assessment.
It means that students can take responsibility for some of their own progression. Students can ask themselves what am I learning and how can I do it better. Giving students constructive feedback will allow them to recognise how they can progress and achieve the next step in their learning. Having confidence that all students can improve. Both the teacher and student are involved in the reviewing process and can reflect on the assessment information.
Unit 141 Professional practice in children’s care, learning and development. Outcome 4. Be able to engage others in reflective practice. 4.1 Analyse the use of models of reflective practice in own setting. Reflective practice is important to the development of lecturers as professionals as it enables us to learn from our experiences of teaching and make easier student learning.
Describe some aspect/s of your learning about helping in a counselling way, and what this has taught you about yourself In this essay I will explore my learning about importance of active listening, role of empathy, impacts that transference and countertransference have in counselling, as well as the importance of supervision for counsellors. Through examples from my experiential learning in class, my reflection on the influence of a long forgotten experience from my teenager years on my adult life and journal entries, I will illustrate how this course has helped me in heightening my self-awareness and learning about myself. Helping in a counselling way can be interpreted in two different ways; one is helping by using counselling skills, to assist someone in their professional role, the other is use of counselling skills by trained counselling professional. When a doctor or a nurse is listening to a patient during consultation, they use counselling skills to help them in understanding and supporting their patient in addition to their medical expertise. When counselling professional is listening to their client, they are using counselling skills as the main tool in applying their expertise, as this definition illustrates: Counselling, often described as ‘talking therapy’, is a process aimed at providing clients with the time and space to explore their problems, understand their problems, and resolve, or come to terms with their problems , in confidential setting.
In this sense, academic success and performance will benefit and promote the students, the teachers/educators, and also the educational system. Learning is defined as the acquisition of knowledge through practice and experiences. Just as students differ, so does the way they learn. Some students learn by action or doing, some learn by observing, some learn by studying, while some learn by practice. Honey and Mumford identified these as ‘activists’, ‘reflectors’, ‘theorists’ and ‘pragmatists’.
To achieve this, Coaching and mentoring should be applied to the area you want to develop, such as motivating staff, delegating, problem solving, relationship issues, team building, and staff development. It focuses on what people being coached want, what their goal is and how they can achieve it. The main objective is to develop the person being coached. This can be achieved through increasing self-confidence, indentifying suitable topics for coaching and developing planned tasks as part of job