Facilitating the Genetic Counseling Process. Chapter 5: Gathering Information: Asking Questions and Taking Client Genetic History

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 defines questioning skills, discusses effective and ineffective questioning strategies, and discusses collecting family histories.


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2003


Genomic Competencies

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

Genetic Counselor

  • 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.
      • 10b:   Utilize a range of basic counseling skills, such as open-ended questions, reflection, and normalization.
    • 13:   Apply genetic counseling skills in a culturally responsive and respectful manner to all clients.
      • 13b:   Assess and respond to client cultural beliefs relevant to the genetic counseling encounter.
      • 13c:   Utilize multicultural genetic counseling resources to plan and tailor genetic counseling agendas, and assess and counsel clients.
      • 13d:   Maintain professional boundaries by ensuring directive statements, self-disclosure, and self-involving responses are in the best interest of the client.