Facilitating the Genetic Counseling Process: A Practice Manual Practice-Based Skills, 2nd edition. Chapter 7: Collaborating with Clients: Providing Information and Assisting in Client Decision Making

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 7 covers the topic of facilitating decision making. 



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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.
      • 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.
    • 11:   Promote client-centered, informed, non-coercive and value-based decision-making.
      • 11a:   Recognize one's own values and biases as they relate to genetic counseling.
      • 11b:   Actively facilitate client decision-making that is consistent with the client's values.
  • Education
    • 14:   Effectively educate clients about a wide range of genetics and genomics information based on their needs, their characteristics and the circumstances of the encounter.
      • 14b:   Recognize and apply risk communication principles and theory to maximize client understanding.