Counselling for Hearing Healthcare Professionals

Posted by 2563 on January 9, 2017

Counselling for Hearing Healthcare Professionals

Jan 09th - All Day

This module 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 - centered 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.

This course can be taken as part of the British Academy of Audiology Higher Training Scheme in Therapeutic Rehabilitation

Our aims are to enable you 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
  • Understand how motivational interviewing can be used to facilitate change
  • Discuss the relevance of counselling skills in audiological practice
  • Recognise when onward referral is needed
  • Critically evaluate your own performance as a counsellor