There are 8 lessons in this course:
1. Learning Specific Skills: Methods of learning; learning micro-skills 2. Listening and Bonding: Meeting and greeting; helping the client relax; listening with intent 3. Reflection: Paraphrasing; reflection of feeling; client responses to reflection of feelings; reflection of content and feeling 4. Questioning: Open and closed questions; other types of questions; goals of questioning 5. Interview Techniques: Summarising; confrontation; reframing 6. Changing Beliefs and Normalising: Changing self-destructive beliefs; irrational beliefs; normalising 7. Finding Solutions: Making choices; facilitating actions; gestalt awareness circle; psychological blocks 8. Ending the Counselling: Terminating the session; closure; further meetings; dependency, confronting dependency Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.
• Acquire the ability to explain the processes involved in the training of counsellors in micro skills. • Demonstrate the skills involved in commencing the counselling process and evaluation of non-verbal responses and minimal responses. • Demonstrate reflection of content, feeling, both content and feeling, and its appropriateness to the counselling process. • Develop different questioning techniques and to understand risks involved with some types of questioning. • Show how to use various micro-skills including summarising, confrontation, and reframing. • To demonstrate self-destructive beliefs and show methods of challenging them, including normalising. • Explain how counselling a client can improve their psychological well-being through making choices, overcoming psychological blocks and facilitating actions. • Demonstrate effective ways of terminating a counselling session and to explain ways of addressing dependency.
What You Will Do
• Report on an observed counselling session, simulated or real. • Identify the learning methods available to the trainee counsellor. • Demonstrate difficulties that might arise when first...