CHCCSL001 Establish and confirm the counselling relationship Answer Document Name: SHANNON KUMAR ID: 07699 Date: Assessment 1 – Short ANSWERS 1: Describe two factors you would need to consider before you commence a counselling session. 1. What the client is expecting from the counselling session 2. What the purpose or objective of the session is. [SCEI, 2016] 2. Describe four sources of information that you can use to gather client’s information prior to commencement of a counselling session. 1. Counselling form filled up by client will provide information about client issues 2. Previous health records of client will help in knowing any existing physical issues of the client 3 . Hospital entry and exit record will help to understand any recent admissions undergone by client 4. Family history will aid in knowing existence of any similar issue in the family (McLeod, 2013) 3. Outline the information are you likely to find in a client’s referral for counselling session. The information that’s most likely to be found in a client’s referral for counselling session are the following ; 1. Clients details 2. Level of risk/danger/concern involved 3. Functional of the client (social, psychological, medical, etc.) 4. Existing and Current Service provides 5. Client appearances including their background issues 4. Discuss four areas that you would focus on when gathering client information. 1. relationship building 2. problem assessment 3. goal setting 4. counseling intervention and termination or referral 5. Describe five communication techniques that you can apply in an initial counselling session. 1 CHCCSL001– Student Assessment 7 Version 1.1 – March, 2016 Southern Cross Education Institute
CHCCSL001 Establish and confirm the counselling relationship Answer Document Name: SHANNON KUMAR ID: 07699 Date: 1. Listening Listening refers to the ability of counsellors to capture and understand the messages clients communicate as they tell their stories, whether those messages are transmitted verbally or nonverbally. 2 . Basic empathy Basic empathy involves listening to clients, understanding them and their concerns as best as we can, and communicating this understanding to them in such a way that they might understand themselves more fully and act on their understanding [Egan, 1998] - 20120721 3. Probing or questioning Probing involves statements and questions from the counsellor that enable clients to explore more fully any relevant issue of their lives. Probes can take the form of statements, questions, requests, single word or phrases and non-verbal prompts. Probes or questions serve the following purposes: to encourage non-assertive or reluctant clients to tell their stories to help clients to remain focused on relevant and important issues 4 . Summarising It is sometimes useful for the counsellor to summarise what was said in a session so as to provide a focus to what was previously discussed, and so as to challenge the client to move forward. Summaries are particularly helpful under the following circumstances:
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