Module 5 - Learning how to use counselling tools
Purpose of this module: To introduce counsellors to counselling techniques in more advanced areas such as relationship dynamics, group dynamics and how to help clients cope with crisis challenges. This module forms part of a counselling course in wellness.
This Course Includes
- Course Instructor MDH Training services
This study unit on relationship counselling is intended to meet the needs of learners who interact with individuals and groups in a counselling context where clients are enabled to go through the process of finding solutions to their concerns and/or difficulties. Its meant to develop learners who are able to manage themselves in relation to others, interact with other people and behave ethically in a counselling context.
Group counselling provides an excellent opportunity to reach a number of people with similar challenges simultaneously, for example clients going through separation or divorce, people with alcohol addiction or stress, burnout or anxiety. Group counselling has the added advantage that members of a group can share their experiences and struggles to build rapport with one another to contribute to empowering of the individual. People wrestling with problems find it comforting to hear that others have similar challenges and they may benefit by learning how those people manage to cope. Group counselling can be used to advertise and build a counselling practice.
This study unit will introduce the counsellor to the nature and scope of crises and develop counselling competencies to deal with clients who experience a crisis or health challenge, worry and fear.
Here is exactly what we cover in this course:
- Explaining different types of relationships.
- Investigating factors that impact on interpersonal relationships.
- Developing skills and techniques for managing interpersonal relationships.
- Demonstrating ability to manage self in relation to others.
- Exploring aspects of inter cultural communication that have implications for relationships.
- Forming and counselling groups
- Discussing group dynamics
- Explain what is required of a group counsellor
- Reflect constructively on the group process
- Use group counselling as marketing tool for a practice.
- The qualifying learner is upon completing this study unit capable of:
- Explaining the meaning of a personal crisis
- Discussing and applying the wellness approach to crisis counselling
- Rendering support to clients facing crises
- Dealing with worry and fear to help clients cope
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