Facilitating the Genetic Counseling Process: A Practice Manual Practice-Based Skills, 2nd edition. Chapter 6: Structuring the Genetic Counseling Session: Initiating, Contracting, Ending and Referral

This seminal text contains 13 chapters covering key communication skills, interpersonal skills, and professional values and ethics relevant to genetic counseling practice. Each chapter concludes with practice activities to help students work on the various skills taught. Chapter 6 covers how to structure the session from start (introduction and contracting) to finish (endings and referral).

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Cost Print price - $149 ; ebook price - $109/per publisher

Date of Resource 2018

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.
      • 10d:   Assess clients' psychosocial needs, and evaluate the need for intervention and referral.
    • 8:   Establish a mutually agreed upon genetic counseling agenda with the client.
      • 8a:   Describe the genetic counseling process to clients.
      • 8b:   Elicit client expectations, perceptions, knowledge, and concerns regarding the genetic counseling encounter and the reason for referral or contact.
      • 8c:   Apply client expectations, perceptions, knowledge and concerns towards the development of a mutually agreed upon agenda.
      • 8d:   Modify the genetic counseling agenda, as appropriate by continually contracting to address emerging concerns.