Counselling (Relationships and Communication) Course

By: ACS Distance Education  29/06/2013
Keywords: Distance learning, correspondence courses, distance education

There are six lessons in the Relationships and Communication Counselling Course. The course lasts approximately 100 hours. 1. Communication in Emerging Relationships Introduction Problems in relationships Stages in relationships Interpersonal communication The communication process Principles of communication Communication filtered through perceptions Verbal communication Non verbal communication Communication responsibility Ineffective communication Signs of relationship breakdownEffective communication Abuse and violence in relationships 2. Self-Awareness and Communication Goals Introduction Negative communication Self awareness Setting the stage for change Good communication is thoughtful Intent Awareness Recognising reactive patterns Relationship goals 3. Communication Patterns in Relationships Negative patterns of communication Aggressive patterns Victim patterns Avoidance patterns Thought, feeling and action cycle Thoughts and feelings differentiated Emotions (feelings) Patterns of thought Behaviour (Actions) Action skills Communicating intent 4. Influences on Relating Behaviour and PBL. Influences on communication Environmental influences; family, culture, social, other Global factors Communicating and changing interpersonal needs Changing expectations and needs Adult psychological development Erikson's psycho social stages PBL to create and plan a counselling intervention for a couple who are experiencing relationship difficulties. 5. Communication Techniques and Skills Introduction Triads Listening Paraphrasing Reflective responses; emotions Reflective responses; content Guidelines to prevent inauthentic listening Open questions Message statements or requests Self disclosure Encouraging clients to learn communication 6. Maintaining Relationships Introduction Kinds of, and stages in relationships Factors to help maintain relationships Agreements or contracts Praise and gifts for service Relationship nurturing communication Straight talk Find out more at http://www.acsedu.co.uk/Courses/Psychology/RELATIONSHIPS-AND-COMMUNICATION-COUNSELLING-BPS208-491.aspx

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