VERBAL COUNSELLING SKILLS
UNDER THE MICROSCOPE :
SUITABLE FOR ALL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
Lectures and Practical Demonstrations
on all stages of Counselling's
essential Verbal Skills
The First Session: Rapport, Making Contact, Hopes & Expectations, Acceptance, Reassurance, Initial Assessment, Contract and Strategic Plan to Achieve Goals.
The Counselling Relationship at the Beginning, Middle and Concluding Stages of Counselling.
Refined Skills in Attending.
Guidelines for Reflective Skills of Active Listening: Re-Stating, Paraphrasing and Types of Summarizing.
Probing Skills: Types of valuable statements, instructions and questions and sensitivity in proceeding.
Ongoing Re-Assessment and Adjustment of Goals and Strategies.
Sensitivity in Challenging Skills to bring Constructive Change: Giving Information & Feedback, Coping Mechanisms, Confrontation, Discrepancies, Giving Directives, Usefulness of Different Perspectives, Self Disclosure, Immediacy.
Identifying Themes and Patterns, Making Connections.
Combining the Counselling Strategies.
Deciding on Appropriate Changes and Setting Future Goals.
Implementation of Changes, Transfer of Learning, Evaluating Action, Sustaining Healthy Changes.
Completing the Counselling Relationship.