Why is it essential for people working in the helping professions to be able to


Why is it essential for people working in the helping professions to be able to understand and apply the scientific method? Consider other ways of knowing, such as personal experience, tradition, authority, common sense, and the popular media. Identify and describe at least two instances in your life in which you relied on one (or more) of these ways of knowing and eventually determined that you were not correct, or that you did not have the entire story. How did you come to realize that your perspective was incomplete?
As an individual working in the helping professions, how can you recognize and avoid the pitfalls of inaccurate observation, overgeneralization, selective observation, ex post facto hypothesizing, ego involvement in understanding, illogical reasoning, premature closure of inquiry, and reliance on pseudoscience in your professional practice?
What does it mean to be a career-long learner? Describe an experience from your own life that illustrates the potential benefits of career-long learning.
Why does a commitment to the use of evidence-based practices require a commitment to career-long learning? How can I be a career-long learner in the helping profession? What methods can I utilize to be a career-long learner?
Why are evaluation and feedback essential components of the steps in the evidence-based practice process? Give an example of a situation you remember in which you received evaluation and feedback from a teacher, parent, coach, or another mentor. What made the feedback experience for you memorable? What can you learn from this experience receiving feedback that you can apply to future situations in which you may need to give feedback to others?


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