Core Counseling Skills for Therapists & Social Workers

This course is based on techniques drawn from Rational Emotive Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Cross Cultural Counseling and Short-Term Brief Strategic Therapy. It will assist therapists and social workers to increase their communication skills, develop a framework within which to work with challenging clients, enhance their levels of competence, and reduce levels of stress and anxiety.

Program Highlights:

    Principles and assumptions

  • 12 guidelines for the experienced or beginning counselor or social worker
    Core competency skills

  • Cultural dynamics
  • Empathy
  • Techniques and styles
    The dynamics of establishing and maintaining rapport

  • Mirroring and marching
  • Listening skills
    Interviewing skills

  • Six key adjectives
  • Three ‘must use’ questions
    Core Strategy

  • The Outcome Frame
    Self-care

  • Count your Blessings
  • Circles of Excellence
  • Reduce stress