You will critically evaluate your own current practice and identify how you plan to integrate the relational and interviewing skills and insights from CBT approaches within your practice to improve therapeutic relationships with your clients.

In order to present a high quality report, it is important to have a clear understanding of what it is exactly that the assessment title is asking you to do and to identify directive words. One of the directive words in this title is ‘critical.’ Critical writing involves the following:

  • Making a judgement
  • Presenting both implications and solutions
  • Viewing the same issue from different angles
  • Drawing conclusions and possibly making recommendations

Critical writing is not a narrative that describes or repeats what you have learned in a rote manner. When using critical writing, you participate in an academic debate. You are required to present arguments back and forth, and present information that may be contradictory or controversial.


The second directive word is reflection. Reflective writing provides an opportunity for you to:

  • reflect on what you already know
  • relate new learning to your past and current experience
  • understand how these factors impact your acquisition of new knowledge and skills


A report is a form of academic writing that uses sections with headings, where each section and subsection has a specific purpose. The use of the first person is acceptable.




Critically evaluate own practice and identify next steps.