In this final part of the book, I present some ideas for follow-up study. The point was made in Part One that the ideas presented in this book draw upon an extensive theory base. While you do not have to be au fait with the theoretical underpinnings before you can use the tools presented in Part Two, I would argue that the deeper your understanding of the ideas on which the tools are based, the better equipped you will be to make best use of the tools. The more informed you are about the theoretical issues, the greater the insight you will have when it comes to using the tools at an advanced level. You should be wary of falling into the trap of seeing practical tools as an alternative to theoretical understanding. As the discussion of reflective practice in Part One confirms, we should be seeking to integrate theory and practice rather than to reject one in favour of the other. The more you understand the theory base linked to the various tools, the stronger a position you will be in, not only to practise at an advanced level, but also to continue learning and developing over time (Thompson, 2000).
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