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The Self-Reflective Writing Scale (SRWS): a new measure to assess self-reflection following self-experiential cognitive behaviour therapy training

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The Self-Reflective Writing Scale (SRWS) : a new measure to assess self-reflection following self-experiential cognitive behaviour therapy training. / Ho-wai, Suzanne ; Bennett-Levy, James; Perry, Helen et al.

In: Reflective Practice, Vol. 19, No. 4, 29.10.2018, p. 505-521.

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Ho-wai S, Bennett-Levy J, Perry H, Wood D, Wong C. The Self-Reflective Writing Scale (SRWS): a new measure to assess self-reflection following self-experiential cognitive behaviour therapy training. Reflective Practice. 2018 Oct 29;19(4):505-521. Epub 2018 Oct 29. doi: 10.1080/14623943.2018.1536652

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Ho-wai, Suzanne ; Bennett-Levy, James ; Perry, Helen et al. / The Self-Reflective Writing Scale (SRWS) : a new measure to assess self-reflection following self-experiential cognitive behaviour therapy training. In: Reflective Practice. 2018 ; Vol. 19, No. 4. pp. 505-521.

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