Facilitating the Genetic Counseling Process: A Practice Manual. Chapter 9: Client Issues: Resistance, Client Affect, and Client Style

This seminal text contains 12 chapters divided into three sections:

  • communication skills (chapters. 2-7)
  • interpersonal counseling and psychosocial assessment skills (chapters. 8-10)
  • professional ethics and values (chapters. 11-12)

Each chapter includes in-class and written exercises that can be used to help students practice the skills and concepts covered.This chapter describes ways to address resistance to genetic counseling and the impact of specific emotions, intellectual styles and emotional styles on the genetic counseling process. The chapter provides individual and group exercises (written and discussion-based) for skills practice.


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Cost Print price - $89.99 ; ebook price - $69.99/per publisher
Note 2003



Genomic Competencies

Experts from the disciplines listed below have tagged this resource as fulfulling genomic competencies.

Genetic Counselor

  • Genetics Expertise and Analysis
    • 2:   Integrate knowledge of psychosocial aspects of conditions with a genetic component to promote client well-being.
      • 2b:   Describe common emotional and/or behavioral responses that may commonly occur in the genetic counseling context.
      • 2d:   Evaluate the potential impact of psychosocial issues on client decision-making and adherence to medical management.
  • Interpersonal, Psychosocial and Counseling Skills
    • 10:   Use a range of genetic counseling skills and models to facilitate informed decision-making and adaptation to genetic risks or conditions.
      • 10a:   Demonstrate knowledge of psychological defenses, family dynamics, family systems theory, coping models, the grief process, and reactions to illness.
      • 10c:   Employ a variety of advanced genetic counseling skills, such as anticipatory guidance and in-depth exploration of client responses to risks and options.
      • 10d:   Assess clients' psychosocial needs, and evaluate the need for intervention and referral.
      • 10f:   Develop an appropriate follow-up plan to address psychosocial concerns that have emerged in the encounter, including referrals for psychological services when indicated.
    • 9:   Employ active listening and interviewing skills to identify, assess, and empathically respond to stated and emerging concerns.
      • 9a:   Elicit and evaluate client emotions, individual and family experiences, beliefs, behaviors, values, coping mechanisms and adaptive capabilities.
      • 9b:   Engage in relationship-building with the client by establishing rapport, employing active listening skills and demonstrating empathy.
      • 9c:   Assess and respond to client emotional and behavioral cues, expressed both verbally and non-verbally, including emotions affecting understanding, retention, perception, and decision-making.