1. The Functions and Scope of practice of a Counsellor
- What is Counselling?
- Aims of counselling.
- Who is a counsellor?
- Attitudes and qualities of a good counsellor
- The Functions of Counselling
- The Elements of Counselling
- The social learning theory
- Basic Social Learning Concepts
- The Skilled Helper”: A Systematic Approach to Helping.
2. Human Development
3. Principles of counselling
- Skills of a Counsellor
- Listening and attending skills
- Effective communication:
- Open and close ended question
- Problem solving and advice giving
- Goal setting and getting a commitment
- What are professional boundaries?
4. Counselling Individuals with Special Needs:
- Crisis Counselling
- Counselling Couples
- Couple counselling techniques
- Counselling couples in the context of HIV
- Counselling discordant couples
5. The impact of values and attitudes on behaviour and counselling.
- The Counsellor’s Values, Ethics and Attitudes
- Genuineness or congruence
- Empowerment and self- responsibility
- Respect for diversity within the counselling relationship
- Prejudice is a preconceived feeling or bias, an opinion with judgement, and it is a normal human reaction.
- An enabling counselling environment
- The importance of an enabling counselling environment
6. Record keeping and Supervision