Counselling Skills Certificate

Counselling Skills Certificate

Agenda

  • Monday, October 28, 2019
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    9:00 AM  -  4:00 PM
    Day 1 - Common factors in Successful Outcomes

    Research based guidelines for best practice in counselling.  Skills will include: practicing types of questions, eliciting client feedback, summarizing for understanding.

  • Tuesday, October 29, 2019
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    9:00 AM  -  4:00 PM
    Day 2 -Making the First Session Count
    Building alliance, generating hope, finding a doable project for change.  Skills will include: lowering client arousal, listening for client values and skills, reflective listening, and naming success markers for change.
  • Monday, November 11, 2019
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    9:00 AM  -  4:00 PM
    Day 3 - Including the Body in Counselling
    Making best use of neuro-plasticity and mindfulness to improve outcomes.  Skills will include: explaining the brain/body connection, attending to physiological arousal, supporting client skill development for self-soothing.
  • Tuesday, November 12, 2019
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    9:00 AM  -  4:00 PM
    Day 4 -Second Session and Beyond

    Finding and building on progress.  Skills will include: hearing exceptions and managing setbacks, generating stories of success, managing the influence of recurring problems, building social support for change.

  • Monday, December 9, 2019
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    9:00 AM  -  4:00 PM
    Day 5 - Counselling Practicalities
    ​Records, ethics and use of self.  Skills will include: note-taking practices, ethical self-disclosure and decision-making, managing reactions and self-care.
  • Tuesday, December 10, 2019
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    9:00 AM  -  4:00 PM
    Day 6 - Closure in Counselling
    ​Consolidating and maintaining change projects.  Skills will include: using notes and documents to support change, engaging client support systems, collaborative reflection and summarizing.
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