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Micro-counselling Skills

by Insight

  • date & time

    Thu. 3 Nov 2022
    8:45 am – 1:00 pm

  • location
    Virtual Classroom: Zoom

Micro-counselling skills are the essential communication building blocks required to develop therapeutic alliance with clients.  This workshop will explore these primary counselling concepts and skillsets, and therefore is suitable for anyone working in health and community service settings who provide support to people with AOD and/or mental health concerns.

NB: Micro-counselling Skills training involves a blended learning program consisting of the self-directed e-Learning module – Micro-counselling Skills (pre-requisite) - and a half-day interactive workshop. Participants are recommended to complete the e-Learning module in the week prior to their schedule workshop (approx. one hour). The best learning outcomes will be achieved through completing these sessions in order.

By the end of this workshop learners will be able to build on the topics covered in the introductory e-Learning module to:

  • Describe a core set of micro-counselling skills that can be incorporated into practice
  • Learn how to both identify and demonstrate core micro-counselling skills including active listening and OARS
  • Understand and avoid roadblocks to communication
  • Identify existing strengths in micro-counselling skills practice and consideration of areas for growth

Pre-requisite:  Micro-counselling Skills eLearning.

To attend the virtual classroom please ensure:

  • Your device has reliable internet to stream video and audio
  • Your camera is able to remain on for the full duration of the workshop (except during designated breaks or as advised by the facilitator) and you have a microphone to enable you to engage in activities and discussions;
  • You have access to the participant workbook (either electronically on a second screen, or a printed copy);
  • You are in a quiet, appropriate space with minimal distractions;
  • You are logged in on an individual device (do not join workshop as a group with other registered or non-registered participants).

NB: This workshop is open to QUEENSLAND workers only.

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