The Reflective Professional in Education

Psychological Perspectives on Changing Contexts

Encouraging professional psychologists and other staff groups to take a more reflective and dynamic stance in relation to their work, The Reflective Professional in Education provides insights and understandings into the building of more effective relationships with clients. It is based on experience derived from specialist work with children and families in a variety of settings, within the broad contexts of education and related fields.

The contributors' proactive approach identities trends and dilemmas facing professionals, and addresses issues such as marketing, psychological services for children, the changing purchasing–provider context in education and inter-agency cooperation. This book will help workers and students in the fields of educational psychology, teaching, the social services and health and community services in dealing with the ethical concerns and challenges with which they are faced.
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Press reviews for: The Reflective Professional in Education

British Journal of Educational Psychology

The broad appeal of this highly relevant and readable book lies in the emphasis placed on cooperative work and good inter-agency liaison, directed at facilitating understanding and fostering change… For all workers in education who are struggling to develop and maintain a proactive and reflective approach to their work this book will serve as both a useful reminder to the rationale for exploring the “how” and “why” as well as “what”…

Education and Health

...helpful both in its content and in its layout. From an always positive approach, this book contemplates how the psychological concepts and theories from the professions can be applied practically in bringing about sucessful inter-agency co-operation. The solid theoretical and practical foundations laid down at the beginning of the book set the tone for the rest.

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