Basic skills of councelling

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Lesson 1 Basic Skills of Counselling
Can you think of any additional goals for counselling?
Achieving change in attitudes, ways of thinking about the possibilities, make a person to be optimistic in everything good.
Add some itemes to the Downnside and the Upside colums below
Downside Upside
1)confuse empathywith confidence. 1)Understand the behavior.
2)not interpret the rason for the problem. 2)Clarify the key issuues for change.
3)not clarify the key issues for change. 3)Understand the problem
4)not designed objective targets. 4)designed objective targets.
5)poor communication.5)Optimal communication.
Review Exercises
1) What are your personal goals for this course? List them below.
-Rational problems solving
-Effective methood of support
-correct my dopwnsides
-give strenth to my positve skills.
2) What does the phrase “help the client become more effective at helping themselves” mean to yuo?
The cliet must take knowledge of their problem andmotivate them to take the more better solution of the same.
3. Imagine that you are a client and you are seeing a counsellor for the first time What might you be feeling? Try to list your possible emotions and discuss the reasons for them.
Well as a first impression I hope tohavechossen well, feel deference for the counsellor and be eager to meet his words to achieve effectivwe help for myproblem, possile emotions; uncertainty and suspense. The counsellor should remove any doubt, for the client to have confidence and achieve the first point “empathy”.
4. If you were to tell your ´story´to a counsellor, what major topics would you discuss? What would you leave out?

For discuss;my wa, my fears, my matters, my goals ...and leave out things without meaning.

5. Define the term`leverage´in your words.

Clients usually seek guidance because they want to change something in their lives but they may not be sure what this change constitutes or even what issues to focus on. Guidance workers help them ‘identify and work on problems, issues, concerns, or opportunities that will make a difference’ (Egan). Guidance workers help clients focus on important issues and to prioritise theorder in which they are to be dealt with. In situations where clients are grappling with many issues at once, the cousellor helps clients search for some leverage; by tackling one particular problem which will also contribute to resolving some of the other problems faced by the client, e.g. taking a up a course will have a knock-on effect on other issues e.g. higher qualification, better jobprospects, focus on the important things are the priority for treatment, taking the characteristics of a situation as the basis (leverage) to the best solution for multiple cases.

.: If you were the person described above, how would you insure tha you bias againts homosexuality does not cause harm to a client. - abovefindings have to be my goal, the customer deserves the best of me and I should not express any difference to anyone because of race, sex, religion, or way of life I am a counselor and hire me for that.
Lesson 2 On being a Counsellor
Write down what you might say to a client if you planned to refer him to a professinal whit expertise in the client´s area of need. Assume that the client´snedd are beyond your expertise
according to the Code of Ethics of the Canadian Association of counseling I perform refer their case to a competent professional. Review exercises
1. Consider the following areas of self awareness tha Egan believes are important. Write comment about yourself whit regard to...
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