Critical Thinking for Helping Professionals: A Skills-Based by Eileen Gambrill, Leonard Gibbs

By Eileen Gambrill, Leonard Gibbs

Severe pondering values, wisdom, and abilities are indispensable to evidence-based perform within the aiding professions. Practitioners needs to be in a position to imagine sincerely, each day, approximately judgements that could swap their consumers' lives. Critical pondering for supporting execs, third Edition, is designed to interact readers as energetic members in honing their severe considering abilities, learning a coherent decision-making procedure, and integrating the evidence-based perform approach into their paintings with clients.

In this interactive skills-based workbook, 37 hands-on routines provide wealthy possibilities for college kids in specialist teaching programs to profit the way to make educated judgements. specified fabric exploring using propaganda in advertisements and discussing the examine on judgment and challenge fixing spotlight the relationship among serious pondering and evidence-based perform. for college students in social paintings, nursing, counseling, and psychology, this new version of a special workbook is a enjoyable and thought-provoking technique to sharpen and maximize their decision-making talents that allows you to supply their consumers with the simplest care possible.

* enjoyable, interactive workouts emphasize studying by way of doing

* Integrates study and perform, perform and coverage, and demanding considering and evidence-based practice

* is helping readers to acknowledge how one can realize propaganda, keep away from pitfalls in determination making, significantly appraise study, and increase their practice

* perfect for graduate and undergraduate classes in examine and practice

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Seek clarity. • Deal in an orderly manner with the parts of a complex whole. • Be sensitive to the feelings, level of knowledge, and degree of sophistication of others. • Think independently. • Persevere in seeking clarity and evaluating arguments. Source: Adapted from Paul, R. (1993). ) (pp. 470–472). Santa Rosa, CA: Foundation for Critical Th inking. org. Reprinted with permission. See also Ennis (1987), Popper (1972). 5 Valuable Intellectual Traits • Intellectual humility: Recognize the limits of our own knowledge, including a sensitivity to circumstances in which we are likely to deceive ourselves; sensitivity to bias, prejudice and limitations of our viewpoint.

When asked to elaborate, he may offer sound reasons reflecting related evidence. That is, his “hunch” was an informed one. , see Waber, Shiv, Carmon, & Ariely, 2008). , Grove & Meehl, 1996; Quinsey, Harris, Rice, & Cormier, 1998). Actuarial judgments are based on empirical relationships between variables and an outcome, such as future abuse. Attributing judgments to “intuition” decreases opportunities to teach others. One has “it” but doesn’t know how or why “it” works. If you ask your supervisor “How did you know to do that at that time,” and he says, “My intuition,” this will not help you to learn what to do.

They question values and positions that may be common in a society, group, or their own family. Thus, critical thinking is a radical idea. Raising such questions may make you unpopular. ” And you must pick your battles, especially in professional settings in which beliefs may have life-affecting consequences for clients. Skill in raising questions in a diplomatic way are important (see Exercise 17). Critical thinking requires critical discussion and consideration of opposing views. Only by such open dialogue may you discover that you are wrong and that there is a better idea.

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