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Reflective Practice

The reflective practice resource is designed to consolidate and further develop your knowledge and skills in reflecting on your practice. It contains a range of topics and work-based activities that you are welcome to pick and choose from depending on your learning needs.

Reflective Practice includes:

  • being conscious of the influence of your beliefs, values, qualities, strengths and limitations
  • being able to systematically evaluate an experience or event to develop a new perspective
  • being able to identify and adopt appropriate changes to your practice
  • regularly using the process to continually improve your own and others practice.

Click here to begin exploring the resource.

Models of Reflection: You can also use structured templates based on the reflective models frequently used by effective practitioners such as "Gibbs Model" and Driscoll's "What Model."

Clinical Supervision is another way to foster and develop effective reflective practice. Clinical supervision is process where a facilitator/supervision assists you to explore elements of your professional practice. Evidence suggests that not only does clinical supervision help practitioners to reflect on practice, it enables the development of resilience, emotional intelligence and wellbeing.

You may wish to explore the national resource on clinical supervision though the link within the 'Signposts' section.

Remember to sign into your TURAS account in order to record your learning. You may also want to identify when and where clinical supervision is available in your area.

Feedback from Others: Receiving feedback from others can provide powerful evidence of your effectiveness as a practitioner. Feedback can be from clients/service users/colleagues/peers/students etc. It could also be used to record feedback from managers. Feedback can be verbal, audio or written and you can use this form to provide a summary. There are three forms - a generic feedback formfeedback on a practical skill (DOPs) and - feedback on a consultation (MiniCex)

Values Based Reflective Practice (VBRP) also offers a structured way to formulate your reflections. Click the link in the 'Signposts' section to find out more about this model. You can access the VBRP reflective templates from the links below.