Ongoing Self-Reflection Purpose To suggest that ongoing self-reflection sharpens clinical performance. Method This is an amplifying, affirming response to “An Existential Framework for Understanding the Counseling Needs of Clients” (C. S. Spillers, 2007). Results Attending skills improve as we increase self-awareness. Conclusion By becoming increasingly aware ... Letter to the Editor
Letter to the Editor  |   February 01, 2008
Ongoing Self-Reflection
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Ellen-Marie Silverman
    The Speech Source Milwaukee, WI
  • Contact author: Ellen-Marie Silverman, 5567 North Diversey Boulevard, Whitefish Bay, WI. E-mail: tsss920499@aol.com.
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Letter to the Editor   |   February 01, 2008
Ongoing Self-Reflection
American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, February 2008, Vol. 17, 92. doi:10.1044/1058-0360(2008/008)
History: Received August 17, 2007 , Accepted September 6, 2007
 
American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, February 2008, Vol. 17, 92. doi:10.1044/1058-0360(2008/008)
History: Received August 17, 2007; Accepted September 6, 2007
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Purpose To suggest that ongoing self-reflection sharpens clinical performance.

Method This is an amplifying, affirming response to “An Existential Framework for Understanding the Counseling Needs of Clients” (C. S. Spillers, 2007).

Results Attending skills improve as we increase self-awareness.

Conclusion By becoming increasingly aware of our beliefs about ourselves, others, and the world around us that fashion our actions and feelings, we become increasingly able to distinguish clients' and caregivers' cares, concerns, and lives from projections of our own.

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