Counselling for Hearing Healthcare Professionals

Counselling for Hearing Healthcare Professionals

Course Organiser: Ms Lucy Handscomb

January 9 2017 Monday afternoons for ten weeks

http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ear/study/cpd-courses/coursepages/aamc-counselling

This 10 week course aims to enable practitioners at all levels to improve the quality of their day-to-day interaction with patients and their carers through the use of counselling skills.

The module will introduce the three core conditions of person-centred counselling: genuineness, empathy and unconditional positive regard.

Participants will gain an understanding of key counselling skills such as active listening, reflection and effective use of questioning and challenging. The inclusion of counselling skills in audiological practice will be discussed, along with issues such as maintaining boundaries and accessing supervision.

By the end of this module, students will be able to:

  • Compare different approaches to counselling
  • Use a range of verbal and non- verbal listening skills
  • Use questioning and challenging techniques in a helpful manner
  • Describe the principles of cognitive behavioural therapy
  • Discuss the relevance of counselling skills in audiological practice
  • Recognise when onward referral is needed
  • Critically evaluate their own performance as a counsellor.